Today, 1921 Cortelyou Road and Baptist Church of the Redeemer was mentioned in The New York Times in a story about the development of faith-based sites.
In increasingly challenging times for houses of worship, it’s important that the development market reacts sensitively and respectfully. We are proud that our Cortelyou Road / Baptist Church of the Redeemer project is doing just this. The church is expressed physically, distinctly, and honorably, while the housing above provides for the city’s underserved population. We are thankful that this development is welcomed in Flatbush.
To learn more about this project’s intricate history and how it came to life, see our post from March 2019.
The changing model of how kids can best learn in New York City has brought charter schools to the forefront of the discussion. This New York Times article uses the Bronx Community Charter School as a flashpoint for looking at the challenges faced by schools operating outside the mold and functioning under non-traditional funding structures.
Jack Doyle, the Executive Director of New Settlement Apartments, was named the “Mayor of Renewal” in a New York Times article last week that profiled the “real mayors of New York.” The glowing profile highlighted Jack’s contributions to the Mt. Eden neighborhood of the Bronx. He works to build community there as both a longtime resident of the area and as the director of the community-based organization. New Settlement owns and manages many affordable housing buildings and hosts cultural and educational programs. Our project New Settlement Community Campus is the most recent venue in which the organization is supporting the neighborhood. If you haven’t checked out the amazing programs provided at the Community Center — Alvin Ailey dance classes, yoga, and swimming, to name just a few — we suggest you follow their Facebook page.
Congratulations, Jack. We are proud to partner with New Settlement on their work to make New York City communities vibrant and strong, and we’re happy that the NYT honors these heroes.