Founded in 2003, Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School is a private alternative school serving children grades K - 8. The…More school's principal is Dr. Thomas G. DeMarco. The school prides itself on its rigorous curriculum and high academic standards and strives to prepare its students for higher education.
Brooklyn Excelsior is a part of the National Heritage Academies and is chartered by the State University of New York (SUNY). Brooklyn Excelsior offers special education classes, enforces a strict dress code and encourages strong parental involvment. The school does not screen or test its students as a requirement for enrollment.
Lionheart Natural Herbs & Spices 676 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY11216 Lionheart carries cultural crafts representing the Rastafarian culture. From Afro-centric clothing to handmade jewelry,…More Lionheart shows its pride in its cultural beliefs. Natural herbal teas are available for consumption as well, including soursop leaves, medina tea leaves, strong back root leaves and fever grass leaves.
Reliable Cleaners Inc 866 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY11205 Reliable Cleaners prides itself on being a local establishment, and not your typical "commercial cleaner." The modest…More storefront on Beford Avenue keeps the community looking good in their suits and dresses, and the staff are residents of the neighborhood themselves.
Los Compadres Liquor 79 Saratoga Ave, Brooklyn, NY11233 Los Compadres Liquor is open seven days a week for wines and liquor. The store offers all items behind glass, but with…More easy viewing display. High end liquors include Patron, Jameson, and more. A variety of wines from Chile, Spain, France, Australia, California, and other regions are available. Cheaper liquors and wines are also available, including Barefoot, Carlos Rossi, and Pride and Clark.
Boys and Girls High School (BGHS) is a public high school in Brooklyn, serving students in grades 9 through 12. The…More principal is Bernard Gassaway.
With an enrollment of 2,225 students, Boys and Girls High School is one of the largest high schools in Brooklyn and is the largest high school in Bedford Stuyvesant. BGHS is a well-known and beloved school in the community, referring to itself as "The Pride and Joy of Bed-Stuy." It is known for its active PTA, more than 30 student organizations and numerous sports teams. The school's sprawling track and football field and winning basketball and football teams have earned it national publicity, attracting regular coverage by The New York Daily News and ESPN.
BGHS offers free tutoring by professionals in their field, along with free workshops on financial and computer literacy for parents.
The Bowery Residents' Committee (BRC) was founded in 1971 by residents of a homeless shelter in the Bowery area of…More Manhattan. Today, BRC has grown to add 27 total programs, all of which are aimed at improving the lives of New York City residents battling with homelessness, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction.
BRC has a strong volunteer base and prides itself on being an organization that is compassionate of its clients, accepting them at face value. BRC offers drug treatment, mental health care, medical services, transitional housing, senior services and vocational services.
It also expects clients to advocate for their own needs.