Resolution J2530-2013

Commending the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation upon the occasion of hosting its Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
Corporation upon the occasion of hosting  its  Restore  Brooklyn  Annual
Benefit  on  October  17,  2013,  and  honoring  Daniel L. Doctoroff for
special recognition

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  pay  tribute  to
community-based  organizations which devote their energy, resources, and
purposeful endeavors to improving the community's quality, economy,  and
character of life; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is  the  intent  of  this  Legislative  Body  to
commend the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation upon the occasion
of  hosting its Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit, at the Waldorf Astoria,
on October 17, 2013, and to honor Daniel L. Doctoroff for special recog-
nition; and
  WHEREAS, Daniel L. Doctoroff is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  and
President  of Bloomberg L.P., the leading provider of financial informa-
tion; he joined Bloomberg L.P. in  January  2008  as  President  of  the
Company and was appointed CEO in August 2011; and
  WHEREAS,  Daniel  L. Doctoroff received a bachelor of arts degree from
Harvard College and a J.D. degree from The Law School at the  University
of Chicago; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Alisa and their three
children,  all  of  whom  feel  privileged  to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Daniel L. Doctoroff serves on the Boards of the University of
Chicago, World Resources Institute, Youth  Inc.,  Committee  Encouraging
Corporate  Philanthropy,  Human  Rights  First,  Riverside Park Fund and
National Academy Foundation; and
  WHEREAS, His support of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
resulted in  strengthened  commercial  corridors,  new  and  revitalized
public spaces, and the creation of new businesses and jobs; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  of  the seed of public concern, the Bedford Stuyvesant
Restoration Corporation (Restoration) was launched in 1967,  by  Bedford
Stuyvesant  community  residents  with  the bipartisan support of United
States Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob K. Javits  as  the  nation's
first  community  development  association  (CDC); a trailblazer for the
more than 3,000 CDCs which exist across the country  today,  it  proudly
continues to be a leader in the field of community development; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  its  inception, Restoration has been striving to make
Bedford Stuyvesant a better place for residents and businesses alike; to
this end, it provides a full spectrum of programs  which  promote  self-
sufficiency  and inspire family and youth to succeed in work, at school,
and at home; from increasing access to jobs which pay  living  wages  to
preserving the rich cultural legacy upon which Bedford Stuyvesant prides
itself,  Restoration is a catalyst for tangible change in Central Brook-
lyn, facilitating neighborhood improvement while serving as a model  for
distressed communities nationwide; and
  WHEREAS,  True to its purpose and active in its endeavors, the Bedford
Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has  pursued  its  course  with  high
motivation  and much success; it continues to lead through the provision
of services which increase access to affordable housing, facilitate  the
attainment  of  jobs  which pay living wages, promote financial literacy
and asset creation, nurture arts and culture, and empower individuals to
reach their full potential; and
  WHEREAS, With a strong vision and commitment, the  Bedford  Stuyvesant
Restoration  Corporation  has established a standard of high purpose and

worthy accomplishment which merits  the  highest  commendation  of  this
Legislative  Body and the people of the City and State of New York; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation upon the occasion
of hosting its Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit, at the Waldorf  Astoria,
on October 17, 2013, and to honor Daniel L. Doctoroff for special recog-
nition; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, and Daniel L.
Doctoroff.

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