News Hub: Recent Press

For Brooklyn Community Pride Center press releases or media enquiries, please
email Jere Keys, Development and Engagement Manager, or call (347) 991-8500.

Gay City News, 10/27/2021:
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Unveils New Headquarters.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling its new headquarters on October 27 after the project was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public opening, however, remains months away as the new space gets finalized. Read article at Gay City News

News 12 Brooklyn, 10/27/2021:
A new community center named in honor of Rep. Owens opens in Crown Heights.

The Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center is named in honor of Rep. Owens, who worked in the House of Representatives for more than 20 years. Owens served New York’s 11th and 12th Congressional districts and was known for his passion to strengthen the education system. Watch video at News 12 Brooklyn

CBS News 2, 10/27/2021:
Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory.

After years of planning and debate, the Bedford-Union Armory has been transformed into a recreational facility and housing. The complex was named after civil rights activist and former Congressman Major Owens in the spirit of his efforts to bring much-needed resources to the Brooklyn community. Read more at CBS 2 News

ABC News 7, 10/28/2021:
Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center

Watch video at ABC News 7

Fast Company, 10/26/2021:
Brooklyn is the gentrification capital of America. This $256 million experiment tries to change that.

Filling nearly a full city block in the lower-income Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a gigantic barrel-vaulted building sits as a vestige of a distant past. The 67,000-square-foot building—about a professional soccer field worth of space—was home to a troop of horse riders… Read more at Fact Company

New York Daily News, 10/28/2021:
A jewel in Crown Heights: The Bedford Union Armory is transformed into a recreation center for the community

Yesterday, the Bedford Union Armory, a massive old National Guard facility that like other city armories long sat vacant and in disrepair, formally became the Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, a beautiful asset to Crown Heights and Central Brooklyn. Read more at New York Daily News

Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 sex work warrants

News 12, 01/29/2021:
Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to sex work

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced the dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to loitering and prostitution. News 12 spoke with advocates of Decriminalizing Sex Work, who said Friday they celebrated a small victory. Watch the report on News 12

Brooklyn Community Pride Center CEO applauds President Biden's order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

News 12, 01/22/2021:
Pride center CEO applauds President Biden’s order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

“I cried at the inauguration because Joe Biden might be the oldest president we’ve ever had, but he’s also the most inclusive. We’ve seen that on day one and he’s delivering on that promise,” said CEO of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center Floyd Rumohr. Watch the report on News 12

News Hub: Recent Press

For press releases or media enquiries, please email Jere Keys, Development and Engagement Manager, or call (347) 991-8500.

Gay City News, 10/27/2021:
Brooklyn Community Pride Center Unveils New Headquarters.

Brooklyn Community Pride Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling its new headquarters on October 27 after the project was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The public opening, however, remains months away as the new space gets finalized. Read article at Gay City News

News 12 Brooklyn, 10/27/2021:
A new community center named in honor of Rep. Owens opens in Crown Heights.

The Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center is named in honor of Rep. Owens, who worked in the House of Representatives for more than 20 years. Owens served New York’s 11th and 12th Congressional districts and was known for his passion to strengthen the education system. Watch video at News 12 Brooklyn

CBS News 2, 10/27/2021:
Nonprofits Now Have New Home In Brooklyn, Thanks To Transformation Of Bedford-Union Armory.

After years of planning and debate, the Bedford-Union Armory has been transformed into a recreational facility and housing. The complex was named after civil rights activist and former Congressman Major Owens in the spirit of his efforts to bring much-needed resources to the Brooklyn community. Read more at CBS 2 News

ABC News 7, 10/28/2021:
Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center

Watch video at ABC News 7

Fast Company, 10/26/2021:
Brooklyn is the gentrification capital of America. This $256 million experiment tries to change that.

Filling nearly a full city block in the lower-income Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, a gigantic barrel-vaulted building sits as a vestige of a distant past. The 67,000-square-foot building—about a professional soccer field worth of space—was home to a troop of horse riders… Read more at Fact Company

New York Daily News, 10/28/2021:
A jewel in Crown Heights: The Bedford Union Armory is transformed into a recreation center for the community

Yesterday, the Bedford Union Armory, a massive old National Guard facility that like other city armories long sat vacant and in disrepair, formally became the Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, a beautiful asset to Crown Heights and Central Brooklyn. Read more at New York Daily News

Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 sex work warrants

News 12, 01/29/2021:
Brooklyn DA’s office announces dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to sex work

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced the dismissal of 262 outstanding warrants related to loitering and prostitution. News 12 spoke with advocates of Decriminalizing Sex Work, who said Friday they celebrated a small victory. Watch the report on News 12

Brooklyn Community Pride Center CEO applauds President Biden's order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

News 12, 01/22/2021:
Pride center CEO applauds President Biden’s order against discrimination based on sexual orientation

“I cried at the inauguration because Joe Biden might be the oldest president we’ve ever had, but he’s also the most inclusive. We’ve seen that on day one and he’s delivering on that promise,” said CEO of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center Floyd Rumohr. Watch the report on News 12

GCN Non-Profit Leaders Discuss Challenges, Work-Arounds During COVID Era

Gay City News, 07/02/2020:
Nonprofit Leaders Discuss Challenges, Work-Arounds During COVID Era

Leaders at several nonprofit groups serving LGBTQ New Yorkers huddled together for a Gay City News virtual conference on June 30 to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their organizations. Read the GCN.com article.

News 12 Covid Care Packages 061820

News 12, 06/17/2020:
“You can change your story”: Brooklyn Organization Sends Care Packages to Transgender Women of Color

Latravious Collins started Brooklyn GHOST Project and is partnering with Brooklyn Community Pride Center to put together COVID-19 care packages for transgender women of color. Watch the News 12 clip.

Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Gay City News, 04/23/2020:
Borough Pride Centers Improvise to Serve During COVID Crisis

Some of the virtual programs offered by Brooklyn Community Pride Center include support groups, physical activity-related classes, social events, and a virtual resource hub providing help seven days a week. Read the GCN.com article.