The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization committed to the economic development, cultural enrichment and historic preservation of the Atlantic Avenue area from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by local merchants and community activists, the AALDC is committed to Atlantic Avenue, one of the great streets of New York. It is home to people of various cultural backgrounds, vibrant and successful businesses, long standing institutions, and rich architectural character. This 1.5 mile stretch knits together the established neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn. In the 1970’s the AALDC sought a way to promote Brooklyn and “welcome” visitors to dine, shop, and enjoy the historic Atlantic Avenue areas. The resulting event was the first annual Atlantic Antic in 1974. In 1986, the AALDC was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization to support the Atlantic Antic and its mission formed to grow these principles into other like programs and advocacy. Today, the AALDC works to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding Atlantic Avenue through advocacy, cultural events, outreach/PR and historic preservation. Because business is promoted by preservation of the 19th century buildings on Atlantic Avenue, especially Civil War-era storefronts, the AALDC encourages compliance with the Atlantic Avenue Special Zoning District, which the AALDC helped create. STAFF Executive Director – Tammy Ben-Eliezer-Baxter Program & Administrative Coordinator – Ana Colón Communications & Public Relations Assistant – Rebeca Checo BOARD OF DIRECTORS Co-President – Christian Haag Co-President – Nat Rubin Co-Vice President – Sue Wolfe Co-Vice President – Darlene C. Samuels Treasurer – Enza Ferrante Co-Secretary – Sharon Taylor Co-Secretary – Jamie Federico Debra Hare-Bey Katya Issaeva...Read More
AALDC’s works alongside Atlantic Avenue store and property owners to help increase economic development through historic preservation for the Atlantic Avenue community. By conserving the distinctive architecture and character of Atlantic Avenue we are maintaining a sense of its history and unique quality that gives people the feeling of being some place “special”. For property owners historic preservation raises property values by making the neighborhood a more desirable destination and for merchants, it stimulates business by creating an attractive street that invites customers. For more zoning regulation information click here (PDF of zoning regulation booklet) Provided below are links that further explain about the purpose and benefits of historic preservation: http://nysparks.com/shpo/tax-credit-programs/ http://www.achp.gov/recovery/economic.html http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/home/home.shtml http://nysparks.com/shpo/national-register/...Read More
AALDC YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The 2017 Youth Scholarship Application for Local Summer and Fall Programs is Officially Closed. Please check back in February 2018 for next year’s scholarship application. 2017 Youth Scholarships Local Summer and Fall Programs Scholarship Eligibility Rules and Guidelines Official Scholarship Application (Available Online Only) Current Youth Scholarship Opportunities – 2017 Scholarships Contact Email: Scholarships@atlanticave.org ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is providing opportunities for youth to attend local programs that are enriching while forwarding economic development within the Brooklyn communities of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. The Scholarship Program is open to children ages 4 to 18 who live or attend schools within Brooklyn Public School Districts 13 or 15. Priority Scholarship Awards will be given to low-income families; Families with limited financial resources are also encouraged to apply. 2017 SUMMER AND FALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM PARTNERS EDUCATIONAL/TUTORING PROGRAMS Mathnasium of Brooklyn Heights READ 718 PERFORMING ARTS/DANCE Brooklyn Ballet Mark Morris Dance Group Creative Arts Studio PERFORMING ARTS/VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Brooklyn Music Factory Brooklyn Youth Chorus PHYSICAL FITNESS/SPORTS Brooklyn Boulders Dodge YMCA World Martial Arts Center Gotham Archery Rent Ride Return SUPPORT OUR LOCAL YOUTH! DONATE TO THE AALDC YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Click to Donate Now! AALDC YOUTH COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP MEDIA To see the First Year AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Highlights Slideshow click HERE PRESS RELEASES AND MEDIA COVERAGE: First Year Post-Awarding Results Press Release Click HERE AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Launch Press Release Click HERE NY Daily News Coverage Click HERE Standing O Courier Life Coverage Click...Read More
43RD ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™ • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™ is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! This year’s festival will be held on Sunday, September 24th, 2017.
The AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program is for children ages 4 to 18. For eligibility guidelines, rules and application information, click HERE
The AALDC Youth Community Scholarship Program Provides Enrichment Opportunities to Children in Brooklyn! Please support this amazing program by donating now!