The Justice Center seeks to improve public safety and provide a broad range of opportunities to Brownsville residents. With support from the Justice Center’s Belmont Avenue Revitalization Project, the historic Belmont Ave Business Corridor is experiencing renewed entrepreneurial and civic energy. Led by small businesses, social enterprises, community-based organizations and neighborhood residents, Belmont Ave hosts the annual “Be On Belmont” street festival. The Festival drives pedestrian traffic to small businesses and vendors; provides culturally relevant activities; and, supports neighborhood pride.
The Festival is the product of a unique public-private partnership involving: Made in Brownsville, Dream Big Foundation, 3 Blacks Cats, the Melting Pot, Brownsville Partnership, Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District, New York City Police Department, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Small Business Services and Center for Court Innovation.