New CB3 Resource: Master List of Block Associations

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 at 10:07 am by
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Community Board 3 is taking one more step toward transparency with the introduction of a new “community groups” section on its website. The new page reveals the pertinent block/tenant associations within the district, and is a great resource for residents to see who the area advocates are.

The advisory board requires all liquor license applicants to contact these groups in the affected areas ahead of the SLA subcommittee meetings. They’re called “letters of notice.” This way residents are properly informed of proposed businesses and vice versa. 

And look at that, the LES Dwellers made the cut…

Shortlist is below; it’s apparently still a work in progress.

East 3rd Street Block Association (Aves B-D)
Interests: Block improvement, liquor licenses, preservation, quality of life issues, garden
Boundaries: East 3rd between Avenues B – D
Contact: Patricia Whaley

North Avenue A Neighborhood Association
Interests: Liquor Licenses, Quality of Life
Boundaries Avenue A from 10th to 14th Streets
Contacts: Dale Goodson and Andrew Coamey

8 Saint Marks Place Tenants Association
Interests: Block improvement, liquor licenses, quality of life issues, noise
Boundaries: Saint Mark’s Place between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
Contact: Susi Schropp

Sara D Roosevelt Park Community Coalition
Interests: Anything and everything to do with SDR Park
Boundaries: SDR Park
Contact: K Webster

12th Street Block Association (Aves A-B)
Interests: Quality of life, gardens (3), liquor licenses, preservation, block improvement
Boundaries: 12th Street between Avenue A and B, including nearby Avenues A and B
Contact: Jill Ackerman

2nd Street Block Association (1st Ave-Ave A)
Interests: Block improvement, liquor licenses, preservation, quality of life issues, garden
Boundaries: 2nd Street, between 1st Avenue and Avenue A
Contact: Katherine von Hartz

Friends of Meltzer Park (FOMP)
Interests: Oppose the NYCHA Infill Plan
Boundaries: The entire block surrounding Meltzer Park: 1st Avenue, 2nd Street, Avenue A and 1st Street
Contact: Katherine von Hartz

9th Street A-1 Block Association
Interests: Block improvement, liquor licenses, preservation, quality of life issues, garden, general neighborhood issues including film production disruptions, area parks, transportation (buses, subways, traffic, parking, bike lanes), retail diversity
Boundaries: 9th Street between Avenues A and 1st Avenue
Contacts: Judith Zaborowski and Kate Puls

Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
Interests: Preserve & protect residents, small businesses, and the historic character and quality quality of life in the Bowery community
Boundaries: Stretch from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, adjacent cross streets are also a concern
Contact: Michele Campo

515 East 5th Street Tenants Association
Interests: Quality of life, development and land use issues, preservation
Boundaries: Building of 515 East 5th Street
Contact: Alice Baldwin

Eldridge Street Block Association
Interests: Block improvement, liquor licenses, quality of life issues
Boundaries: Eldridge Street between Houston and Stanton Streets
Contact: Lori Greenberg

Rutgers Slip Block Association
Interests: Waterfront, South Street, Old Pathmark Site, Extell, New Healthcare Chaplaincy, Street and Block Changes, “Chinatown” Mini and Large Tour Bus Parking, Elder Care, Rutgers Slip Crossing, Filming
Boundaries: Mainly Block 248-Pike Street to Cherry St, Cherry to Rutgers Slip, Rutgers to South and bounding waterfront
Contact: Trever Holland

LES Dwellers Neighborhood Association
Interests: Preserve and protect residents’ quality of life, liquor license applications and saturation, preserve the history and character of the LES, neighborhood beautification and improvement, retail diversity, and small business advocacy.
Boundaries: Norfolk Street to Allen Street, and Houston to Delancey Street, including, but not limited to, adjacent and nearby streets within 500 feet of boundaries where noise, vehicular traffic, crowd congestion, safety issues, unsanitary conditions, health hazards and/or pollution load adversely affect residents’ quality of life directly and/or via spill-over.
Contact: Diem Boyd

Seward Park around Canal East (SPaCE)
Interests: Manage the type, size and density of liquor-selling establishments, transportation issues, landmark issues, long-term capital improvements to Seward Park, Seward Park garden maintenance, child safety concerns, community emergency response, and ad-hoc needs.
Boundaries: Grand Street south to Division Street, Canal Strete and East Broadway, and Pitt Street est to Allen Street, but not including Allen Street.
Contact: Emma Culbert

Orchard Street Block Association
Interests: Preservation and restoration of historic buildings, preserving long time businesses and families. Quality of life reqarding influx of bars and night life establishments, concerns regarding intercity buses and double decker tour buses, and other quality of life issues.
Boundaries: Orchard Street – from Delancey south to Division Street
Contact: Pamela Yeh

11th Street A-B-C Block Association
Interests: Economic development, liquor licenses, trees, bikes and bikeshare, streets and paving, parties, gardens, Con Edison, FEMA, storm preparedness and construction.
Boundaries: 11th street from Avenue A to Avenue C.
Contact: Rob Hollander

East 5th Street Block Association
Interests: block improvement, liquor licenses, preservation, quality of life issues, gardens, etc.
Boundaries: 5th Street between 1st and 3rd Avenue, and 2nd Avenue between 4th and 6th Street
Contact: Stuart Zamsky

Bowery Block Association
Interests: liquor licenses; housing; preservation; quality of life; garden issues
Boundaries: The Bowery from Cooper Square to Chatham Square, block captains for every 2/3 blocks
Contact: Carl Haacke

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