A Note From Hedy Campbell, Newsletter Editor
Our Summer newsletter is here!
Discover four wonderful neighbors of longstanding -- all of whom we recognized at our 2022 Annual meeting this Spring: Shelly & Fran Fine, Janet Doeden Hansen, Leilani Straw and Bill Williams.
And so much more!
Editor, West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association Newsletter
The West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association is a group of volunteers who work to make our blocks a vibrant, safe, and beautiful community.
The West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association welcomes new members who live in our district on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (New York City). That area includes W. 102nd and W. 103rd Streets from Broadway to Riverside Drive and West End Avenue between W. 102nd and W. 103rd Streets.
Join us by becoming a member at the button below.
~ Block Association Board of Directors
Meet Our Street Guard
B.A. guards do rounds seven nights a week from 5:30-11:30 p.m. On weekdays, our guard is Robert Huggins. If you see him, introduce yourself! To report neighborhood security issues or to request our guard's assistance, please use the following phone number:
Your contributions to the Block Association provide funding for our street guard service.
Survey Results on W. 103rd Open Street Project
Last Fall, the Block Association conducted a survey of its membership regarding the designation of W. 103rd St. between Broadway and Riverside Drive as a “Temporary Limited Local Access Open Street.” Paper surveys were distributed and responses came in. Click the button below for detailed results.
There are many ways to support your Block Association. Why not start by simply joining our mailing list to receive news directly. Click below to sign up. Membership dues or contributions are appreciated but not required to join our email list.
Special Calendar Items
June 14 Community Board 7
Transportation Committee Meeting
DOT will continue its discussions about
Open Streets and proposed changes to W. 103rd Street.
To attend this Community Board 7 Transportation Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. on June 14, click here on the day of the meeting for the zoom link:
A schematic reflecting the proposed changes is available here.
Make Music New York
W. 103rd Street Open Street
Tuesday, June 21, 4-7:30 p.m.
First Primary Election
All offices except US Congress and NYS Senate
Tuesday, June 28, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (early voting June 18-26)
Second Primary Election
US Congress and NYS Senate only
Tuesday, August 23
Calendar of Events
Monthly BA Board Meetings
Second Tuesdays at 8 p.m. (virtual)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Community Board 7 Meetings
First Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (remote)
For info, see: nyc.gov/mcb7
24th Precinct Community Council
Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Bloomingdale branch of the NYPL, 150 W. 100th St.
TriBloomingdale SciFi Reading Group
For information about TriBloomingdale, click here.
TriBloomingdale Walks are Back!
Every Sunday at 8 a.m.
Contact Caitlin Hawke for information.
2021 Marked Our 50th Anniversary!
If you missed Asya and Ted Berger's presentation about our origin story, it's now available on the website.
Click here to view it and read more.
Click here for our blog featuring local news.
Block Association Blog Receives
2021 Jim Torain Award
Caitlin Hawke, our blogger, received the 2021 Jim Torain Award from the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group for coverage of the history of our neighborhood. View the history posts here.
Our Annual Block Party
Who: Kids, Adults, You, Us, All!
What: Our festive, 25+ family, community sale and annual tradition with a split-pot lottery, food & treasures galore! An old blog post describes it all.
Where: Along W. 103rd St. from West End Ave. to Riverside Dr.
How to Become a Vendor: Rates are reasonable for Block Association residents ($40) and non-residents ($55). See the vendor page here.
How can you help? We are always looking for volunteers, bakers to supply the bake sale table; musicians; and vendors! Please email us: YardSale@w102-103blockassn.org