‘SPaCE’ – A New Seward Park Block Association Forms
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More Lower East Siders are organizing, specifically around the Seward Park section of the neighborhood. Flyers in the vicinity call on residents to join a new block association called SPaCE (“Seward Park to Canal street East”). But its proposed reach is a bit bigger than a block – from Orchard on the west to Pitt on the east; Grand on the north and East Broadway/Canal/Division on the south.
Their goals include the following:
- Curb the proliferation of nightlife by fielding SLA applications.
- Manage transportation issues, e.g. private buses and the East Broadway subway station.
- Landmarks issues.
- Seward Park playground improvements and garden maintenance.
- Child safety concerns.
- Community emergency response.
- Any other ad hoc needs.
The marketing push for SPaCE coincidentally transpired just a few days before the SPURA re-development plans were made public. Its first meeting was this past Wednesday. If you’re interested in joining, submit an email here.