‘SPaCE’ – A New Seward Park Block Association Forms

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 at 6:18 am by
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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.

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