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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Gramercy Park News #792

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanks to our many neighbors who supported our annual Back to School Drive for city shelter children!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Gramercy Park News #791
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Clothing donations to NYTB Project LIFT

Since 1989, the Gramercy Park community has been involved in Project LIFT. LIFT provides ballet scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, medical care, clothing and other support services for homeless/at-risk children living in city shelters.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Gramercy Park News #788
Neighbors Helping Neighbors donates clothing, educational equipment/supplies, books, holiday event supplies and toys to Nazareth Housing
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Gramercy Park News #787

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: GPBA donates school supplies to NYTB and Project LIFT

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Gramercy Park News #783

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Support for Kenmore Hall

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Gramercy Park News #780
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Kenmore Hall Household Items Drive
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Gramercy Park News #778

Neighbors Helping Neighbors plants 13th Pct Remembrance Garden in preparation for Memorial Day

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Gramercy Park News #774

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanks to the generosity of our Gramercy Park neighbors, our pantry drive for St. George's Common Table was a great success!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Gramercy Park News #773
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Pantry Drive for St. George's Common Table
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Gramercy Park News #772
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Pantry Drive for St. George's Common Table
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Gramercy Park News #764
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Donate new/gently used books for children from kindergarten to high school in under-resourced public schools
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Holiday Projects

We are grateful for our neighbors' support of our many Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Holiday Projects, including:

  • Holiday dinners
  • Food pantry drives
  • Winter clothing
  • Educational supplies
  • Books & Toys
  • Household goods
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Tuesday, December 16, 2015
Gramercy Park News #756
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanks to Paddy Maguire and the generosity of our neighbors, our Annual Holiday Toy Drive was a huge success!
  • The Trustees of Gramercy Park Sponsor The Brotherhood Synagogue's Chanukah Menorah Lighting in the Park
  • Our Dear Friend Emergency Service Truck #1 Detective James Coll: " Words matter: The deadly rhetoric of the anti-cop movement"
  • Our Toy Drive benefits NYTB's Project LIFT for city shelter children
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanks to our neighbors for supporting our Children's Book Drive!
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Gramercy Park News #754
  • Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanksgiving
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Provides Thanksgiving dinner to ESU Detectives
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers served Thanksgiving dinner to 300 people in need at St. George's Church
  • Building Community: 127th Candlelight Service, a New York City Tradition
  • Trustees of Gramercy Park: Christmas Tree Arrives in Gramercy Park Today!
  • Brotherhood Synagogue Menorah Lighting in the Park
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Gramercy Park News #753
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Thanksgiving Dinner at Kenmore Hall on 11/20/15
  • Upcoming Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Projects
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Gramercy Park News #741
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Many thanks to our Neighbors for their tremendous support of our annual Back to School Drive for city shelter children!
  • Concerns about Area Homelessness
  • Hurricane Katrina Ten Year Anniversary August 2005-2015 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Relief Effort
  • Happy Birthday to Sculptor Alexander Calder Born August 22, 1898
  • Fast-Casual Indian restaurant Inday opens with help from Gramercy Park Neighbor "mega investor" restaurateur Phil Suarez
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Gramercy Park News #739
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Back To School Drive for City Shelter Children
  • Gramercy Park neighbor fashion designer Derek Lam's home
  • A Look Back in Gramercy Park History: August 2000 GPBA worked with Health Dept. to set up West Nile Virus Surveillance Program in Gramercy Park
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clothing Donations
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Gramercy Park News #738
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Tax-deductible Donations to our Veterans, Free Pickup by UPS
  • GPBA Sponsors 13th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
  • GPBA Quality of Life: 30th St Shelter to soon be for employable men only
  • Summer photos of Gramercy Park by GPBA Board Member Sean Brady
  • Drew Barrymore talks about her businesses,and "her very best friend" Flower Films producing partner Nancy Juvonen, our wonderful Gramercy Park neighbor
  • Real Estate: 18 Gramercy Park Developer Zeckendorf's 15CPW
  • Gramercy Park Neighbor Johno Morisano's Restaurant 'The Grey' in Savannah
  • Traffic Alert: Summer Streets: Park Ave South next 2 Saturdays - August 8 & 15
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Gramercy Park News #736
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors
  • The GPBA pays tribute to the four Marines who were killed in Chattanooga Tennessee last week
  • Gramercy Park Quality of Life: GPBA joins coalition to stop Sanitation Garage at 25th St & 1st Ave
  • The luxury real estate boom taking over Midtown South - 18th to 28th Streets
  • Abbreviated Gramercy Park Rules
  • Gramercy Park Neighbor GPBA Board Member Sean Brady gives gift of Craft Center to village in Ireland
  • 24 power couples at Allen & Co.'s annual 'summer camp for billionaires'
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Gramercy Park News #728
  • Memorial Day 2015: GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors plants 13th Pct Remembrance Garden
  • GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors - How to help our "neighbors" -the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal
  • GPBA Annual Gala
  • Man on bike snatching phones and bags from women in Gramercy and Flatiron
  • RESCHEDULED Flatiron BID Series: Area Safety & Security - 13th Pct Captain Brendan Timoney
  • Gramercy Park neighbor Danny Meyer looks to open giant 40,000 sq ft food hall at Hudson Yards - W 30th at 10th Ave
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We are grateful for our neighbors' support of our many Neighbors Helping Neighbors Holiday Projects
Holiday dinners
Winter clothing
Educational supplies
Books & Toys
Household goods
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Thanks to Paddy Maguire and the generosity of our neighbors our Annual Holiday Toy Drive was a great success!
Donated toys are going to: Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Pediatric Unit "Adopt a Family for Christmas" Project LIFT - city shelter children Lower East Side Escuela Hispana daycare Nazareth House - Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx Read
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Annual Holiday Toy Drive with Paddy Maguire's Ale House
Please bring one new unwrapped toy. Join us for dinner this Sunday 12/14 5-8pm Paddy Maguire's Ale House 237 Third Ave at 20th St. RSVP to arlenesharrison@yahoo.com. Read
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Adopt a Family for Christmas
A project of the Epiphany Church Social Action Committee for 5 social service agencies in Harlem Read.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Please Help us Support Children in Need
Each year Gramercy Park neighbors provide books, educational supplies, clothing, toys for children in need. Read.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Gramercy News #704
  • STORY BEHIND THE STORY: Sneaking a Peek at a Protected Gramercy Park View
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides Thanksgiving volunteers and dinner.
  • SushiSamba Owner to Open Spanish Eatery in Old Park Ave South Space at 20th St.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides Thanksgiving dinner volunteers

Every year NHN provides Thanksgiving dinner and our Gramercy Park neighbors volunteer to serve dinner for:

  • Kenmore Hall Residents - low-income, formerly homeless, frail elderly, chronically ill, disabled, people with HIV/AIDS, veterans
  • More than 300 people in need
  • NYPD Officers on duty
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Supports Lower East Side's Nazareth Housing
Nazareth provides services for women and children in city shelters on the Lower East Side, in Harlem and the Bronx: Homelessness prevention, Emergency Family shelter, Urgent needs assistance, Supportive housing ..Read
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Helping Our Neighbors in Need
As the holidays approach, we will focus our energies on one of the GPBA's most beloved programs -- Neighbors Helping Neighbors, where our Gramercy Park community can work together to give back to less fortunate neighbors. Read
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
GPBA's 20th Anniversary - A look back in history Neighbors Helping Neighbors Relief Efforts: Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy
In addition to annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors charity drives and events, the GPBA mobilizes the community to provide immediate aid for unforeseen events such as hurricanes. Read
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Support for Troops Serving in Afghanistan and Iraq
At the beginning of the United States' engagement in the wars in Afghanistan (2001) and Iraq (2003), GPBA President Arlene Harrison's son Nicholas Cohen, a former First Lieutenant, US Army Ranger and Infantry Officer with the 82nd Airborne Division ...Read more
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Monday, September 8, 2014
Gramercy Park Remembers: Our Gramercy Park Block Association's response to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster
WTC Relief Effort Organized by the GPBA. A recorded oral history given by Arlene Harrison and documented history of GPBA's relief efforts are now permanently installed at the National September 11 Memorial Museum ...Read more.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Neighbors Helping Neighbors:
Helping Neighbors in Need
The Gramercy Park Block Association organizes charitable initiatives through their Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) program so that the Gramercy Park community can work together to give back to less fortunate neighbors ...Read more.
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Town & Village
Neighborhood News #578
New York Theatre Ballet finds a home at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Since a major focus of the GPBA is 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Taking Care of our Neighbors in Need,' we have been involved in New York Theatre Ballet's Project LIFT since Artistic Director Diana Byer founded it in 1989 ...Click here to read more.
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Neighborhood News #535
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Taking Care of Our Neighbors in Need
Easter Basket Project Special thanks to GPBA Board Member Kathleen Scupp for assembling beautiful Easter baskets for children in need, which is part of the GPBA's year-round Neighbors Helping Neighbors initiative ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Neighborhood News #512
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors donates to neighbors in need
Thanks to our neighbors on Gramercy Park, The Gramercy Park Block Association Neighbors Helping Neighbors recently donated clothing, educational supplies, and furniture to Calvary-St. George's programs to benefit those in need.
...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Neighborhood News #509
Caring community helps GPBA collect food for Kenmore
We'd like to thank our hundreds of Gramercy Park neighbors for their donations of pantry supplies to our GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Annual Pantry Drive for Kenmore Hall. Kenmore Hall ...Click here to read more.
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Friday, January 3, 2014
Neighborhood News #487
Nazareth Housing Homeless Shelters thanks Gramercy Park Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors who participated in our GPBA's Annual Fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors was able to send donations of clothing, furniture, baby items, toys, books and other supplies to Nazareth Housing.
...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 19, 2013
Neighborhood News #483
GPBA joins Paddy Maguire's Ale House for annual toy drive
Every year The Gramercy Park Block Association members join Paddy Maguire's Ale House at 237 Third Avenue at 20th Street for an annual toy drive. The GPBA's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" Community Service Committee then sorts the toys ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Neighborhood News #478
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Paddy Maguire's Ale House
Saturday, 12/15
5PM - 8PM
Paddy Maguire's Ale House
237 3rd Ave 20th St
...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 5, 2013
Neighborhood News #476
GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors delivers Thanksgiving
Once again, The Gramercy Park Block Association's Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteers brought Thanksgiving cheer to hundreds of people. GPBA members, many with their young children, joined Rev. Jacob Smith and his wife Melina ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Neighborhood News #475
Donate Children's Books
For Foundling Hospital
Beth Isral Pediatric Ward

Unwrapped books
New condition
Ages 2-12

... Click here to read more.
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Monday, December 2, 2013
Neighborhood News #472
Adopt a Family for Christmas
A project of the Epiphany Church Social Action Committee for 5 social service agnencies in Harlem. To Adopt a Family, contact Virginia Urban at virginiaurban@yahoo.com and cc arlenesharrison@yahoo.com. Drop off Wednesday ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 21, 2013
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Taking Care of Our Neighbors in Need
In preparation for The Gramercy Park Block Association's several Neighbors Helping Neighbors Thanksgiving projects, GPBA President Arlene Harrison and Emergency Service Truck #1 Detectives welcomed Fresh Direct donations ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Serve Thanksgiving dinner to people in need
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday 11/28
Olmsted Hall
Calvary-St. Georges Church
209 E. 16th St.
...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 14, 2013
Neighborhood News #468
GPBA helps Lower East Side's Nazareth House supportive housing
The Gramercy Park Block Association's Neighbors Helping Neighbors Committee recently sent 2 vans filled with donations to the Lower East Side Nazareth House, which provides homelessness prevention services, emergency ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Neighborhood News #466
NY Cares Coat Drive
11/13-12/31
Keep a New Yorker Warm
Donate a Coat Today
Drop off new or gently used
freshly laundered coats
13th Precinct - 230 E 21st St
Click here to read more.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Neighborhood News #459
Hurricane Sandy: Gramercy Park President Remembers
One year later, it is still hard to imagine the tragic loss of life and enormous devastation wreaked by Hurricane Sandy. For many months thousands were with no electricity, no heat, no gas, no hot water, no plumbing ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Neighborhood News #435
Neighbors Helping Neighbors "Back to School Drive" - Thank You Gramercy Park Neighbors!
A major focus of the GPBA's mission is "to promote the well-being" of our neighbors. Last week we had our First Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors "Back to School Drive," to benefit children mainly from city homeless shelters. We'd like to thank ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, August 21, 2013
Neighborhood News #421
Back to School Drive
Since a major focus of our mission is "to promote the well-being" of our neighbors, please see our latest Neighbors Helping Neighbors project ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
Neighborhood News #419
Fresh Direct donates flowers to neighborhood
The Gramercy Park Block Association once again thanked Fresh Direct for their shipment of over a hundred bouquets of flowers to the Gramercy Park community. "The word has spread throughout the area about Fresh Direct's generosity ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 25, 2013
Neighborhood News #404
Gramercy Park Doe Fund street cleaning crew reassigned "temporarily"

According to many Gramercy Park area residents, The Doe Fund's Ready, Willing, and Able street cleaning crew, who have worked in the area since 2011, have made a huge difference in the neighborhood's cleanliness and quality of life ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 30, 2013
Neighborhood News #371
Gramercy Park FDNY Ladder Company 3 Receives $5k Grant for Life-Saving Equipment
New York will be safer thanks to a $5,685 grant to the New York Fire Department (FDNY) Ladder Company 3 located on east 13th St. between Third and Fourth avenues. Awarded by Integro Insurance ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 20, 2012
Neighborhood News #298
Paddy Maguires Holiday Toy Drive
Paddy Maguire's Annual Holiday Toy Drive took place Sunday, December 16th at Paddy Maguire's at 237 Third Ave (at 20th St.). The Toy Drive benefitted ... Click here to read more.
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
Neighborhood News #297
Paddy Maguire/GPBA Toy Drive To Benefit Children Affected by Hurricane Sandy
Please join us - Sunday, December 16th, 5-8pm
Paddy Maguire's, 237 Third Ave (at 20th St)
Please bring one new unwrapped toy and join us for dinner ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, December 3, 2012
Neighborhood News #294
Hurricane Sandy - One Months Later - 12/3 Update
It's hard to imagine that for thousands, there are still... No electricity, hot water or even a home to return to ... Families displaced or camping out ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
Neighborhood News #293
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Relief Effort 11/19 Update
Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our neighbors, and working directly with Manhattan South Detectives, especially the Homicide Squad ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
Neighborhood News #292
Hurricane Sandy Relief - Volunteer Opportunities
Many of you have asked me how to volunteer for the Hurricane Sandty relief effort. The information below is from a few days ago. What is needed at each ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Neighborhood News #290
Hurricane Sandy is our Katrina
No electricity, no gas, no heat, no water, no stores for food, no drugstores for medication, no plumbing, raw sewage, health and hygiene issues ...Click here to read more.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Neighborhood News #289
Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort - 11/9 Update
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors, Calvary-St. George's Church was filled with thousands of boxes/bags of supplies ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Neighborhood News #287
Hurricane Sandy Relief - Tuesday 11/6 Update
Thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors, we sent over 500 bags of supplies directly to storm victims. We are now focused on collecting ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Neighborhood News #286
Hurricane Sandy-What you can do now
New Drop-off Location for supplies
Location: Calvary-St. George's Church
Anderson Hall, 61 Gramercy Park North
...Click here to read more.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
Neighborhood News #285
Hurricane Sandy-What you can do now
11/5 UPDATE
Last night, thanks to the generosity of our friends and neighbors, local responders picked up approximately 100 bags of essential supplies, going to ...Click here to read the full story.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
Neighborhood News #284
Hurricane Sandy - What you can do now
Several of our local responders in Midland Staten Island, Red Hook Brooklyn and Breezy Point Queens - three neighborhoods devasted by loss of life ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 31, 2012

Neighborhood News #231
Gramercy Park Community Welcomes The Doe Fund Crew

A new street cleaning crew from The Doe Fund has just arrived in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The crew dressed in bright blue uniforms will be working five ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 26, 2012
Neighborhood News #186
Gramercy Park Block Association Welcomes
The Doe Fund Crew

For the past two months, a street cleaning crew dressed in bright blue uniforms has been working five days a week in the Gramercy Park neighborhood ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Neighborhood News #183
Happy New Year/Community Service
Dear Friend of the Gramercy Park neighborhood, We wish you a happy and a healthy New Year. We also want to thank our many neighbors who participated in and/or supported our recent community ...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
Neighborhood News #179
Brotherhood Synagogue
January Children's Clothing Drive
During the entire month of January, The Brotherhood Synagogue's Social Action Commitee is sponsoring a Children's Clothing Drive. They will be accepting new ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 22, 2011
Neighborhood News #176
Gramercy Park Block Association
Salutes Paddy Maguire's Ale House
Every year The Gramercy Park Block Assocaition members join Paddy Maguire's Ale House at 237 Third Avenue at 20th Street for their annual toy drive ...Click here to read the full story.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
Neighborhood News #171
Community Service Reminder
Reminder: GPBA "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" Community Service Projects, Police Foundation Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund - As Officer Peter Figoski is ...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Neighborhood News #167
Gramercy Park Block Association
Community Service Projects
The Gramercy Park Community Cares
GPBA "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"
Community Service Projects
...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Neighborhood News #164
The GPBA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors "Children's Holiday Book Drive"
Please deliver unwrapped children's books for ages 2-12 (in new condition) to Arlene Harrison at 34 Gramercy Park East. They will be distributed to young ...Click here to read the full story.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Neighborhood News #159
New York Cares 23rd Annual Coat Drive
The Gramercy Park Block Association invites you to the 13th Precinct's "New York Cares" Annual Coat Drive, through Saturday, December 31st at the 13th Precinct. Drop off adult and children's coats (gently used, freshly laundered). They will be distributed to homeless ...Click here to read the full story.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Neighborhood News #157
Paddy Maguire's Annual Holiday Toy Drive
The Gramercy Park Block Association invites you to Paddy Maguire's Ale House Annual Holiday Toy Drive, Sunday, December 18th, 5-8pm, Paddy Maguire's Ale House, 237 Third Ave at 20th St.
...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 8, 2011
Neighborhood News #155
Gramercy Park Block Association Delivers Thanksgiving Cheer
Once again, The Gramercy Park Block Association brought Thanksgiving cheer to hundreds of people. Dozens of GPBA members, many with young children ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Neighborhood News #154
Adopt a Family for Christmas
Once again, as part of our Gramercy Park Block Association Community Service, we are participating in "Adopt a Family for Christmas." This project of the Epiphany ...Click here to read the full story.
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Neighborhood News #150
Volunteers Needs for Calvary-St. Georges' Thanksgiving Dinner

Many of you have been asking me about opportunities to volunteer for Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th, The Gramercy ...Click here to read the full story.
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Neighborhood News #69
Please Help Us Support Cookies for Kids Cancer
We've just received this from our dear friends at apple seeds, an indoor play space for children located at 10 West 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue ...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
GPBA Holiday Community Service Projects
The Gramercy Park Block Association President Arlene Harrison picked up toys from Paddy Maguire after their Annual Holiday Toy Drive at Paddy Maguire's ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village: Thursday, December 2, 2010
Neighborhood News #9
Once again, The Gramercy Park Block Association brought Thanksgiving cheer to hundreds of people. The GPBA distributed chocolate pecan pies to Gramercy Park ...Click here to read the full story.
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Monday, November 29, 2010
Neighborhood News #8
GPBA's Neighbors Helpding Neighbors Commitee Participates in Annual Holiday Community Service Projects: 1) The GPBA/Paddy Maguire Ale House Holiday Toy Drive - Paddy Maguire is hosting his annual toy drive party on Sunday, December 12th from 5-7pm at ...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Neighborhood News #5
Students from PS 40 recently planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in Stuyvesant Square Park as part of an ongoing partnership between the school, The Gramercy Park ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 7, 2010
Holiday Celebration at Kenmore Hall
Once again members of the Gramercy Park Block Association joined their neighbors at Kenmore Hall at their annual Christmas dinner held on December 23rd. The ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Brotherhood Synagogue Homeless Shelter Needs Volunteers!
For many years, the Gramercy Park Block Association has enjoyed a close partnership with our neighbors at the Brotherhood Synagogue located at 28 Gramercy Park ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Paddy Maguire's Annual Toy Drive with
The Gramercy Park Block Association
Every year at Christmas, Paddy Maguire's Ale House at 237 Third Avenue at 20th Street holds a toy drive. Paddy Maguire then sends the toys to The Gramercy Park Block ...Click here to read the full story.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thanksgiving Celebrated
by The Gramercy Park Block Association
Once again, the Gramercy Park Block Association brought Thanksgiving cheer to hundreds of people. The GPBA distributed chocolate pecan pies to Gramercy Park ...Click here to read full story
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Friday, November 13, 2009
PS 40 Plants Daffodils in Nearby Park
Students from PS 40 recently planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in Stuyvesant Park as part of an ongoing partnership between the school, The Gramercy Park Block ...Click here to read full story.
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New York Times; Monday, July 6, 2009
New York Theater Ballet's Lift Program:
Small Steps, Big Dreams
Diana Byer spend the better part of Thursday night helping to point the toes of needy children in the right direction. "I certainly want to turn these students into good dancers," ...Click here to read full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, June 18, 2009
Area Community Groups Work Together
The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA), located in the landmark Church Missions House building on East 22nd and Park Avenue South, recently ...Click here to read full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 21, 2009
PS 40 Received New Yorkers for Parks Award
Last week, PS 40 was honored and the Gramercy Park Block Association was recognized, at a Daffodil Project Benefit Breakfast sponsored by New Yorkers for Parks ...Click here to read full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, April 30, 2009
Food and Donation Drive for Kenmore Hall
Alexandra Clark, a ninth grader at The Brearley School and a member of The Gramercy Park Block Association Children's Community Service Committee, recently ...Click here to read full story.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Local Boy Scout Troop's
City Harvest Canned Food Drive
Tom Weinlandt of Boy Scout Troop 422 (Epiphany Church) is holding a canned food drive on January 25th. Please bring a can of food to donate to City Harvest. This is ...Click here to read the full story.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Christmas Tree Mulchfest
You are invited to bring your holiday tree to this designated city park to be recycled into mulch. The mulch will nourish plantings across the city. Remember to ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
GPBA Holiday Community Service Activities
Many of you have asked me to let you know what Holiday Community Service activities the Gramercy Park Block ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thanksgiving Celebrated in Gramercy Park
Once again, the Gramercy Park Block Association brought Thanksgiving cheer to hundreds of people. The Gramercy ...Click here to read the full story.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Gramercy Park Block Association
Thanksgiving 2008
On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, the Gramercy Park Block Association is joining with our ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 6, 2008
PS 40 Plants Daffodils in Nearby Park
Last week, students from PS 40 planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in Stuyvesant Park as part of an ongoing ...Click here to read the full story.
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Monday, November 3, 2008
Gramercy Park Block Association
Thankgiving Fund
Many of you have contacted me recently to ask if the Gramercy Park Block Association has a Thanksgiving Fund. ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 3, 2008
Paddy Maguire's Annual Toy Drive 2007
Every year at Christmas, Paddy Maguire's Ale House at 237 Third Avenue at 20th Street holds a toy drive.  They then send the toys to the Gramercy ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 3, 2008
Holiday Celebration at Kenmore Hall
Once again members of the Gramercy Park Block Association joined their neighbors at Kenmore Hall at an early Christmas dinner on Tuesday, December 18th ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 22, 2007
Kenmore Hall Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving came early at Kenmore Hall this year when members of the Gramercy Park Block Association showed up to serve a holiday feast for the residents ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; October 2007
PS 40 Plants Daffodils in Nearby Park
Last week, students from PS 40 planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in nearby parks as part of an ongoing partnership between the school, the Gramercy Park Block Association, New Yorkers for Parks, and the Parks Department ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 19, 2007

Flatiron Chefs Raise $250G for Park

Hundreds gathered in Madison Square Park on Tuesday night for the annual Flatiron chefs culinary event and fundraiser ...Click here to read full story.

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Town & Village; December 28, 2006
Holiday Party at Kenmore Hall

Kenmore Hall Recreation Director Kevin Richardson, Housing and Services Director of Development and Communications Jessica Ziegler, Housing and Services Executive Director Larry ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, December 29, 2006
Gramercy Park Block Association Brings Thanksgiving to Neighborhood
The Gramercy Park Block Association helped serve Thanksgiving dinners to the residents of Kenmore Hall, as well as police officers, park caretakers and others ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 25, 2006
P.S. 40 Students Celebrate It's My Park Day
On a beautiful sunny day last Friday, May 5th, the Augustus St. Gauden's playground on Second Ave. between 19th and 20th Streets was transformed into a ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, March 9, 2006
Study Shows Metal Toxins Impacting Local Cops' Health
Medical tests conducted by a local health center on 9/11 responders and lower Manhattan residents found very high ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 29, 2005
GPBA Children Serve Holiday Dinner to Residents of Kenmore Hall

The GPBA's Children's Community Service Committee Chair Eliza, and her brother Alexander accompanied by Arlene S. Harrison, President of the GPBA helped spread holiday cheer by serving meals at a Christmas dinner for low-income New Yorkers residing at ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, December 15, 2005
It's My Park Day at P.S. 40 Playground
The Augustus St. Gaudens playground on Second Avenue and the adjoining Peter's Field were brimming with PS 40 fourth graders last month, but the students were not there to play. As part of a unique partnership between the School, the City and local community ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 1, 2005
GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors Katrina Relief Effort Starts Phase Two
The GPBA with the support of Reverend Thomas F. Pike, the Rector of Calvary/St. George's Church, has commenced the second stage of neighbors Helping Neighbors Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, donating $2,500 to help furnish new homes that are being built for ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 1, 2005
GPBA's Children's Committee Gives Thanks to the Community on Thanksgiving Day

The Children's Community Service Committee for the GPBA, led by Eliza and her brother Alexander, celebrated the Thanksgiving Holiday by delivering homemade pies and cards to say thanks to the many individuals and groups ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, December 7, 2005
23rd Street Association Holds 33rd Annual Award Luncheon
The 23rd Street Association held its 33rd Annual Distinguished Citizen Award Luncheon, Chaired by Arlene Harrison. This year Jerome M. Cohen, Chairman of Williams Real Estate Co. Inc. was honored for his service and ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, September 29, 2005
GPBA Hurricane Katrina Aid Mission Completes Phase One
The GPBA with the support of Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Pike, The Rector of CalvarySt. George's Church, has concluded the first phase of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Hurricane Katrina ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, September 22, 2005
The GPBA Comes to Aid
of Hurricane Katrina Survivors
Numerous community groups have banded together to help gulf state residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. The Gramercy Park Block Association told T&V on Monday that it had received hundreds of boxes ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, September 15, 2005
The GPBA Organizes a Neighbors Helping Neighbors Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
Gramercy Park area residents are invited to participate in the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort organized by the GPBA. Residents who wish to donate clothing ...Click here to read the full story.
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Ongoing
Gramercy Park Block Association Shut-In Helping Hand Project

The GPBA provides volunteers to help support local homebound residents.

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Ongoing
The Brotherhood Synagogue's Homeless Shelter Program

The GPBA provides volunteers to help support this homeless shelter program.

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Ongoing
The Parish of Calvary/St. George's Food and Homeless Shelter Program

The GPBA provides volunteers to help support this program.

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Yearly From 1994 to 2006
Salvation Army Parkside Residence

The GPBA provides provides food for their Thanksgiving Homeless Program.

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July 2005
GPBA Facilitates Health Services for WTC Uniformed Personnel

The GPBA is working with Olive Leaf Wholeness Center to facilitate health services for uniformed service personnel and rescue workers stationed at Ground Zero from 9/11/01 - 5/31/02. Based on the success of this pilot project, the program...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, July 14, 2005
P.S. 40, 23rd Street Association, and GPBA Partnership
The GPBA working in partnership with the 23rd Street Association and P.S. 40, have brought about approval from the Parks Department to totally renovate ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 2, 2004
GPBA Brings Thanksgiving to Community
In keeping with its tradition the GPBA once again this year initiated numerous Thanksgiving programs in which it and its members gave thanks to the many individuals and groups that serve the Gramercy ... Click here to find out more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 25, 2004
23rd Street Association Holds 32nd Annual Awards Luncheon
The 23rd Street Association honored Carl Michael Gambino, Senior Vice President and Regional Administrator for the North Fork Bank with a Distinguished Citizen...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, September 16, 2004
Local Veteran Creates Honor The Fallen Memorial Exhibit
A former Army Ranger and Infantry officer who served with the 82nd Airborne Division honored his fallen brothers who have been killed as a result of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom with a unique photo ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 8, 2004
10th Anniversary of Kenmore
The staff of Kenmore Hall at the 10th anniversary of federal takeover of the Kenmore located at 145 E. 23rd Street ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 1, 2004
GPBA, HSI, and 23rd Street Association Honor Officer Kimmins
Local hero Police Officer Scott Kimmins, whose thorough documentation of drug trafficking and related crimes at the infamous Kenmore Single Room ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 18, 2003
Explorer Post 1313 Receives Donation for Uniforms from the GPBA
Arlene Harrison, President of the GPBA presents Explorer Post 1313 with a donation for new uniforms at a Christmas party sponsored by the Block Assoc. ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, October 16, 2003

Gramercy Park Neighbors
Support Cabrini Art Auction

Cabrini Medical Center officials are calling their second annual art auction a success ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, September 4, 2003

'Be Prepared' is New Motto on Gramercy Park

The Gramercy Park Block Association has announced that it is working with Park residents to create a central ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, March 27, 2003

Housing Group Celebrates Anniversary

Housing and Services, Inc. (HSI) the non-profit housing development organization, that rehabilitated the Kenmore Hall four years ago celebrated its 16th anniversary at a fundraising luncheon March 10 at the ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, March 27, 2003

Gramercy Park Soldier Launches a Letters of Support Program
A Gramercy Park soldier has launched a drive to show support and love for American men and women serving with his former unit in Afghanistan. Nick Cohen, 28, is asking residents to write letters to the troops of the Parachute Infantry ...Click here to read the full story.
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Project Proposal; July, 2002
GPBA Organizes
Partnership For Foster-Care Children
The GPBA organized a partnership with the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, the Edwin Gould Academy, and Housing & Services, Inc. The local not-for-profits are ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 13, 2001

Arlene Harrison, President of the GPBA, along with volunteers Lisa Anastasi and Lisa Bonet of the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving Dinner for the ...Click here to read the full story.

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Autumn 1999

Fighting a killer disease can be a foreboding, lonely experience that tests the endurance of the human body and the existing technological breakthroughs. It wasn't long ago that leukemia was ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, December 14, 1995

The Young Adult Institue, located in Gramercy Park, held its annual Christmas party last week. YAI is a health and human service organization serving individuals with disabilities and their families ...Click here to read the full story.

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