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Gramercy Park Neighbor:

Kanye West's fashion nemesis Hedi Slimane linked to $11M Gramercy townhouse project

Congratulations to Gramercy Park Neighbor  Dr. Henry Jarecki! 

Dr. Jarecki to be awarded "Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit" of the Federal Republic of Germany in November in Heidelberg

In the neighborhood:

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace will reopen in October

GPBA in the news:

How block associations work to make NYC a city of neighbors

Arlene Harrison, "the mayor of Gramercy Park," founded the Gramercy Park Block Association in 1994, after her then-teenage son was beaten by a roving gang in front of her building. "Block associations usually start around a catalyst issue," Harrison says, "and this community joined together and set up a block association to deal with the crime that was rampant in those days around the city."

Since then, the association has grown to 2,000 members and was granted nonprofit status; it has tackled issues ranging from traffic congestion to panhandling to historic preservation, and also hosts a number of charity drives each year.

As crime has declined, Harrison says she now sees her main role as a steward of the area's historic legacy. 

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