Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #670

Gramercy Park Update
GPBA a sponsor of 13th Precinct's Annual National Night Out Against Crime
Photos by Maria Rocha-Buschel
From Left: Intern Juliet Sato, Kavanagh staffer Andrew Henrickson, Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh, GPBA President Arlene Harrison, STPCV TA President John Marsh, Al Doyle, Frank Scala, Margaret Salacan, TA Chair Susan Steinberg

NNO Event Organizer Jo-Ann Polise with Harrison
Since a major focus of the GPBA is safety, security and quality of life, we are a Sponsor of the 13th Precinct's annual National Night Out Against Crime.

This fun-filled family event is geared towards promoting crime prevention and relations between the community and the 13th Precinct. 

The event, which took place last Tuesday at the JHS 104 playground (20th St and 2nd Ave), was attended by hundreds of area residents, officers of the13th Precinct, and several elected officials.

Harrison with NYPD Det. Christopher Stafford and Lt. John T. Meier

Former 13th Precinct Executive Officer Frank Sorensen and other cops man the grill at the event, held at the JHS 104 playground.

Police Officer John Considine, City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Captain Steven Hellman, Police Officer Vincent Arlotta and City Councilman Dan Garodnick with son Asher
Gramercy Park Neighbor Famed Contemporary Artist
 James Turrell lists two Gramercy Park apartments for sale

Famed artist James Turrell, whose work was featured last year in a major exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum rotunda, is selling his apartments at 2 Gramercy Park West and 26 Gramercy Park South.


Private garden at 2 Gramercy Park West

Gramercy Park Neighbor Photographer and Author Sylvia Moss publishes photography book Angels of New York


Victorian stained-glass windows from 1881 at Calvary Episcopal Church located Park Ave South at E 21st St.

Since a major focus of the GPBA's mission is historic preservation, we thought Gramercy Park neighbor Sylvia Moss' new book

Angels of New York would be of interest.  


Published in association with the New York Landmarks Conservancy, it features photographs and writings about angel artwork and architecture in over 25 New York City landmarks and museums, including Gramercy Park's Calvary Church.


Gramercy Park Trustee, GPBA Vice President, former Landmarks Commissioner 

Rev. Tom Pike suggested the original concept for the book and wrote the book's introduction.  



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