GPBA's 20th Anniversary - A look back in history

The Gramercy Park Block Association:
Partnership with the NYPD and Liaison to City Agencies

The GPBA acts as the liaison between the Park and neighborhood and various New York City agencies, such as the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation and others, and works with building boards, building owners, institutions and individual residents to make sure that their concerns are met promptly and efficiently. 

In order to maintain the safety and security of the Gramercy Park neighborhood, GPBA's closest relationship is with the NYPD. They have enjoyed a close partnership for many years in their various crime prevention projects.  Throughout the year the GPBA participates in and is proud to support various 13th Precinct ceremonial and community events.

On 9/11 we salute our Emergency Responders, especially the Officers of the 13th Precinct and Emergency Service Truck 1. The bonds we formed since 9/11 have remained with us and the closeness we developed will always be with us.

NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck #1 Detectives and GPBA President Arlene Harrison
Children's ID kits
The GPBA facilitates the following 13th Precinct programs for the Gramercy Park community:


Combating illegal drug activity, related crime

Crime and health alerts

Crisis and disaster preparation

Crisis team for neighbors in emergencies

Children's ID kits

Senior citizen escorts

Apartment, business security surveys

Building employee security training

Graffiti removal efforts

Precinct visits by neighborhood children



The GPBA supports the following 13th Precinct community programs and events:


World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony and Breakfast 

National Night Out Against Crime

GPBA purchased bikes for the
13th Precinct bike patrol

13th Precinct Remembrance Garden seasonal planting

13th Precinct ceremonial and memorial events

P.O. Moira Smith Scholarship for children of deceased officers

13th Precinct Wall of Honor in memory of Police Officers killed in line of duty

GPBA's permanent plaque installation - "NYPD You make us proud"

NYPD 13th Precinct Explorer Post 1313 uniforms and programs

Bicycles for community bike patrol

13th Precinct family events

13th Precinct and Community World Trade Center (WTC) Remembrance Ceremony

Emergency Service Unit Truck #1(ESU) gather for WTC Remembrance Breakfast

Officers salute at 13th Precinct WTC Remembrance Ceremony

ESU Det. Jimmy Moran, Harrison, Calvary-St. George's Rev. Jacob Smith, Epiphany Church Msgr. Leslie Ivers, ESU Det. Ryan Norman and ESU P.O. Robert Sivori in front of the 13th Precinct Remembrance Garden planted by GPBA.

ESU Detectives in front of the 13th Precinct Remembrance Garden on 9/11

13th Precinct Officers and ESU Detectives in front of Remembrance Garden

ESU Officers gathering for memorial event in front of ESU headquarters

ESU Detectives Charlie Dellaccio, Jimmy Moran, and Kevin Keuchler joined Harrison on the anniversary of 9/11

ESU at GPBA's outdoor WTC Remembrance concert on Gramercy Park East

GPBA provided funds for the 13th Precinct Memorial Wall of Honor 
for Officers killed in the line of duty

Police Commissioner Ray W. Kelly and Harrison attended annual ESU retirement event. 

At annual GPBA Members Party at The National Arts Club:  Retired 13th Precinct Detective Willie Hamilton, Eliza Rockefeller, Chief William Aubry, Chief of DBM Sgt Joseph Lattuga, Homicide Sgt,  Lt John T. Meier, Manhattan Detectives Sgt Sharon Brooks Homicide Sgt,  Harrison, GPBA VP Tara Rockefeller, Inspector John Luongo XO DBM, Homicide Detective Alfred Titus

Awards and recognition at ESU retirement event

Lt. Anthony Ragona, Sgt. Sharon B. Brooks, Detective Willie Hamilton and 13th Precinct Detective Squad join Kathleen Scupp and Harrison
National Night Out Against Crime:
13th Precinct's P.O. John Seidita and Former Executive Officer Frank Sorensen man the grill at the event.

NNO is a fun-filled annual family event geared towards promoting crime prevention and positive relations between the community and the 13th Precinct. 
NYPD Det. Christopher Stafford, Lt. John T. Meier and Harrison at National Night Out Against Crime
GPBA supports NYPD Law Enforcement Program Explorer Program 
GPBA organizes visits for neighborhood children to 13th Precinct
ESU Detectives help distribute Fresh Direct donations to neighbors in need

GPBA presents donation to 13th Precinct Explorer Post 1313
for their law enforcement program for teens interested in law enforcement careers
GPBA joined ESU WTC heroes for red carpet treatment at Danny Meyer's Blue Smoke Restaurant.
ESU Officers respond to emergency at Gramercy Park Hotel construction site

GPBA Audrey Meyer and Harrison with ESU Detectives

Gramercy Park neighborhood children visit the Precinct

GPBA's Annual Thanksgiving dinner for ESU Detectives

GPBA volunteers prepare Thanksgiving dinner for ESU

GPBA delivers holiday dinner to ESU Detectives 


GPBA VP Tara Rockefeller, ESU Detectives
at GPBA's Annual Members Party at The Players

GPBA supports 13th Precinct's Annual Family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church

 GPBA supports 13th Precinct's Annual Family Christmas Party

Children with NYPD Mounted Unit at Annual 13th Precinct Family Christmas Party supported by the GPBA

GPBA Sponsors ESU Annual Family Holiday Party at Epiphany Church