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

 

The Gramercy Park Block Association: 

Recognition & Awards
Parks Commissioner Henry Stern names GPBA President Arlene Harrison 
"Petit Gendarme" -  Little Policeman

 

GPBA has received recognition from the following:

 

President Bill Clinton

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer

U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney 

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau

State Senator Liz Krueger

State Senator Tom Duane

State Assemblyman Richard M. Gottfried

State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh

City Council Member Dan Garodnick

U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno 
Governor Mario M. Cuomo 

Governor George M. Pataki

State Senator Roy Goodman

State Senator Catherine M. Abate

State Assemblyman Steven Sanders

Mayor Rudolph W. Guiliani

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger

Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer

City Council Speaker Peter Vallone
City Council Member Antonio Pagan
City Council Member Andrew S. Eristoff 

City Council Member Charles Millard

City Council Member Margarita Lopez

City Council Member Rosie Mendez

Police Commissioner Benjamin Ward 

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton
Police Commissioner Howard Safir
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly 

Emergency Service Unit Truck #1  

NYPD 13th Precinct
New York City Fire Department 

FDNY Commissioner Thomas Von Essen
 FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta

FDNY Dep. Commiss. Public Information Frank Gribbon 

NYC Parks Commissioner Henry Stern

U.S. House of Representatives

House Judiciary Committee

NY State Liquor Authority

Center for the Community Interest

Congressional Record

American Civil Liberties Union

New York Civil Liberties Union

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

Historic Districts Council 

Municipal Arts Society

The Fine Arts Federation of New York

23rd Street Association
Housing & Services Inc. 

Concerned Citizens Speak Founder's Citation 

and Community Service Award

Manhattan Magazine Community Service Award

Our Town's "Hundred Heroes of the Eastside" citation

Tilden-Midtown Democratic Club's Humanitarian Award

Gramercy Park Republican Club

Paul Gay Community Service Award

The New York Times

Wall Street Journal

The Financial Times

New York Post

Daily News
New York Observer
Crains 

The Nation

The Spectator

New York Magazine
Gotham Magazine 

The Real Deal
DNAinfo 

Real Estate Weekly

The Resident

AM New York

The Villager 

Manhattan Magazine

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney at National Night Out Against Crime recognizes GPBA's crime-fighting efforts 

 

Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani

Mayor Rudy W. Giuliani congratulates GPBA for their efforts to rehabilitate Kenmore Hall 

 

Mayor Giuliani at the PO Anthony Sanchez plaque unveiling organized by the GPBA / 13th Precinct.
 

 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg invites Harrison to Gracie Mansion to discuss Gramercy Park neighborhood issues

 

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer 

Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Harrison meet at the Gramercy Park Hotel construction site to discuss quality of life issues

 

State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh

State Assemblyman Kavanagh with Harrison at National Night Out Against Crime, where GPBA was recognized

 

City Council Member Rosie Mendez 

City Council Member Rosie Mendez recognizes GPBA at Lower East Side daycare affected by Hurricane Sandy.

 

House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt

House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney and Harrison host Town Hall Meeting at Brotherhood Synagogue organized by the GPBA

 

City Council Member Antonio Pagan

City Council Member Antonio Pagan, elected officials and Harrison speak at a City Hall press conference concerning First Amendment rights of the Gramercy Park neighborhood

 

City Council Member Andrew S. Eristoff

City Council Member Andrew S. Eristoff, the Sanchez family, and Harrison at City Hall after "Police Officer Anthony Sanchez Way" street renaming led by the GPBA working with the 13th Precinct 

City Council Member Andrew S. Eristoff presents Harrison with a Council Proclamation praising
GPBA's neighborhood  crime-fighting efforts

 

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly attend the 13th Precinct ceremony to dedicate the P.O. Moira Smith plaque

 

Police Commissioner Howard Safir

Police Commissioner Howard Safir congratulates Harrison
at Citizen's Police Academy graduation ceremony

 

New York City Police Department

NYPD official recognizes GPBA as a
Chair of National Night Out Against Crime

 

Emergency Service Unit Truck #1

GPBA honored at the Jarecki mansion by ESU Truck #1 Detectives for relief effort following 9/11

 

ESU Truck #1 Detectives Awards Ceremony

 

23rd St Association

13th Precinct Lieutenant Joseph Tango, Detective Owen Hughes and Harrison receive recognition at the 23rd St Association as "neighborhood crime-fighting trio" 

 

New York City Fire Department

GPBA presents grant for emergency rescue equipment to FDNY Ladder 3, who serve the Gramercy Park community and lost 12 men at World Trade Center

 

18 Gramercy Park South

William Lie Zeckendorf (Zeckendorf Development) and Wendy Mosler (Eastgate Realty) present support to Gramercy Park Chairman James M. Clark Jr., Park Trustees Rev. Tom Pike and Arthur H. Barnes, and GPBA President Trustee Harrison, in front of 18 Gramercy Park South.

 

Gramercy Park Hotel Owners Aby Rosen & Ian Schrager

Hotel owners Aby Rosen and Ian Schrager
with Park Chair James Clark and Trustee Harrison
at the "topping off" ceremony at the Gramercy Park Hotel

 

Municipal Arts Society

GPBA Vice Presidents Tom Pike and Tara Rockefeller, Municipal Arts Society Chair Emeritus Philip K. Howard, and Harrison at a historic preservation event at The Players

 

Historic Districts Council

Historic Districts Council honors GPBA Vice President 
Rev. Tom Pike at the Landmarks Lion Awards at The Players

 

Housing & Services Inc.

HSI President Claire Haaga recognizes neighborhood leaders Jane Crotty and Harrison for Kenmore Hall rehabilitation

 

Concerned Citizens Speak
Founder's Citation and Community Service Award

CCS President Jack Bringman honors Harrison at a
Concerned Citizens Speak Awards Dinner

 

Gramercy Park Restaurateur Danny Meyer

Danny Meyer at Maialino restaurant "officially" names Harrison "the mayor of Gramercy Park" in NY Times Magazine article

 

Gramercy Park Restaurateur Phil Suarez

Phil Suarez (center) wins a James Beard Award 
for Best New Restaurant: ABC Kitchen

 

Town & Village Newspaper

T & V publisher Christopher Hagedorn receives GPBA award for Outstanding Community Service as Manhattan BP Scott Stringer, GPBA VP Tara Rockefeller and Harrison look on at The Players.

Additional GPBA Proclamations and Awards