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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
GPBA Remembers 9/11 on the 15th Anniversary

View photos and video tributes

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
Never Forget
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Gramercy Park Remembers 15th Anniversary of 9-11 World Trade Center Disaster
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Gramercy Park News #789
  • NYPD/GPBA Partnership: Community celebrates National Night Out with 13th Precinct
  • We are proud of Gramercy Park Neighbor Dr. Henry Jarecki! German President Joachim Gauck awards Dr. Jarecki "Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit" of the Federal Republic of Germany for contributions to German-American relations, and to both countries' scholar rescue programs.
  • Gramercy Park Neighbor Eyal Ofer one of " real estate's quiet money backers"
  • Gramercy Park History: Browse 19th century NYC on Old NYC, a site that maps historical photos of New York
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Gramercy Park News #788
  • GPBA shows Cops love at 13th Precinct party
  • GPBA Salutes ESU Truck #1 Det. Kevin Keuchler and Lt. Larry Serras for their years of dedicated service
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors donates clothing, educational equipment/supplies, books, holiday event supplies and toys to Nazareth Housing
  • A Look Back in Gramercy Park History: August 2000 GPBA worked with Health Dept. to set up West Nile Virus Surveillance Program in the Park
  • National Night Out TONIGHT

Summer Streets
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Gramercy Park News #787
  • NYPD Partnership: GPBA shows Love, Gratitude and Support for the NYPD - nation's finest police force
  • NYPD Partnership: Time to End the Demonizing of Police
  • National Night Out Against Crime
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: GPBA donates school supplies to NYTB and Project LIFT
  • Trustees of Gramercy Park: Planter box at Gramercy Park North gate recently hit by car
  • In the neighborhood: Restaurant Week begins this week
  • In the neighborhood: Summer Streets 2016
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Friday, June 10, 2016
GPBA remembers murdered Police Officers at annual members event at the National Arts Club
On Thursday June 9th, the GPBA remembered murdered NYPD Officers Det. Randolph Holder, Det. Joseph Lemm and P.O. David Hofer at its annual members event sponsored by the National Arts Club.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Gramercy Park Block Association Remembers 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez

May 19, 1997 - Taken from us too soon

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Gramercy Park News #777
  • National Police Week May 15-21
  • A look back in history: Remembering 13th Precinct slain Police Officer Anthony Sanchez
  • Gramercy Park Gardener Amando Flores' recommendations in NY Mag's "The 7 Best Garden Tools to Buy This Growing Season"
  • In the neighborhood: Springhouse pays $55M for 51 Irving Place
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Gramercy Park News #742
  • World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony
  • Trustees of Gramercy Park End of Summer Cleanup
  • Trustees of Gramercy Park - Park Shed Improvements
  • Understanding the Risk of Falling Trees
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Gramercy Park News #738
  • GPBA Sponsors 13th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
  • GPBA Quality of Life: 30th St Shelter to soon be for employable men only
  • GPBA Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Tax-deductible Donations to our Veterans, Free Pickup by UPS
  • 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, June 23, 2015
Gramercy Park News #732
The GPBA's Role in the Transformation of the formerly crime-ridden 23rd Street Corridor
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Gramercy Park News #730

GPBA remembers slain Police Officer Brian Moore at annual event at the National Arts Club

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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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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Gramercy Park News #711
  • 13th Precinct cops shown love at luncheon
  • OP-ED: Gramercy Park is grateful to NYPD

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Friday, January 9, 2015
Gramercy Park News #710
Gramercy Park Block Association hosts Luncheon for the 13th Precinct - 1/8/15

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Sunday, December 28, 2014
Our Gramercy Park Family Sends Love Gratitude and Support to our NYPD Family
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Gramercy Park mourns loss of 2 NYPD Police Officers
Our Gramercy Park community joins our fellow New Yorkers in mourning the tragic loss of two of New York's finest, Police Officer Rafael Ramos and Police Officer Wenjian Liu ... Read
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The GPBA is grateful to our local first responders throughout the year and especially now during these difficult times
We support NYPD Emergency Service Detectives' Annual Family Holiday Party, NYPD 13th Precinct's Annual Family Holiday Party ...Read
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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Gramercy Park 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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Monday, September 15, 2014
Neighborhood News #687
GPBA invites you to the 13th Precinct Community Council Meeting - Tues. 9/16
When: Tuesday, September 16th - 6:30 p.m. Where: 13th Precinct station house E 21st St between 2nd and 3rd avenues Read
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
The Gramercy Park Block Association: Partnership with the NYPD and Liaison to City Agencies NYPD YOU MAKE US PROUD
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 ...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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Wednesday, September 2, 2014
Neighborhood News #679
  • 13th Precinct/GPBA World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony
  • Discovery Channel's Story of NYPD's Elite Emergency Service Unit's Heroism & Sacrifice on 9/11
    Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Back to School Drive
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Neighborhood News #670
Gramercy Park Update
1) GPBA a sponsor of 13th Precinct's Annual National Night Out Against Crime
2) Gramercy Park Neighbor Famed Contemporary Artist James Turrell lists two Gramercy Park apartments for sale
3) Gramercy Park Neighbor Photographer and Author Sylvia Moss publishes photography book Angels of New York
4) Starbucks at 23rd St and Third Ave Re-opens
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Neighborhood News #582
GPBA's 20th Anniversary - A look back in history - Remembering 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez
May 19, 1997 - 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez Fatally Shot Responding to Robbery on 17th Street P.O. Anthony Sanchez, his partner P.O. Roy Ruland and 3 other officers responded to a robbery in progress at 138 W 17th St ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Neighborhood News #581
The 13th Precinct Family Event
National Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
5-8pm
JHS 104 Playground
2nd Ave at 20th St.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Neighborhood News #579
GPBA's 20th Anniversary - A look back in history- The GPBA's role in the cleanup of Gramercy Park Services Methadone Clinic
In continuing our series highlighting GPBA's major accomplishments during the past 20 years, this week we focus on our role in the 1996 cleanup of Gramercy Park Services Methadone Clinic located at 253 Third Ave (btw 20th and 21st, above Subway) ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Neighborhood News #577
GPBA's 20th anniversary - A look back in history - GPBA's role 
in successfully defending the Gramercy Park community's First Amendment Rights
Last week, we described the GPBA's role in the takeover and rehabilitation of the Kenmore. To celebrate the GPBA's 20-year history, we are continuing with a series of emails highlighting our major accomplishments...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Neighborhood News #573
Federal Seizure of the Kenmore Hotel: 20 Years Later GPBA's role in the takeover and rehabilitation of the Kenmore
Last week the New York Times published an article "Takeover of Kenmore Hotel: Informer Recalls His Complicity". The Gramercy Park Block Association played a major role in the takeover and rehabilitation of the Kenmore. Below is a timeline describing the GPBA's involvement ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, June 16, 2014
Neighborhood News #563
13th Precinct Community Council
The Gramercy Park Block Association invites you to the 13th Precinct Community Council Meeting - Tues. 6/17, 6:30 p.m. 13th Precinct station house E 21st St between 2nd and 3rd avenues ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Neighborhood News #551
911 Emergency Calls
Since a major focus of the GPBA's mission is Crime Prevention, we are proud to be a Community Partner of the NYPD 13th Precinct, located at 231 E 21st St. They have provided us with essential information regarding 911 emergency calls ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Neighborhood News #549
The GPBA invites you to the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Speaker Series Tues 5/20
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and TD Bank are inviting area residents and business owners to their Speaker Series featuring 13th Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village Blog; Wednesday, April 29, 2014
Neighborhood News #543
Burglaries, robberies up in 13th Precinct
Since a major focus of the GPBA's mission is Public Safety and Crime Prevention, we work closely with the NYPD 13th Precinct. The 13th Precinct Community Council meets with neighbors every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Precinct at 230 E 21st ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, April 17, 2014
Neighborhood News #541
GPBA plants Remembrance Garden at the 13th Precinct
Emergency Service Truck #1 Detectives Brian Glacken, Larry Olivetti, Andy Beshar, and Rob Stosch in front of the 13th Precinct's Remembrance Garden planted by the GPBA. Following 9/11, the GPBA planted a Remembrance Garden in front of the 13th Precinct ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 30, 2014
Neighborhood News #500
13th Precinct reports hike in crime
The winter's most recent snowstorm thwarted the 13th Precinct Community Council's monthly meeting last week, but the weather does not seem to have thwarted criminals in the neighborhood ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 26, 2013
Neighborhood News
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1 Family Holiday Party
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's Annual Family Christmas party was held at Epiphany Church on Sunday, December 15th. The event was a group effort between ESU Truck #1, Epiphany Church and The Gramercy Park Block Association. ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 12, 2013
Neighborhood News #480
NYPD 13th Precinct's Annual Family Holiday Party
The 13th Precinct recently held their Annual Family Holiday Party at Epiphany Church's Monsignor Farriker Hall on Saturday, December 7th. The event team included Detective Ray Dorrian and Police Officers John Considine and Vinnie Arlotta ...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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Town & Village; Thursday, November 21, 2013
Neighborhood News #469
13th Precinct sees spike in thefts, burglaries Police also preparing for upcoming SantaCon pub crawl
The 13th Precinct saw a 35 percent spike in crime over the last month, mostly in burglaries and grand larcenies. The stats were revealed by Deputy Inspector Dave Ehrenberg at a meeting of the 13th Precinct Community Council on Tuesday ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, September 12, 2013
Neighborhood News #439
9/11 remembered at 13th Precinct ceremony
Police officers of the 13th Precinct and Emergency Service Unit Truck 1, along with members of the community, gathered in front of the precinct's stationhouse on Wednesday to commemorate the twelfth anniversary of the September 11th ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Neighborhood News #437
Gramercy Park Remembers
Our community's response to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster - a four-part booklet of articles and photos. Part 1 includes speech given by Arlene Harrison each year for several years at the GPBA's Annual World Trade Center Remembrance ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
Neighborhood News #432
World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony
Please join us for the World Trade Center Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8:30AM at the 13th Precinct ...Click here to read more.
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Neighborhood News #427
Shopping Safety Tip
Stores and supermarkets are popular places for thieves to prowl. Shoppers often use the child seat of shopping cart to hold their purse and other personal items and this offers an opportunity for a thief. ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2013
Neighborhood News #426
Cellphone Recovery Success!
Since a major focus of the GPBA is crime prevention and public safety, we thought the following information from the NYPD about recovering lost or stolen cell phones might be of interest ...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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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Neighborhood News #418
The Gramercy Park Block Association joins the 30th Annual 13th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
Since a major focus of the GPBA is crime prevention and public safety, each year we sponsor the 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime, which this year celebrated it's 30th anniversary ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Neighborhood News #412
The 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime - TONIGHT!
Please join us tonight for the 30th Anniversary of National Night Out Against Crime! There will be music, entertainment and fun for the whole family, including clowns and caricaturists!
...Click here to read more.
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Monday, July 29, 2013
Neighborhood News #405
Save the date: National Night Out Against Crime
The GPBA invites you to the 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 5-8pm, at the JHS 104 Playground, Second Avenue between 20th and 21st Streets ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, July 22, 2013
Neigborhood News #400
Credit Card Fraud
Credit Card Fraud is a serious criminal matter that impacts millions of consumers around the world. What can we do to help make sure we are not victimized? Stores and credit card companies don't always require ...Click here to read more.
 
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Neighborhood News #397
Gramercy Park Block Association delivers flowers to 13th Precinct in appreciation for their service
Gramercy Park Block Association President Arlene Harrison delivered 150 flower bouquets to 13th Precinct Police Officers, Emergency Service Unit Truck #1 ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Neighborhood News #389
ATM "Skimming" Tips
Since a focus of the GPBA mission is safety, security and quality of life, we'd like to pass the important information below from the NYPD Community Affairs Bureau. ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, June 19, 2013
Neighborhood News #381
New flood zone map explained, crime down overall in 13th Precinct

In the last community council meeting before the summer on Tuesday evening, the Manhattan CERT team gave their presentation about the new hurricane evacuation zone maps, which were released earlier that day. Deputy Chief of the Manhattan ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, June 17, 2013
Neighborhood News
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
The 13th Precinct Community Council will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and officers from the 13th Precinct will give updates on crime ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Neighborhood News #375
Beware of Deception Burglaries
Deception Burglary - a burglary committed by a person(s) that gains entry to the home by posing as an employee of a particular company. This impersonation includes utility companies, delivery companies ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, May 20, 2013
Neighborhood News #364
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting (Tues. 5/21) and Information about Identity Theft - Electronic Pick Pocketing
The 13th Precinct Community Council will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public, and officers from the 13th Precinct will give updates on crime in the neighborhood and will hear concerns from ...Click here to read more.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2013
Neighborhood News #359
Beware of ATM Crimes!

ATM Shoulder Surfing - the act of using multiple tactics' to distract or manipulate a victim in order to obtain their ATM "PIN" number. The main goal is to obtain currency from the targeted victim without them knowing ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, April 18, 2013
Neighborhood News #338
Thefts keep rising in the 13th Precinct
Dear Friend,
We can all see from the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon how critical video surveillance systems are in fighting crime. Many of our buildings on Gramercy Park have video surveillance ...Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2013/Daily News, Saturday, April 13, 2013
Neighborhood News #346
Violent crime spiking in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods
Some of Manhattan's wealthiest neighborhoods are exploding in a wave of violent crime that hearkens back to the bad old days when people feared ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
Neighborhood News
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting

The 13th Precinct Community Council will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30pm. The meeting is open to the public, and officers from ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, March 21, 2013
Neighborhood News #330
13th Precinct reports thefts up in bars, stairwells and buses
The 13th Precinct continues to see crime increases, especially in burglaries and grand larcenies, Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg said ...Click here to read more.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
Neighborhood News #329
The Gramercy Park Block Association Invites you to the 13th Precinct Community Council Meeting, Tuesday 3/19
The 13th Precinct Community Council will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm. The meeting is open to the public, and officers from the 13th Precinct will give you updates on ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, March 7, 2013
Neighborhood News #325
Thefts and burglaries on the rise in 13th Precinct
Several Gramercy Park building presidents and building owners have recently contacted me for recommendations for video surveillance companies ...Click here to read more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, October 11, 2012
Neighborhood News #275
Thefts on the rise in the 13th Precinct
Burglaries, including those committed by "office creepers" are on the rise in the 13th Precinct, the precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Ted Berntsen ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, August 21, 2012
Neighborhood News #259
Gramercy gunman still on the run

Police have released security footage in last week's gunpoint attack on a Gramercy Park woman. The grainy film shows a middle-aged, black male walking in front ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Neighborhood News #257
Wanted Flyer for 38 Gramercy Park North Robber
The NYPD have requested that you post this in your building lobby and show it to your building personnel ...Click here to see the flyer.
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Monday, August 13, 2012
Neighborhood News #255
Attempted Robbery and Assault at 38 Gramercy Park North
This past Saturday at approximately 10:30pm, one of the shareholders/tenants of 38 Gramercy Park North was the victim of an attempted robbery and assault. As the shareholder approached the building from 3rd Avenue, the attacker approached from Gramercy Park ... Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Neighborhood News #249
13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime

The Gramercy Park Block Association invites you to join your neighbors for an evening of fun, food, and music! The 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime. Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 5:00 PM - 8:00PM, The Playground of JHS 104, Second Avenue, Between 20th and 21st Streets ...Click here to read the full story.
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Friday, June 1, 2011
Neighborhood News #233
Memorial Mass for 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez
Please join with the officers of the 13th Precinct and the family of Police Officer Anthony Sanchez for a Memorial Mass for Anthony this Saturday, June 2nd ...Click here to read the full story.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2011
Neighborhood News #229
15th Anniversary of Death of 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez
This Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of the death of the highly decorated 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez, who was killed answering a robbery ...Click here to read the full story.
 
Monday, December 5, 2011
Neighborhood News #158
NYPD 13th Precinct Family Holiday Party

The Police Officers of the 13th Precinct held their Annual Family Christmas Party on Saturday, December 3rd at Epiphany Church's Monsignor Farriker ...Click here to read the full story.
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Lieutenant Larry Serras and Detectives James Coll, Keith Conelly, Pete Keszthelyi, Bobby Mierfield and Pete Quinn to the rescue.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Neighborhood News #138
Our friends at Emergency Servie Unit Truck #1 to the rescue at East River helicopter crash site

To see NY 1 News video coverage of Tuesday's East River helicopter crash and rescue, which includes interviews with our friends from ESU Truck #1, click here.

To read a story about the rescue in the NY Post, click here.
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New York Post; August 11, 2011
Neighborhood News #111
Our Friends, Emergency Service Truck #1 Detectives Rescue Man from Suicide Attempt on Roof of 30 Rockefeller Center

We are extremely proud of our detectives in the elite NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1, located at the 13th Precinct between Second and Third Avenues
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Town & Village; August 4, 2011
Neighborhood News #110
13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime
Last week, an article about the 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime appeared in Town & Village newspaper. Many of our neighbors enjoyed the ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Neighborhood News #105 & 106
13th Precinct
National Night Out Against Crime
The Gramercy Park Block Association invites you to join your neighbors for an evening of food, fun and music!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Playground at JHS 104
Second Ave. Between 20th and 21st Streets
Click here for the poster.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 7, 2011
Neighborhood News #100
GPBA Celebrates Independence Day with ESU Truck #1 with Memorial Garden Planting and Dinner

NYPD Detectives Brian Glacken and Pete Quinn of Emergency Service Truck #1 with Gramercy Park Block Association President Arlene Harrison in front of ...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Neighborhood News #76
Anniversary of Death of 13th Precinct Police Officer
Today marks the 14th anniversary of the death of the highly decorated 13th Precinct Police Officer Anthony Sanchez, who was killed answering a robbery ...Click here to read the full story.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
NYPD 13th Precinct's
Annual Family Holiday Party
The Police Officers of the 13th Precinct recently held their Annual Family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church. Detective Ray Dorrian and Police Officer John Consodine ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
13th Precinct
National Night Out Against Crime
Please join us tonight, when the Gramercy Park Block Association will be a sponsor of the 13th Precinct's National Night Out Against Crime. This year, Shake Shack will join Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden, who have served hundeds of free meals at ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village, Thursday, February 18, 2010
Maialino's Valentine's Day Dinner for
Emergency Service Unit Truck # 1
When members of the elite NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck #1, headquartered on East 21st Street between Second and Third Avenues, recently returned from Haiti ...Click here to read the full story.
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Monday, February 1, 2010
Emergency Service Unit Truck #1
Back From Haiti
We are extremely proud of our men in the elite NYPD Emergency Service Unit Truck #1, who recently returned from Haiti. Five members of Truck #1, including Sgt. Mike McGinnis, Det. Jim Coll, Det. Andy Bershad, Det. Sean Mulchahy and Det. Soeren Lygum, were ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village, Thursday, December 10, 2009

NYPD 13th Precinct's
Annual Family Holiday Party

The Police Officers of the 13th Precinct recently held their Annual Family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church. Police Officers Ray Dorrian and John Considine ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village, Thursday, December 3, 2009
GPBA Brings Thanksgiving to Neighborhood
Once again, members of the GPBA led by Block Association President Arlene Harrison, and Event Chair Kathleen Scupp brought the spirit of Thanksgiving ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
13th Precinct
National Night Out Against Crime
Please join us tonight for this wonderful 13th Precinct Police/Community Event. There will be entertainment and activities for children, and free refreshments including dinner from Outback Steakhouse and Olive Garden, as well as ice cream for desert. We look forward to seeing...Click here to read the full story.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
Safety Alert - 13th Precinct
Surge in Crime
The media has recently reported "an alarming spike in vicious street violence in the downtown area," up 43% in general and up 24% in our 13th Precinct. For example, last Sunday four teenagers were robbed at gunpoint of their cell phones and iPods on Twentieth Street near ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, August 3, 2010
Gramercy Park Block Association
13th Precinct Memorial Day Planting
To pay tribute to the Police Officers who died at the World Trade Center, the Gramercy Park Block Association sponsors a Memorial Garden, which is located in front ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 8, 2009

Emergency Service Truck #1
Annual Family Christmas Party

NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's Annual Family Christmas party was held at Epiphany Church on Saturday, December ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, January 1, 2009

NYPD 13th Precinct's
Annual Family Christmas Party

On Saturday, December 6th the Police Officers of the 13th Precinct held their Annual Family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church. Police Officers Ray ...Click here to read the full story.
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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

National Night Out Against Crime

The Gramercy Park Block Association working with the Police Officers of the 13th Precinct will once again be a sponsor ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 29, 2008

NYPD 13th Precinct's
Annual Memorial Planting

In honor of the officers who died at the World Trade Center, the Gramercy Park Block Association sponsored a memorial garden ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 27, 2007

NYPD 13th Precinct's
Annual Family Christmas Party

On Saturday, December 15th the police officers of the 13th Precinct held their annual family Christmas party at Epiphany Church ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 13, 2007

Emergency Service Truck #1
Annual Family Holiday Party

NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's annual family holiday party was held at Epiphany Church on Saturday, December 8th ...Click here to read the full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 29, 2007
Emergency Service Truck #1
Thanksgiving Dinner
Gramercy Park Block Association President Arlene Harrison and event coordinator Kathleen Scupp served Thanksgiving dinner to NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1, on Thursday. ...Click here to read full story.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 21, 2006
Emergency Service Holds
Annual Children's Christmas Party
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1 annual children's Christmas Party was held at Epiphany Church on Saturday, Dec. 9 ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 14, 2006
13th Precinct Annual Family Christmas Party
The police officers of the 13th Precinct held their annual family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church on Saturday, December 2 ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, August 2, 2006
National Night Out Against Crime

Even temperatures that soared to three digits numbers and a humidity level that made the Big Apple feel more like a big sauna weren't enough to keep community residents away from the 23rd annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday ...Click here to read full article.

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Town & Village; Thursday, May 11, 2006
13th Precinct Annual Spring Planting

Arlene Harrison, president on the Gramercy Park Block Association and Police Officers Jacob Habib, Sandra Quiones, and Ernesto Troche take part in the annual ...Click here to read full article.

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Town & Village; Thursday, December 15, 2005
Emergency Service Holds
Children's Christmas Party
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's annual children's Christmas party was held at Epiphany Church on Saturday, December 10th. The event was organized by the ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 15, 2005
13th Precinct Family Christmas Party
Held at Epiphany Church
On Saturday, December 3rd, the Police Officers of the 13th Precinct held their annual Family Christmas Party at Epiphany Church. The party was organized by Police Officers Benny ...Click here to read the full article.
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Autumn 2005
Emergency Service Truck #1
Retirement Party 2005

The 2005 retirement party for Emergency Service Truck #1 ...Click here to view photo.

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Town & Village; Thursday, September 1, 2005
13th Precinct Makes Little Boys
Dream Come True
An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy whose lifelong dream was to spend a day with New York Police Officers had his wish come true when he visited the 13th Precinct and the Emergency Service Unit ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, August 11, 2005
GPBA Sponsors
National Night Out Against Crime
Children who've dreamed of playing cops and robbers for real got to fulfill their fantasies on Tuesday, at the 22nd annual National...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, March 10, 2005
'Keep the Faith in Officers,
Command of 13th Precinct'
"I was shocked and very upset by the allegations made against some 13th Precinct Police Officers," said Arlene Harrison, President of the Gramercy Park Block Association, a group that has ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 30, 2004
GPBA Helps Organize
NYPD ESU #1 Children's Christmas Party
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1 's annual children's Christmas party was held at Epiphany Church on Saturday, December 18th. The event was organized ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, December 16, 2004
13th Precinct Children's Christmas Party
Held at Epiphany Church
On Saturday, December 11th, the police officers of the 13th Precinct held their annual children's Christmas party at Epiphany Church. The party was organized by police officers Ray Dorian, Joe ... Click here to find out more.
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Fall 2004
Emergency Service Truck #1
Retirement Party 2004

The 2004 retirement party for Emergency Service Truck #1

...Click here to view photo.

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Town & Village; Thursday, August 5, 2004
National Night Out Against Crime
Hundreds of residents and dozens of community organizations turned out on Tuesday evening to participate in the 21st annual National Night Out Against Crime, organized by the friends of the 13th Precinct at ... Click here to find out more.
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Town & Village; December 2003
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's
Annual Children's Christmas Party
NYPD Emergency Service Truck #1's children's Christmas party took place at Epiphany Church. The party was attended by 75 children whose parents are all NYPD Police Officers. Arlene Harrison, ... Click here to find out more.
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Autumn 2003
Emergency Service Truck #1
Retirement Party 2003

The 2003 retirement party for Emergency Service Truck #1 ...Click here to view photo.

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Summer 2003
The GPBA Distributes KidCare ID Packets
The Gramercy Park Block Association provided children's identification kits for neighborhood families.
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Town & Village; Thursday, July 3, 2003
Local Police Thank GPBA for Their Support at Memorial Wall Dedication
Three of New York's Finest were memorialized last week during an emotionally charged ceremony at the East 21st Street home of one of the department's elite Emergency Service ...Click here to read the full article.
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Town & Village; Thursday, November 14, 2002
Plaques Unveiled Honoring
Fallen Heros of Sept. 11
The 13th Precinct and the Police Academy located on East 21st and East 20th Street, dedicated last week to honoring the police who put other people's lives before their ...Click here to read the full article.
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Autumn 2002
Emergency Service Truck #1
Retirement Party 2002

The 2002 retirement party for Emergency Service Truck #1 ...Click here to view photos.

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Town & Village; Thursday, April 4, 2002

One of the city's most successful restaurateurs rolled out the red carpet for his local heroes last week. Danny Meyer - owner of Union Square Cafe, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern and ...Click here to read the full story.

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March 15, 2002

The GPBA/13th Police Precinct Partnership was founded in 1994 by Arlene S. Harrison after her then fifteen-year-old son was savagely beaten in an unprovoked attack outside her home. In an ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, November 4, 1999

The Epiphany Parish and 13th Precinct honored the memory of Sgt. Maureen Kirwan recently. Kirwan, the creator of the ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, February 18, 1999
The GPBA Welcomes a New Captain
at the 13th Precinct
Arlene S. Harrison, President of the Gramercy Park Block Association, welcomed more than 100 community leaders, ...Click here to find out more.
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Town & Village; Thursday, May 27, 1997
Police Officer Sanchez Mourned

The 13th Precinct was a somber place this week following the death of police officer Anthony Sanchez ... Full story here.

Related articles...

13th Precinct Mourns One of its Own 5/22/97

Our Kind of Cop 9/26/1997
Family, cops, wanted dealth penalty 12/17/1998
Memorial for Police Officer Sanchez 4/29/1999
Memorial service for community hero 5/13/2004
Police, family, remember a hero 5/27/2004

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June 1996

The officers at the 13th Precinct have a new secret weapon that allows them to sneak up on the bad guys. Believe it or not its called a bicycle. The 13th Precinct has put a whole fleet of them on the streets in ...Click here to read the full story.

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September 1996

Two recent rulings by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services could prove to be the biggest weapons the 13th Precinct Police have in keeping drug dealers off our street corners ...Click here to read the full story.

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Town & Village; Thursday, June 1, 1995
13th Precinct Explorers go to Nation's Capital for Law Enforcement Week

In a pouring rain and the basic training hour of 6am, the intrepid 13th Precinct Explorers, 13-17 year-olds with an interest in a career in law enforcement, boarded a ...Click here to read the full story.

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