June 11, 2020 Alex Nguyen

Support for Local First Responders

The Gramercy Park Block Association was formed in 1994, after my then fifteen year old son Tim was brutally beaten by a random gang outside our home on Gramercy Park. Neighbors from every building in the area joined together to establish the GPBA, whose mission is safety, security and quality of life. Since that time, we have worked closely with the NYPD, and we send them our Love, Gratitude and Support throughout the year.
Arlene Harrison
GPBA President

During the COVID-19 Pandemic we have:

Delivered 2,800 face shields from NYC Makes PPE to ten Precincts in Patrol Borough Manhattan South, from 59th St to Battery Park, and Emergency Service Truck #1.

Served regular meals to the 300 NYPD 13th Precinct, Emergency Service #1 and Patrol Borough Manhattan South personnel at the 13th Precinct

Serve coffee to Police Officers at 5am, when they begin their shift at barricades on Third Ave at 20th and 21st Streets, and when no coffee places are open in the neighborhood.

Provided canopies for Police Officers stationed on Third Ave.

The GPBA supports NYPD throughout the year

GPBA Sponsors NYPD Explorers Program

Providing young men and women from diverse communities with an introduction to careers in law enforcement or the criminal justice system.

NYPD Youth Officers

Love our new friends! Police Officers Samantha Williams and Ronel Phillip, 13th Pct Youth Officers.

NYPD Cadet Corps

With our terrific Neighborhood Coordinating Officers PO Manny Rodriguez and PO Andrew Rodriguez

GPBA’s Annual NYPD Remembrance Event at the National Arts Club

Remembering fallen NYPD Officers and showing our support to their families

Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the 13th Precinct

13th Precinct Remembrance Garden

Since 9/11, maintained and planted throughout the year by the GPBA, including on Easter, Memorial Day, 9/11 and Christmas. The GPBA plaque on the Garden reads “NYPD YOU MAKE US PROUD.”

GPBA Sponsors NYPD support meals throughout the year

GPBA Sponsors Annual 13th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime

GPBA sponsors Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for NYPD Emergency Service Detectives on duty Thanksgiving Day

Law Enforcement Week

GPBA Sponsors Annual NYPD Patrol Borough Manhattan South and 13th Precinct Family Christmas Party