The SPaCE (Seward Park around Canal East) Block Association is the advocate for the neighborhood in matters of:

  • Liquor licenses
  • Transportation Issues
    • Subway
    • Buses
    • Intercity Buses
    • Ferry service
  • Land Use Issues
  • William H. Seward Park
  • Landmarks Issues
  • Child Safety
  • Community Emergency Response
  • East River Waterfront / Resiliency

The Block Association meets quarterly the first Wednesday of September, December, March, and June.

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Next Meeting

December 5, 2018 meeting canceled

MCCSPaCE meets at the Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway, 6th Floor. We would like to thank the Manny Cantor Center for generously making this room available to us.
Important: Bring Photo ID for admission to the Manny Cantor Center

Future Meetings

June 5, 2019

September 4, 2019

December 4, 2019


It is anticipated that construction will begin soon. Protective fencing has been installed around the first area to be addressed: Library Plaza, and the various plots of land adjacent to it, including the garden. If you peek in, you’ll notice that all of the interior fences have been removed.

In Straus Square potted Plants have been placed to serve as traffic barriers. Seating and more planters have been added. Neighbors seem to be enjoying this amenity.