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
September 6, 2017

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

December 6, 2017
March 7, 2018
June 6, 2018


Leader of Gun Smuggling Ring Sentenced: Chinatown Buses used to transport weapons.

Remember some time ago, these smugglers were caught. Their deadly load was transported in Interstate buses. One of the leaders of that illegal gun-running operation that used Chinatown buses to transport weapons from southern states has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Read about it in The Lo-Down.

We now have a page devoted to Interstate Buses. Be sure to read about the status of YEP Bus.


It is anticipated that construction in Library Plaza and around the park will begin in the fall of 2018.

Meanwhile, changes are afoot in Straus Square and Canal Street between the Park and the Square. Canal Street has been closed and repaved. Potted Plants have been placed to serve as traffic barriers. Seating will be added soon. Missing trees will be planted and tree guards installed around all of the tree pits.