The SPaCE (Seward Park around Canal East) Block Association is the advocate for the neighborhood in matters of:
- Liquor licenses
- Transportation Issues
- 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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September 4, 2019
SPaCE 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
December 4, 2019
SEWARD PARK WITHOUT BORDERS / STRAUS SQUARE
The awful sidewalks along East Broadway and Essex Street have been reconstructed!
As you can see, construction is well underway in the park. Protective fencing has been installed around the areas to be addressed: Library Plaza, and the various plots of land adjacent to it, including the garden. The Essex Street Promenade has also been fenced. The old perimeter fences have been removed. They’ll be cut down to 4 feet.
If you look into the old garden, you can see that some plants have been relocated either inside the fence or into the larger park. The central area has been ploughed up. The Parks Department has forecast completion in November 2019.
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.