Community Associations

Bloomingdale Aging in Place
Bloomingdale Aging in Place (BAiP) is a volunteer effort by an Upper West Side, New York City, neighborhood to address some of the needs of the residents in the area of the West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association and the West 104th Street Block Association. Our district also includes several nearby “affiliated buildings” whose residents have participated in many BAiP activities. The catchment area includes approximately 2,500 households.

The MISSION of Bloomingdale Aging in Place is to help older adults lead vital, connected, safe and comfortable lives as their needs change. An all-volunteer, intergenerational network of neighbors, BAiP builds community by organizing social activities, sharing information, and extending a helping hand to neighbors as they continue to age at home.

Each building has a BAiP representative.  Click to find your building representative.

Broadway Mall Association
This organization, composed of residents, merchants and property owners who are concerned with the beauty and livability of their neighborhoods, have taken it upon themselves, with the assistance of New York City’s Parks Department, to become responsible for planting new shrubs and flowers and maintaining and transforming all the Malls.

Citizens Committee for New York City
The Committee encourages and supports volunteer action that improves the quality of life in New York City’s neighborhoods. The Committee provides vital support for the more than 12,000 volunteer community groups and hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout the city. Every year, the Committee provides hundreds of small grants, as well as practical skills training, self-help materials, special program initiatives and hands-on support for thousands of neighborhood leaders.

Columbus/Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID)
The BID was created to increase commercial activity and create a more vital and active business center along Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues from 96th to 110th street by providing services and initiating capital improvements to make the neighborhood cleaner, safer and more prosperous.

Community Board 7
The Community Board makes recommendations on land use, zoning matters, and NY City budget issues by holding public hearings and working with community groups and individual constituents. Our Community Board 7 assists Upper West Side residents and businesses with their concerns regarding municipal service delivery and many other matters relating to the community’s welfare.

Friends of Straus Park
Straus Park is a charming little park in our neighborhood at Broadway and 106th St. designed in memory of Ida and Isidor Straus, victims of the Titanic. A beautiful reclining lady, a statue by Augustus Lukeman, overlooks a birdbath reflecting pool, surrounded by lush central gardens kept up by a private gardener. Friends of Straus Park, a not-for-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers, makes sure that this very special place on the Upper West Side is thriving, and regular events are offered throughout the year.

Landmark West!
A non-profit community group working to preserve the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage from 59th to 110th Streets between Central Park West and Riverside Drive. Since 1985 it has worked to achieve landmark status for individual buildings and historic districts.

Morningside-Heights.net
Morningside Heights is the academic quarter of New York City.  It stretches irregularly from 106th Street to 123rd Street between Morningside Park and Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  Visit their website to learn more about this fascinating neighborhood.

The West 102nd and 103rd Streets Block Association
Our neighboring block association hosts many fun events, including an annual block party and a Halloween parade.  Please visit their website to learn more about the upcoming events.

Westside Crime Prevention Program (WCPP)
Founded in 1980, WCPP focuses on promoting mutual respect and understanding between police and our community; fostering young people’s development through conflict resolution, social and educational programs; directly involving constituencies in crime prevention efforts; and  responding to crime in ways that reflect the concerns of our culturally and economically diverse and vibrant neighborhood.

The Westside Federation of Neighborhood and Block Associations
The West Side Federation represents block associations, neighborhood associations, tenants’ associations, and other community-oriented groups on the Upper West Side, an area covering 59th to 110th Streets, Central Park West to Riverside Drive. For more than 35 years, the Federation has been working to improve and maintain the quality of life here.

One of the Federation’s primary functions is to assist in resolving local community issues, acting as a liaison between various government officials and agencies and the community. It provides resources, both financial and advisory, to its membership for worthy community-based projects. The Federation is also dedicated to fostering and nurturing new groups and organizations.

The Federation holds monthly meetings to discuss neighborhood concerns.  Mary Koval, a Board member, represents your interests at these meetings.