How We Formed
The Battery Park City Neighborhood Association was formed in June 2021 when Governor Cuomo and the Authority tried to pave over ten to twenty percent of the green space, cut down mature trees and replace them a concrete Essential Workers Memorial.
We protested. Our community united and the BPCNA formed. We we able to #PausetheSaws. It resulted in an apology by the Authority and we thought they learned their lesson.
The BPCNA's mission is to act as a voice for residents of the downtown Manhattan community to ensure public input is heard and considered on all matters impacting the environmental, cultural, social and economic quality of life in the neighborhood.
BPCNA Organization and Membership
We are a 501(c)3 organization [EIN 87-1561077] and 100% volunteer run. We have no membership dues nor operating budget. Our membership is broad and open to all residents of lower Manhattan.
Who We Are
We are residents of Lower Manhattan who volunteer our time to serve our neighborhood. Our board members are lawyers, engineers, finance professionals, strategy consultants, real estate agents and designers. We have experience in the sustainability field and with carbon accounting. Everyone brings a unique skill set and most of all a passion for our neighborhood.
Executive Board - Next Election July 2023
Britni Erez - President | Greg Sheindlin - Vice President | Dan Wolfe - Secretary | Kelly McGowan - Treasurer | Barbara Ireland | Jim Thompson | Rita Thompson | Emily Propp
Pamit Surana | Laurie Sheindlin | Dr. Klejda Bega
If you are interested in joining our Executive or Advisory board, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
100% of all money raised has been used to cover legal fees. As of March 2023, we will start to use 100% of this money to benefit work on all Battery Park City resiliency projects.
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