The Next BAMRA General Membership Meeting will be:
February 1st, 2017
Little Red School House (
272 6th Ave) 
Proposed Agenda: 

*6th Precinct Police Update *Collection of 2017 Dues continued *Holiday Decorating Contest Results *Dessert Crawl Update
*Old Business *New Business 

BAMRA Upcoming Event...


A Sweet Way to Get Ready for Valentine’s Day

and to meet local merchants and sample their desserts!

Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Time: 4-7pm

Cost: FREE for BAMRA members in good standing

You can join BAMRA as a Resident Member for $10 if you live

in the BAMRA area, and be included in the Dessert Crawl plus

get all the benefits of BAMRA membership! Associate (nonvoting,

but can participate in all BAMRA events & discussions)

memberships are also available for the same cost. Membership

forms will be available at the jump-off spot in the BAMRA area.

How: all participants will receive a listing/diagram of all

the participating merchants, and an ID that gets

you FREE dessert samples at every stop!

Where: throughout the BAMRA area:

from the north side of Houston Street to the north side of W. 3rd Street,

and from the west side of Mercer Street to the east side of 6th Avenue.

Who: Li-Lac Chocolates, Sweets By Chloe', La NewYorkina,
Francois Payard Bakery, Le Souk, Carroll Place, Miss Lily’s, Piece of Velvet, Negril Village, Carroll Place, Insomnia Cookies, Romagna, Manousheh, Jo Jo's Philosophy...and more to come


Try something new − or an old favorite − from many restaurants, dessert providers and sweet

shops. It’s free, and you get a voice in what happens in your community – a delicious win/win!

Email if you want to participate in this tasty event


Bleecker Area Merchants' and Residents' Association (BAMRA) welcomes you to the heart of Greenwich Village

BAMRA was formed in 1992 to serve the residents and merchants from Houston Street to West Third Street and from Mercer Street to Avenue of the Americas. An all-volunteer not-for-profit organization, we provide a wide range of services and support for our neighbors and businesses.

Other BAMRA activities for the community have included
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Among BAMRA's many activities, we:
  • Plant greenery to keep the area beautiful.
  • Provide holiday decorations, making the area brighter and more cheerful throughout the season.
  • Get involved in local land use issues and provide guidance to the Community Board and local elected officials on local quality-of-life matters in our area.
  • Organize and run programs for local families and children.
  • Remove graffiti on street furniture and paint the lampposts, mailboxes and street signs in the neighborhood.
  • Participate in local street fairs which raise funds for community needs.
  • Increase awareness of illegal drug use, underage drinking and public safety issues.
  • And much more!

Please let us know if you would like to be on our e-mail list so we can notify you of upcoming meetings and events. Contact us at  for more information about our activities or to request a membership application.

Winter 2016-2017: BAMRA brought the "Welcome To Greenwich Village Sign" back to the neighborhood...a long beloved neighborhood sign that has brought much cheer and festivity to the winter season!

BAMRA Past Events...

November 5th, 2016 @ 2pm: BAMRA joined the community at the Mercer Playground and planted Daffodil Bulbs for their Annual Green Up Effort! A Special Thank You to the New Yorkers for Parks "Daffodil Project" for donating the bulbs. 

photo by Tequila Minsky
May 14, 2016 and May 30, 2015 -  BAMRA again hosted Bike New York's program:"Learn to Ride - Kids" for children who are getting ready to ride a two-wheeled bicycle! 30 children attended the event in Mercer Playground, and more than half rode out as cyclists! Coverage of the 2015 event in The Villager at:

April 16th, 2016:  BAMRA brought a shredding truck to Bleecker Street right after traditional "tax day" so people could get rid of sensitive documents and clear space in their homes.  In addition, NYPD came out to protect the documents prior to being shred and to enable people to register their portable electronics. The Villager covered this year's event at

December, 2015 and 2016: BAMRA organized a Holiday Lights decorating contest to help the the 2015 & 2016 holiday season be bright and beautiful throughout the BAMRA area.

April 25th, 2015 - a Community Shred event on Bleecker Street that helped people safely get rid of sensitive documents while protecting themselves against Identity Theft.

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