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.

Upcoming Events    
The next BAMRA General Meeting is on
Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30pm
at Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street (ring bell at right of door if locked)


Proposed Agenda:

  • 6th Precinct Police Update
  • Review of Local Liquor License Applications
  • Election of Officers
  • Old Business
  • New Business
BAMRA Events:

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

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

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.

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