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    
THANKSGIVING: Le Souk restaurant and BAMRA invite community members who can not spend the holiday with family or friends to join us for Thanksgiving dinner.  There is no charge for this turkey and fixin's (vegetarian options available) buffet dinner; donations to help fund "Visiting Neighbors" will be collected and matched by BAMRA and Le Souk. Two seatings, 5:30 and 7:30pm.  Reservations required: 212-777-5454.

The next BAMRA General Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:30pm at 505 LaGuardia Place, just south of the Morton Williams supermarket, in the Community Room. Come a few minutes early for refreshments and to chat with your neighbors.

If you are interested in more in-depth and extensive discussion of pending liquor license applications in the BAMRA area, you may also come to the BAMRA Liquor License Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the 505 LaGuardia Place Community Room.



Recent BAMRA activities have included "Operation SAFE CHILD" with the NYPD 6th Precinct and Community Affairs Bureau, featuring a climbing rockwall and ID cards in case a child is ever separated from his or her family (see: , and "Kids' Learn to Ride" with Bike New York (see: - both in Mercer Playground.


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Among BAMRA's many activities, we:

  • Plant greenery to keep the area beautiful.
  • Provide holiday signage, 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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