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, June 1st at 6:30pm
at Judson Memorial Church, Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St.


Proposed Agenda:

  • 6th Police Precinct Update
  • BAMRA Street Fair
    • Saturday, June 18th on Bleecker St.
  • Washington Square Music Festival  
    • Tuesday evenings in June in Washington Square Park
  • Review of Liquor License Applications
    • VBar       225 Sullivan St.
    • Magic Lemon     181 Bleecker Street
    • Negril     70 West 3rd Street
    • Village Lantern     167 Bleecker Street
  • 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 http://thevillager.com/2016/05/05/bring-out-your-shred-register-your-laptops/

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: http://thevillager.com/2015/06/04/bicycle-bicycle-i-want-to-ride-my-bicycle

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 bamranyc@yahoo.com  for more information about our activities or to request a membership application.


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