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, December 2nd
at 505 LaGuardia Place, Community Room, 6:30pm.

Agenda (subject to change):
  • 6th Precinct Police Update
  • Recap of Thanksgiving Community Dinner at Le Souk
  • Review of License Applications
    • Mocha Burger - 496 LaGuardia Place
    • Village 122 Cafe - 122 MacDougal
  • Election of BAMRA Officers for 2016
  • Old Business
  • New Business


BAMRA Events over the past year:

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! 28 children attended the event in Mercer Playground, and more than half rode out as cyclists! Coverage in The Villager at:

Other recent 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 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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