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  • 1.
    • Danielle Lazarowitz
  • 2.
    • The neighborhood of Gramercy, in the borough of Manhattan, is located in the mid-eastern section of the island.
    • Borders:
    • North – 30 th Street
    • South – 14 th Street
    • East – East River
    • West – Sixth Avenue
  • 3.
    • Fast Facts:
    • Population around 100,000
      • 69% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 65
      • 17% of the population is under the age of 18
      • 14% of the population is over the age of 65
    • 71% of residents are college graduates
    • Most residents are young professionals
      • 56% not married
      • 24% married
    • 76% of residents are white as opposed to 48% of all Manhattan residents
      • 11% Asian
      • 7% Hispanic
      • 4% Black
    • 25% of residents are foreign born
    • Median income is $81,975
    • 7.8% of residents are on social services
    • Part of NYC Community Districts 5 and 6
    • Covered by Police Precinct #13
    • Covered by Engine 16 Ladder 7
    • Covered by Public School Region #9
    Poverty Levels
  • 4.
    • Governor: David Paterson
    • Senators: Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand
    • Congressional Representative: Carolyn Maloney (D-14)
    • State Senators: Thomas Duane (D-29) and Liz Krueger (D-26)
    • State Assembly: Brian Kavanagh (D-74)
    • City Council: Rosie Mendez (D-2)
  • 5.
    • Board Chair: Vikke Barbero
    • District Manager: Wally Rubin
    • Public meetings on the 2 nd Thursday of every month
      • Held at First Alliance Church
  • 6.
    • Board Chair: Lyle Frank
    • District Manager: Toni Carlina
    • Elected official liaisons
      • Public Advocate: Tommy Lin
      • Comptroller: Sandra Duque
      • Borough President: Dan Benjoya
      • District Attorney: Linda Janneh
      • House of Reps: Dara Adams
      • State Senate: Sara Hale Stern and Romeo Ymalay
      • State Assembly: Cameron Peterson
      • City Council: Barbara Sherman
    • Meetings on the 2 nd Wednesday of every month
      • Held at NYU Medical Center
  • 7.
    • Majority of residents rent apartments
      • 60% rent
      • 23% own
      • 16% of units are vacant
    • The median years in residence is 2.7
    • Housing is a mix of older townhomes, mid-century high-rises, and newer luxury condos
    • 1 New School and 6 NYU dorms in neighborhood
    • The average rental cost of a 1-bedroom in Gramercy is $3,000 a month
      • Cost increases west of Third Ave., especially directly surrounding parks
      • Cost decreases east of Third Ave.
  • 8.
    • Originally created as a housing project after World War II
      • Known as one of the largest middle-class rent controlled developments in NYC
      • Bought in 2006 by developer Tishman Speyer for a record $5.4 billion
        • Now being converted into luxury apartments
    • Combined 56 residential buildings, 11,250 apartments, and 25,000 residents
    • 12 parks in the development
    • Has its own newspaper “Town and Village”
    • Development now includes concierges, movie theater, gym, daycare, and summer concerts
  • 9.
    • 69 th Regiment Armory
      • Women’s homeless shelter
    • Calvary-St. George’s Church
      • Open since 1982
      • Homeless shelter open daily
      • Sleeps 14 men and women
    • 30 th Street Shelter
      • Men’s intake homeless shelter
      • Emergency housing
    • HSI Kenmore
      • Developed in 1999
      • 326-unit apartment building
      • Permanent housing for mentally-ill, low-income, and frail, elderly single adults
  • 10.
    • 3 Colleges
      • CUNY Baruch
      • NYU Medical and Dental
      • School of Visual Arts
    • 8 Public High Schools
    • 5 additional public schools
    • 5 private schools including parochial
    • 90% student attendance rate
    • Public school progress reports range from F (Washington Irving High School) to A (Baruch College Campus High) with the average in the B-level vicinity
  • 11.
    • 91% of residents healthy
      • 9% of residents view themselves in fair to poor health
      • 12% of residents are smokers
      • 8% of residents are obese
      • 2% of residents have diabetes
    • Death rate 20% lower than overall Manhattan
      • Premature death rates are the 3 rd lowest in New York City
      • Cancer most common cause of death (28%)
    • 77% of residents have medical insurance
    • 7 major hospitals
      • Bellevue Hospital
      • Cabrini Medical Center
      • NYU Medical Center
      • Hospital for Joint Disease
      • Beth Israel Medical Center
      • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
      • VA (Veterans) Hospital
  • 12.
    • Since 1998 crime is down 32% and since 1990 crime is down 75%
    • In 2008 there were 2,513 major crimes reported
      • 1 murder
      • 11 rapes
      • 233 robberies/358 burglaries
    • The precinct is located on 21 st street between 3 rd and 2 nd Avenues
    • Precinct community council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month
  • 13.
    • Union Square Greenmarket
      • Largest in Manhattan
    • Many small community grocery stores, natural food marts, and bodegas
    • 3 major grocery stores
      • Whole Foods
      • Food Emporium
      • Trader Joes
        • First in Manhattan
  • 14.
    • Every cuisine and price range represented
    • Oldest taverns in the city
      • Pete’s Tavern (1864)
      • Old Town Bar (1892)
    • 71 Irving and Sunburst Café the neighborhood coffee houses
    • Neighborhood hangouts
      • Artichoke Pizza
      • Gramercy Café
      • Spice Thai Food
    • Park Ave. South home to a variety of gourmet restaurants
    • Celebrity Chef restaurants
      • Bobby Flay: Mesa Grill
      • Tom Colicchio: Craft franchise
      • Mario Batali: Casa Mono
    • B.R. Guest Restaurants
      • Blue Water Grill
      • Wildwood Barbeque
    • Danny Meyer Franchise: Union Square Hospitality Group
      • Union Square Café
      • Gramercy Tavern
      • Eleven Madison Park
      • Shake Shack (in Madison Square Park)
  • 15.
    • Calvary St. George Episcopal Church
      • Food Pantry
        • Serves 100 people a week
        • Open on Wednesdays
      • Soup Kitchen
        • 90 meals served a week
        • Open on Thursdays
  • 16.
    • Community Lounge Senior Center
      • Open Monday thru Friday
      • Offers standard services
        • Case assistance/Medicaid
        • Congregate lunch
        • Education/recreation
        • Nutrition education
    • Stein Senior Center
      • Opened in 1975
      • Open Monday thru Friday
      • Offers variety of services
        • Serves lunch everyday
        • Cyber Café and computer classes
        • Social Day Care for Dementia
        • Education/recreation
        • Health and wellness programs
        • Crime victims services
  • 17.
    • 4 Movie theaters
    • 5 Off-Broadway theaters
    • 68 bars – all types and price ranges
      • Super exclusive Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel
      • College bars on Third Ave.
      • Wine bars on Irving Place
    • Blue Smoke jazz club
    • 2 major live music venues
      • Irving Plaza (The Fillmore)
      • Blender Theatre at Gramercy
  • 18.
    • Museum of Sex
    Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
  • 19.
    • Flatiron Building
    Metropolitan Life Insurance Building International Toy Center Building
  • 20. Madison Square Park 23 rd -26 th St. Madison to Fifth Ave Stuyvesant Square 15 th -17 th St. Second to Third Ave Union Square 14 th -17 th St. Park Ave to Broadway
  • 21. Gramercy Park 20 th -21 st St. Third to Park Ave The only private park in Manhattan. Keyed entry only to those residing directly surrounding the park
  • 22.
    • Two major shopping districts
    • Surrounding Union Square
      • Best Buy
      • Forever 21
      • Filenes Basement
      • Barnes and Noble
      • Sephora
      • The Strand Bookstore
    • Lower Fifth Ave.
      • Gap
      • Banana Republic
      • J. Crew
      • Anthropologie
      • Victoria’s Secret
  • 23.
    • Flatiron/ 23 rd St Partnership
      • Founded in 2006
      • Offers sanitation and security services
      • Marketing to strengthen Madison Square Park identity
      • Homeless outreach program
      • East Side Alliance
    • Union Square Partnership
      • First BID in NYC
      • Founded in 1984, renamed in 2003
      • Offers sanitation and security services
      • Marketing to strengthen Union Square identity
      • Education Program
      • Business Improvement
      • Free Wi-Fi in Union Square Park
  • 24.
    • East Side Rezoning Alliance (ESRA)
    • Gramercy Neighborhood Associates
    • Gramercy Park Block Association
    • Bellevue South Community Association
    • East 22 nd Street Block Association
    • 23 rd Street Association
    • Stuyvesant Cove Park Association
    • Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association
    • Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Tenants Association
    • Union Square Community Coalition
    • East 26 th Street Block Association
    • Flatiron Alliance
    • The 18 th Street Neighborhood Alliance
    • 29 th Street Neighborhood Association
  • 25.
    • Tilden Midtown Democratic Club
    • Youth Committee for Peace
    • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • 26.
    • Many religions represented
      • Episcopal
      • Jewish
      • Methodist
      • First Alliance
      • Catholic
      • Quaker
  • 27.
    • Uses the Lexington, Broadway, and Canarsie subway lines
      • The trains stop at Union Square
      • The train stops at 23 rd ,28 th , and 33 rd St.
      • The trains stop at Union Square and 34 th St.
      • The train stops at 23 rd 28 th , and 34 th St.
      • The train stops at 1 st , 3 rd , and 6 th Ave. and Union SQ
      • Buses include: 23, 21, 101, 102, 103, 15, 1, 2, 3, 6, 5, 9, 14A, 14D, 16
      • Taxis are also widely available
  • 28.
    • The neighborhood of Clinton, in the borough of Manhattan, is located in the mid-western section of the island.
    • Borders:
    • North – 59 th Street
    • South – 34 th Street
    • East – Eighth Avenue
    • West – Hudson River
  • 29.
    • Fast Facts:
    • Population around 50,000
      • 79% of the population is between the ages of 18 and 65
      • 11% of the population is over the age of 65
      • 10% of the population is under the age of 18
    • 63% of residents are white as opposed to 48% of all Manhattan residents
      • 5% Asian
      • 23% Hispanic
      • 8% Black
    • 25% of residents are foreign born
    • Median Income is $68,998
    • 65% of residents have a college degree
    • 22% of population below the poverty level
    • 19.5% of residents are on social services
    • Part of NYC Community District 4
    • Covered by Police Precinct #18
    • Covered by Rescue Company 1
  • 30.
    • Governor: David Paterson
    • Senators: Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand
    • Congressional Representative: Jerrold Nadler (D-8)
    • State Senators: Thomas Duane (D-29)
    • State Assembly: Linda Rosenthal (D-67) and Richard Gottfried (D-75)
    • City Council: Gale Brewer (D-6)
  • 31.
    • Board Chair: J.D. Nolan
    • District Manager: Robert J. Benfatto
    • Meetings on the 1 st Wednesday of every month
      • Held at 6:30pm at Roosevelt Hospital
  • 32.
    • Majority of residents rent apartments
      • 81% rent
      • 20% own
    • 60% in one person households
    • Housing is a mix of prewar buildings, brownstones, old tenements and recently new luxury buildings
    • 1 Public Housing development
      • Harborview Terrace
        • 2 buildings
    • Average rental price of a 1-bedroom apartment: $2,700
  • 33.
    • 662 West 53 rd Street
    • Holland House
    • West 35 th Street SRO
    • West 46 th Street SRO
    • Alexander Abraham
    • Icahn West
    • Aladdin Hotel
    • Clinton Family Inn
    • Gracey Inn
    • Lex Hotel
    • Parkview Hotel
    • Washington Hotel
  • 34.
    • 1 College
      • John Jay College for Criminal Justice (CUNY)
    • 8 Public High Schools
    • 5 additional public schools
    • 4 private schools including parochial
  • 35.
    • 85% of residents healthy
      • 15% of residents view themselves in fair to poor health
      • 12% of residents are smokers
      • 12% of residents are obese
      • 6% of residents have diabetes
    • Number of HIV-related deaths 50% higher in Clinton than overall NYC
    • 84% of residents have medical insurance
    • 1 major hospital
      • St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
  • 36.
    • Since 1998 crime is down 58% and since 1990 crime is down 82%
    • In 2008 there were 1,565 major crimes reported
      • 3 murders
      • 6 rapes
      • 95 robberies/161 burglaries
    • The precinct is located on 54 th street between 8 th and 9 th Avenues
    • Precinct community council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month
  • 37.
    • Mostly small community grocery stores, natural food marts, and bodegas
    • A lot of international grocery stores
    • Many butchers and Italian delis
    • 2 major grocery stores
      • Whole Foods
      • Food Emporium
  • 38.
    • Every cuisine and price range represented
    • Large amount of inexpensive ethnic food
      • Middle-Eastern
      • Brazilian
      • Latino
      • Italian
    • Theater Row
      • 46 th Street between 9 th and 10 th Ave
      • 11 cuisines represented
  • 39.
    • Soup Kitchen
      • Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church
    • Joint Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry
      • Maria’s Kitchen
      • St. Paul’s House
      • Open Door Center
    • Food Pantry
      • Holy Cross Church Crossroads
      • Metropolitan Community Church
      • Midtown Family Place
      • Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries
      • Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ
      • St. Clements Food Pantry
  • 40.
    • Project Find Clinton Senior Center
      • Opened in 1969
      • Open Monday thru Friday
      • 600 seniors visit a year
      • Large Amenities
        • Enclosed Garden
        • Congregate lunch and dinner
        • Education/recreation
    • Project Find Coffeehouse Senior Center
      • Opened in 1969
      • Open Sunday thru Friday
      • 1,100 seniors visit a year
      • Offers variety of services
        • Serves breakfast and lunch everyday
        • Education/recreation
        • Homeless In-Reach Program
  • 41.
    • 24 Off-Broadway theaters
    • 82 bars – all types and price ranges
      • Lots of gay bars in keeping with the growing gay population in the neighborhood
      • Large amount of “dive” type bars
    • 1 major live music venue
      • Terminal 5
  • 42.
    • Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
  • 43. De Witt Clinton Park 52 nd – 54 th St. / 11 th – 12 th Ave Clinton Community Garden 47 th – 48 th St. / 9 th – 10 th Ave Ramon Aponte Park 47 th St. / 8 th – 9 th Ave Hudson River Park 14 th – 59 th St. / West St – Hudson River
  • 44. May Matthews Playground 45 th St. / 9 th – 10 th Ave McCaffrey Playground 43 rd St. / 8 th – 9 th Ave 47 th St Playground 47 th – 48 th St. / 10 th Ave
  • 45.
    • Not a big shopping neighborhood
    • Local necessities like hardware store, Duane Reade, etc.
    • Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
      • Runs every weekend
      • Mix of furniture, clothes, and food
  • 46.
    • 34 th Street Partnership
      • Founded in 1992
      • Offers security, sanitation, public events, and tourist assistance
    • Times Square Alliance
      • Founded in 1992
      • Offers security, sanitation, event promotion, and community advocacy
    • Midtown West Business Association
    • Ninth Avenue Local Development Corporation
  • 47.
    • 34 th Street Partnership
    • W. 39 th Street Block Association
    • W. 44 th Street Block Association
    • W. 45 th Street Block Association
    • W. 46 th Street Block Association
    • W. 47 th / 48 th St. Block Association
    • W. 49 th / 50 th St. Block Association
    • W. 51 st Street Block Association
    • W. 55 th Street Block Association
    • De Witt Clinton Park Association
    • Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association
    • Clinton Special District Coalition
    • 9 th Avenue Renaissance Project
    • Police Precinct Community Council
    • 9 th Avenue Association
    • Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
    • Hudson Crossing Tenants Association
  • 48.
    • Many religions represented
      • Scientology
      • Episcopal
      • Catholic
      • Jewish
      • Seventh Day Adventist
      • French Evangelical
      • Metropolitan Community
      • Greek Orthodox
      • Baptist
      • Interfaith
      • Presbyterian
  • 49.
    • One of the largest transportation hubs in Manhattan
    • Subway
      • Eighth Avenue Subway line (ACE)
    • Ships
      • Cruise ships dock at New York Passenger Ship Terminal
    • Buses
      • Port Authority Bus Terminal
    • Cars
      • Lincoln Tunnel
      • Outdoor parking lots
      • West Side Highway