Block Association

The New 123rd Street Block Association was organized in August 1988 in order to increase civic responsibility and community pride, and pool the talents and resources of our residents for mutual social and economic benefits.  In 2011, we have amended the Block Association’s mission to reflect our renewed focus on promoting the safety and general welfare of our block’s residents, as well as the greater Harlem community; our commitment to preserving and improving the quality of life on the block; and our continued efforts to increase civic participation and spur revitalization in Harlem.

Our members fulfill the Block Association’s mission and goals by partnering with local institutions such as churches, youth programs and other community-based organizations on various civic-minded efforts such as volunteer projects, block clean-up and improvement initiatives, kids’ holiday events and youth education programs.  Our efforts are funded by membership dues and through local and national grant-making foundations.

We welcome all 123rd street residents to get involved however they can – you don’t have to pay dues to help make your block a better place! Check the home page of this site for news and information about our next meeting and upcoming events.

Interested in participating? Want to become a member?  Have questions, comments or ideas you want to share?  Or just say hello!  Please email us at

Please click on the links for further information regarding the Block Association; our officials bylaws, amended in March 2011, have been included below and are also available for download in PDF.

Download the New 123rd Street Block Association Bylaws

Download a Block Association Membership Agreement

Minutes From Past Block Association Meetings