The Upper West Side Coalition was formed in 2021 when a dozen block associations came together to create an umbrella organization to help community groups form and thrive. Block Associations unite neighbors to beautify our blocks, solve local issues and support programs like composting and recycling. We recognize that we all benefit from diverse and inclusive neighborhoods and we are committed to creating an open and welcoming environment for all members of the community. The more we connect with each other, the stronger we will be.

Interested in learning more? Please reach out to us for additional information.

The Coalition's final forum for 2022 was on Wednesday, December 14. The topic was Our UWS Parks, and our featured guests are leaders from the NYC Parks Department, Central Park Conservancy, and Riverside Park Conservancy. You can watch the forum live on our YouTube channel or tune in at a later date using the same link. Here are the details:


  • Anthony Perez, Manhattan Commissioner, NYC Parks Department

  • Erica Sopha, VP, Park Use & Stewardship, Central Park Conservancy

  • Merritt Birnbaum, President & CEO, Riverside Park Conservancy

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6:30 PM

YouTube Link: Watch the forum live on our YouTube channel or at a later date (advance registration not required),

Submit Questions: If you'd like to share questions in advance of the meeting, please submit them to NOTE: We will make every effort to address as many questions as time permits.


You can watch previous forums on our YouTube Channel at:

Previous topics include impact of cannabis legalization on the UWS, crime and crime prevention on the UWS, sanitation, and more.

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