About Us

The West 69th Street Block Association was organized by its residents in June 1969 and is one of the oldest block associations in New York City. All residents of West 69th Street between Central Park West and Broadway become members when they move onto the street. Membership is free, there are no dues, instead we depend on the generosity of our residents and friends.

While W. 69th Street is known as one of the prettiest streets on the Upper West Side, it is its strong sense community which the block association fosters that makes it truly special.

COVID-19 Info Hub

We have joined with other Lincoln Square Block Associations to create the COVID-19 Info Hub for residents. In addition to health, safety and government information, we also provide lists of businesses where you may shop, order take-out or delivery, and volunteer to assist in the community’s response to the current needs of our neighbors.


If you are a current resident of W. 69th Street you can join our private Facebook group (“W. 69th St. Block Association”).

Email Newsletter

If you are a current resident of W. 69th Street you can sign up to receive our newsletter via email by emailing to w69street@gmail.com

Support us!

Our block association survives on donations.  To continue our work we need your help.  You can make a donation via PayPal by using the “Donate” button below.

The W69TH Street Block Association does not charge dues or other membership fees. All our funding comes from donations from our residents and friends. Donations may be made through PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below.

Email – w69street@gmail.com

Mailing Address – W69ST Block Association | 106 West 69th Street | New York, NY 10023

Please consider patronizing the generous, neighborhood sponsors of our past and current events.


Emergency numbers

Call 911 for emergency services
(police, fire, ambulance).

The nearest firehouse is at Amsterdam & 66th

The nearest hospital is Mount Sinai West, Amsterdam at 59th St.


Dial 311 for all non-emergency NYC complaints, such as

  • *noise
  • *sanitation & rodent sightings
  • * traffic or street lights
  • *broken meters
  1. *fire hydrant leaks
  2. *tree damage

Important Phone Numbers

20th Precinct NYC Police Department

120 West 82nd St, NYC 10024



Quality of Life Taskforce     212.580.6409

Community Affairs               212.580.6428

Community Policing             212.580.6409

Crime Prevention                 212.580.6421

Domestic Violence              212.580.6649

Youth Officer                      212.580.6426

Auxiliary Coordinator         212.580.6421

Detective Squad                  212.580.6414

Terrorism Hot Line

888-NYC-SAFE (888.692.7233)

Sex Crimes Report Line

212-267-RAPE (212.267.7273

NYPD Switchboard




Check out what some of our talented neighbors are up to.

Dinah Day

Longtime resident and Steering Committee member Dinah Day offers coaching in career-related issues, including professional image and communications.


Dinah has archived her radio blog on career and image development.


Barbara Good

Longtime resident of W69St Block Assn, Barbara Good is also the W69St rep to the Federation of West Side Block Assns. As Executive VP for Halstead Property, she specializes in family-size apts.


Heather Ljoenes

Heather Ljønes creates her modern, handmade jewelry line in New York City. Utilizing natural stones & mixed media innovatively, she’s developed a uniquely natural & edgy collection.


S & V Jams

S & V Jams

If you’re looking for a special gift for someone — including yourself, consider S&V Jams —

The site is up, and reflects V’s approach to his small batch creations — straightforward and versatile. Partake, pass along, and enjoy!

(S is for Stephanie and V is for Victor)

Kirby Sommers

Kirby Sommers

 Offering premium apartment finding services at a fraction of the cost: 


Max Surla

Longtime resident, Max Surla, is a television, film and concert hall composer. Currently, you can hear his music on “Born to Explore” on PBS, and on 48 Hours. He is also available for one on one or group, digital composing lessons. He also works with singer/songwriters on producing songs.


Veronika Surla

Longtime resident, Veronika Surla, is a woman of many hats. She is a photographer, actor, voiceover artist, and graphic designer to name a few. She is a natural light photographer and specializes in portraits, nature and fashion.


Margaret Irby

Longtime resident and former Steering Committee member, Margaret Irby offers writing workshops in NYC and writing trips to France, Italy & Turkey.


Drs. Jay and Josh Handt

Drs. Jay and Josh Handt, at 91 CPW, offer a wellness blog and other resources on their website


Piers Lawrence

Resident Piers Lawrence is a jazz guitarist and music producer.  Check his website for information about his recordings and live shows.

Pat Porter

Longtime resident and Steering Committee member Pat Porter is an illustrator for Block Assn flyers, newsletters, and tee-shirts. Visit her website for information on current watercolor classes for all levels at portergallery.com or write her at    porterstudio@nyc.rr.com.

For current watercolor class information go to watercolorway.com.

David Friedman

Resident David Friedman photographs people and environments “with a bit of whimsy just below the surface.” His portfolio includes some W69Streeters on Halloween.


Daisy Cohen

Longtime resident Daisy Cohen offers paintings for exhibition and sale. 


Napua Davoy

Napua Davoy

Longtime Resident and Steering Committee member Napua Davoy teaches singing and piano and performs in various cabarets in NYC.  bravecoolworld.com/

Butter Beans

Butter Beans’ Kelly McGlinchey

Block resident Kelly McGlinchey is Director of Food Education for Butter Beans, which promotes wholesome, sustainable food for children and adults. The program includes lunch programs for schools as well as spring and summer day camps for 5 to 11-year-olds, teaching nutrition, food growing, and meal preparation.

William Drescher

Christian Orlov Jewels

Long-time W69ST resident, designer, and photographer Christian Orlov offers a wide selection of individual jewels and unique jewelry at wholesale prices: