We are starting a new monthly column, “BLOCK NEWS,” in which you can talk to the residents on your block and the rest of the West Village about your block.
Sure, talk about the issues that only concern your block but also air concerns that affect the whole Village, from graffiti to traffic. Let others know that these are shared concerns and what “your” block is doing about them.
Forty years ago, I suggested to my neighbor across the fence that we start a block association and plant trees (we had almost none). Today, we have over 100 mature giants (the tourists take photos).
Block associations are neighbor-to-neighbor governments and exhibit the strengths and fallibilities of all government (I bet you have some funny stories).
Some block associations have over 100 active members and some just a handful. We want you to boast about what your block association is doing and complain about what it is not.
In these the most politically sensitive and active community block associations is the magma of politics.
(George, let me tell you about my block association. You would never believe it…)
Publisher, WestView News