Mission

Mission

The West 50's Neighborhood Association was formed in September 2004 as a New York not-for-profit corporation, tax-exempt under Section 501c3 of the Capital Internal Revenue Code. Our mission is to protect and improve the welfare and quality of life for the neighborhood: its residents, businesses, and visitors.

The association fosters preservation of the unique characteristics and ambiance of our Preservation Subdistrict of the Midtown Manhattan Special District. We are members of the Historic Districts Council and have presented many significant buildings in our area for landmark designation.

Our boundaries now cover from 53rd Street to 59th Street, from the West side of 5th Avenue to the East side of 8th Avenue. We represent the area before New York City agencies with respect to local issues that arise.

West 50's Neighborhood Association provides ongoing support and maintenance of a community website, w54.org. We monitor quality of life issues such as improvement of traffic flow, garbage collection, appropriate use of cross-walks for public safety, zoning variances, noise abatement, and we promote activities which encourage community involvement and participation. Our City Councilperson is Daniel Garodnick. We are part of Manhattan Community Board 5.