A Jane Street resident since 1957, Arthur was a tireless advocate for the neighborhood: Founding Chair of Community Board2; President of the West Village Committee;

instrumental in the fight against Westway, and an original member of the Block Association. He helped plan Jane Street’s famous Nieuw Amsterdam Festival of 1982 and helped build its windmill feature in the Jane Street Garden. He was also a member of the Beatrice Inn Dining Club. There’s more about Arthur’s life and many achievements in an oral history recorded by the New York Public Library. Arthur is survived by his daughter, Lee Stoliar Dufresne, his son-in-law, Leonard, and grandchild, Abby. He will be much missed by us all.

Our New Responsibilities


​The JSBA has long been responsible for bi-annual care of our 75 street trees. We've recently expanded our territory, which now includes:


  • The West Street Garden, which runs along the West Side Highway between Jane and Horatio
  • The Triangle Garden at the junction of 8th Avenue and West 4th Street
  • Additional trees and tree pits on Hudson Street between Horatio and 12th



Jane Street loses a neighborhood icon

JSBA Annual Meeting

Monday, October 16 from 6:30-9

You can pay your dues here or at the door


Thank you to our local eateries for donating the delicious food for our event 

Tavern on Jane, Lilac Chocolates, High Street On Hudson, Hudson Cafe, 

Pizzetteria Brunetti and Mole 


Quality of Life Alerts 


On September 6, the JSBA and neighborhood residents met with the managers of a new hotel at 55 Gansevoort run by Restoration Hardware. Discussed: closing hours, rooftop music and lighting, patron and traffic management. The hotel's liquor-license application will be heard by Community Board 2 in October, date TBD.


Bar Veloce, 328 West 12th Street, revised its license application and closing hours (originally 3 AM) after neighborhood input. Details are here.


Butter, a new, 206-seat Meat Packing restaurant run by the owners of nightclub 1OAK, revised its application and closing hours after neighborhood input. Details are here​.


Arthur Stoliar died July 9,

aged 90, ​at his home

on Jane Street

A New Fence for the Jane Garden


Click here for more information


​​Big news: A New Garden and Fence on Jane Street at

the West Side Highway!  

We need your donation

to help complete the project! 

​Click here for more info​​​​

Welcome to Jane Street!

Building Community and Preserving Quality of Life