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.
Arthur Stoliar died July 9,
aged 90, at his home
on Jane Street