Read about the early days of the JSBA in this Times article from May 2, 1972

The Jane Street Block Association was founded in 1970 and incorporated as a 501❨c❩4 in 1980. We are a grassroots, all-volunteer organization of neighbors working to preserve and enhance community engagement and quality of life.  In addition, the JSBA pays for

- care of our street trees, with bulb planting in the tree pits each fall.

- the new West Street Park, where planting begins in late summer

- the two planted "triangles" on 8th between Jane and West 4th.

We also assist in the stewardship of the Jane Street Garden.  We organize two annual fund-raising community events  to support our goals. Our budget comes solely from dues and donations. Please join us and subscribe to our newsletter.

In Memoriam

Browse photos of Jane Street "then and now"

in this image archive compiled by Village Preservation


Can you spot one big difference ... trees! 

Elaine Young, a stalwart of the JSBA, dear friend and Jane Street neighbor, died in May 2018. Elaine was a dedicated community activist who cared deeply about the West Village and the Meatpacking District.  Her enthusiasm, acumen, integrity and tireless efforts will be missed by all. Donations in her memory can be made online to Village Preservation. To donate by check, please make it out to Village Preservation, write "In memory of Elaine Young" on the memo line, and mail to: Village Preservation, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003. Phone:  212-475-9585

About the JSBA  

​​Current Officers

Kate Bostock, Chair & Treasurer
Marianne Nebel, Programming

Cynthia Penney, Secretary

Ginny Syron, Membership


Elaine Young, a longtime officer of the JSBA, died in 2018 and is dearly missed. Please read In Memoriam below


Former Officers

Paula Feddersen
Joan Kenney
Jo Hamilton
Barbara Gillen
Michael Mahew
Joyce Healy

Peg Scheer

Elaine Young
And thanks to Miriam Sarzin for many years of newsletters!