Love Your Block (LYB) is a special partnership between NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City that provides a unique opportunity for City residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods while leveraging City services.  Resident-led volunteer groups (grantees) receive a grant of up to $1,000 to transform a city block. 
LYB grantees receive project-planning and community-building assistance, as well as assistance with local media coverage for the project.
Additionally, LYB grantees are able to receive facilitated access to services provided by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Transportation, and Department of Sanitation of New York to help improve their block. 
Past LYB grantees have received assistance with City services, including, but not limited to: trash collection, vacant lot cleanup, graffiti removal, dead tree removal, tree planting, providing woodchip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, traffic safety surveys, and more.

The specific goals of the initiative are:

To encourage tenant, block, and civic associations throughout the five boroughs to engage their members in an organized, one-day event held between April 16, 2016 and June 26, 2016, that aims to beautify their block.

To support and provide resources in the form of a cash grant to associations.
To bring relevant City services that will support the efforts of each association.

2016 Grant winners announced!

Congratulations to the 25 neighborhood groups selected to participate in this year's Love Your Block Award program! The list of grantees can be found in the "Related Docs" section or by scrolling to the end of this page.

  • Edenwald Houses Resident Green Committee, Eastchester
  • Fort Independence Neighborhood Association, Kingsbridge Heights
  • Higher Horizon, Morrisania
  • Schomburg Garden Committee, Morrisania
  • A Beautiful World, Castle Hill


  • Crown Street Block Association, Crown Heights
  • 400 Montauk Block Association, East New York
  • Lefferts Alliance Community Togetherness, Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Mama Dee's Garden, Crown Heights
  • Mayday Community Space, Bushwick
  • Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force, Prospect Heights
  • Woodbine Street Block Association and Garden, Bushwick


  • 100 Block Association of West 119th Street, Harlem
  • Building Amor, East Village
  • LenoxFive 127th Street Block Association, Harlem
  • Pleasant Village Community Garden, East Harlem
  • Two Bridges Tower Tenant Association, Lower East Side


  • 32nd Street Association, Astoria
  • Addisleigh Park Civic Association (APCO), St. Albans
  • Breezy Point Garden Club, Midland Beach
  • Bleeker Community Group, Flushing
  • Maspeth High School, Maspeth
  • Sustainable Ravenswood-RGC, Astoria
  • Smallwater, Far Rockaway
  • Village Academy Middle School, Far Rockaway

Highlighted Event

NYC Service and Citizens Committee selected the 100 Block Association of West 119th Street in Central Harlem, as the highlighted event of the 2016 Love Your Block grant.