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About Love Your Block

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, for the benefit of NYC Service’s Love Your Block initiative, invites eligible New York City resident-led groups to apply for a block beautification project.

Love Your Block provides a unique opportunity for resident-led groups to transform and beautify their neighborhood while leveraging City services. Resident-led groups (grantees) receive a $1,000 grant to transform a city block in their neighborhood.

In addition to the funding, grantees receive support with City services, including, but not limited to: trash collection, providing woodchip mulch for gardening projects, repair of and installation of street signs and street lights, and more.

The specific goals of the initiative are:

  • To expand the Love Your Block network of unique resident-led groups in high-need neighborhoods
  • To fund specific community revitalization activities through an annual mini-grant competition
  • To educate Love Your Block network on City agency services, resources and local civic engagement opportunities through social media posts, periodic emails, trainings/presentations, etc.
  • To facilitate the activation of City agency services (mulch delivery, trash collection, bike rack survey, etc.)
  • To increase quality of life through improvement of public and community spaces
  • To engage Love Your Block volunteers in organized, one-day events held between June 12, 2021 – October 17, 2021, that aim to beautify their blocks

What City agencies provide services?

NYC Service appreciates the support of our agency partners NYC Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Parks, New York City Department of Sanitation, and NYC Department of Transportation for providing Love Your Block grantee services.

2021 Love Your Block grant recipients announced!

Congratulations to the 13 neighborhood groups selected to participate in the 2021 Love Your Block program! 

The list of grantees can be found in the "Related Docs" section or by scrolling to the end of this page.

 Brooklyn

  • Str8OuttaBklyn, Ocean Hill
  • Southside Homeowners Association, South Williamsburg
  • Flatbush Cleanup, Flatbush
  • Crown Street Block Association, Crown Heights
  • Lincoln Road R & B Block Association, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
  • 300 Halsey Street Block Association, Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • 400 Bainbridge Street Block Association, Bedford Stuyvesant

Bronx

  • The Neighborhood Advisory Community Garden, Melrose

Manhattan

  • Central Park North Block Association, Harlem

Queens

  • Proud Astorian, Astoria
  • Seagirt Avenue & Friends Block Association, Far Rockaway
  • Maspeth Making a Difference, Maspeth
  • Gateway Bike & Boathouse, Rockaway

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