History


The West 45th St. Block Association was formed in 1976 by Roger Puckett (owner of Triton Gallery) and other concerned neighbors as a neighborhood safety patrol. Since those earlier, rougher days in the neighborhood, the association has evolved its focus to include block beautification, community affairs, and community-building.

Roger served as Chair from 1976-1980 and has served continuously as Treasurer since that time. Marilyn Rockafellow served as Chair from 2001-03, John Fisher was Chair in 2004, and Marilyn again served as Chair from 2005 - 2010. Together with her husband Fred Sirasky, Marilyn did amazing and tireless work on the trees and flowers, on controlling bus traffic, organizing regular Community Action Board meetings on the Aladdin homeless shelter, and building relationships with elected officials and other block associations in our neighborhood. Timothy Tanner took over as Chair in 2010, continuing the work of past leaders.

Check out some of our past and recent Accomplishments.