Letter from our President

Greetings Neighbors!

My name is Dave Achelis and I’m the new president of the West 50s Neighborhood Association. You may have met me at some of our get-togethers, or seen me wandering the neighborhood.

I was born and raised in Manhattan, and have lived on West 56th Street for around 40 years, so I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on around here...

I would like to thank our out-going president, Phyllis Cox, for the excellent job she has done these past few years, and also thank Missy VanBuren Brown, our treasurer for the last 10 years, who is finally taking some well earned me time.

There is also some exciting news for you as well. Our boundaries now cover from 53rd Street to 59th Street, from the West side of 5th Avenue to the East side of 8th Avenue. Newly elected to the Board from our new area, is Joel Maxman, who is going to be a big asset to the Board.

I would also like to thank Daly Reville for helping out during these changes, and RitaSue Siegel for all her efforts.

There is a lot more to tell you, but that will all have to wait for a later time.

See you in the neighborhood!

Dave