Our mission is to actively engage residents and business establishments

 in efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life in 

Sutton Area Community.

Dear SAC Members,

Please see the following link to an event which I as
President, attended on behalf of SAC last Friday, celebrating the installation of security cameras in the Sutton Place and Sutton Place South Areas. Due to the efforts of City Councilman Ben Kallos and Keith Powers we now have security cameras in the following Sutton Place area parks:

East 58th Street & Sutton Place Cul-de-sac. 
East 57th Street & Sutton Place / Sutton Place South Cul-de-sac.
East 56th Street & Sutton Place South Cul-de-sac.
East 55th Street & Sutton Place South Cul-de-sac.
East 54th Street & Sutton Place South Cul-de-sac.
East 53rd Street & Sutton Place South Cul-de-sac.
We wish to thank both of our wonderful Councilmen for their efforts in this matter.

Most sincerely,
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Charles Coutinho, Ph. D.
Sutton Area Community 

The Bridge to Nowhere: An Update.

Dear SAC Members and Members of the greater Sutton Area Community,


It has been now eight months since our community first found out about the horrendous plan by the New York City Economic Development Corp (EDC), a master-plan to destroy our beloved Clara Coffey Park at Sutton Place South and East 54th street. We at Sutton Area Community (SAC) have tried our utmost to stop this plan from proceeding. We have attended various meetings held by Community Board Six (6), we have met with both of our local Councilmen (Powers and Kallos) and have solicited assistance from all of our local officials: from congresswoman Mahoney to Assemblyman Dan Quart. We have met twice with EDC itself. And while all of these officials have made noises about assisting us in stopping this hideous act of official vandalism, so far we have not been able to obtain an assurance that New York City EDC will re-think its project.

According, you may rest assured that we at SAC will endeavor to try our utmost to stop and prevent this project from proceeding. We will keep you updated and informed as to how matters proceed.


Warmest Regards,

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Charles Coutinho, Ph.D.


                               Sutton Community Area             

June 19, 2018



Please be advised that the new date for the opening of the enlarged Park at the East 57th Street Cul de Sac is now tentatively scheduled for November 2018. We will notify one and all if there are any further updates concerning this matter. Thanks for SAC member Erica Mullen for the information. 


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Our Past

In 1976 a small group of residents got together, with the desire to preserve the Sutton neighborhood's character, and incorporated two years later as a non-profit (501c3) organization using volunteers to serve as a catalyst for change.

SAC's volunteers continue to help preserve a high quality of life for those residing and working in the area between 52nd to 59th streets, Second Avenue to the East River.?


Our Present                                                          

Our mission at SAC is to actively engage residents and business establishments in efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the Sutton Area Community.

Acting as watchdog and advocate, SAC is a voice for the community: SAC monitors city services such as police, sanitation, fire and transportation; watches over zoning and development; looks after parks and sidewalks; supports local merchants, fosters historic preservation; and, through its website, mailings, and First Avenue bulletin board, informs the community about what is happening in the neighborhood.

Traffic concerns continue to be paramount. SAC is closely monitoring the New York State Department of Transportations five-year project to reconstruct the FDR Drive from 54th to 63rd Streets. We are committed to keeping the community informed about its past, present, and future. 

We publish Bulletins periodically which are distributed to members as well as government agencies and elected officials, to keep them abreast of our positions and concerns. ? Ever-mindful of the importance of the areas rich history, SAC has always been interested in collecting and sharing archival information and artifacts through publications, exhibitions, and walking tours. 

Join SAC

Join Sutton Area Community!


Our mission is to actively engage residents and business establishments in efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the Sutton Area Community


What we do:


  • Address environmental, safety, traffic, transportation, and zoning issues
  • Enhance the aesthetic quality of our streets and parks
  • Encourage participation of all Sutton area residents, merchants, and practicing professionals in community activities
  • Act as liaison with the police and fire departments
  • Interact with government agencies and political representatives to promote the interest of the community
  • Award grants to worthwhile SAC community programs, projects, and services
  • Sponsor neighborhood events
Your membership not only makes you involved in your community but makes our valuable work possible.

Sutton Area Community Memberships


Each membership is tailored to your and/or your families' lifestyle. The membership fee is nominal but goes a long way in helping enhance this already beautiful community. Memberships are good for one (1) year from date of payment, and you will receive a membership card that unlocks discounts through our footprint and beyond.

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Senior Individual Membership.:


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Individual Membership.:


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Family/Couple Membership.:                 


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Merchant/Business Professional Membership.:


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Additional Donations

Looking to give a little more? A little goes a long way! Donations to Sutton Area Community are accepted year-round!


Do You Wish To Join Premium Sac Merchant Membership?


  • Do You Wish To Stand Out?
  • Do You Wish To Be a Bit Up On The Competition?
  • Do You Wish To Obtain That Little Bit Of Extra Exposure For Your Business?


Well if You Do. You Are In Luck: Sutton Area


    Community has a new programme which is right up your alley. called PREMIUM MERCHANT MEMBERSHIP, this is SAC'S way of providing our merchant friends something special. for a per annum fee of s350.00.

    Premium Merchant Membership Provides All Of The Following

    A) Featured Monthly Exposure On SAC'S Ever Popular Website, Instagram, Facebook Page and Twitter;
    B) A Quarter Page Advertising Spread In SAC'S twice a year Bulletin;
    C) Featured Listings On SAC'S 1st Avenue Bulletin Boar;.
    In Short SAC'S Premium Merchant Membership is Something That Is Right Up The Alley For those Merchants Who Wish To Stand Out Just a Little Bit From The Crowd. For More Information, Please Contact Agnes Our Office Manager At office@suttonareacommunity.org



    MERCHANT Membership.:



    Contact Us

    Sutton Area Community, Inc.
    Tel: 212-838-9770
    60 Sutton Place South // New York, NY 10022
    E-mail: office@suttonareacommunity.org

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