In Memoriam of Mary Clare Bergin.
It is with sadness that we must report the very recent passing away of former long-time President and board member, Mary Clare Bergin. Mary Clare (as she was known to those who knew her even passing well), was a fount of ideas and knowledge about everything SAC and Sutton Place related. In the words of State Senator Liz Kreuger, uttered this past June in a meeting with myself and a few board members: "I like Mary Clare, I learned a lot from her about the Sutton Place neighborhood". By profession an interior designer and decorator, Mary Clare was for over ten-years the President of SAC. Mary Clare is survived by her husband of 39 years Fred Specht, also a long-time SAC member, a brother and a niece and other relatives. Neary’s bar and restaurant on East 57th Street, one of her favorite hang-outs, will seem empty and forlorn without her presence.Sincerely,Charles Giovanni Vanzan Coutinho, Ph.D.PresidentSutton Area Community
SAC's outreach extends to our neighborhood streets! The Sutton Area Community has a new community table where prospective members can find out more about our organization, sign up to become members, and learn about volunteer opportunities!
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 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.
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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
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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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Looking to give a little more? A little goes a long way! Donations to Sutton Area Community are accepted year-round!
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