Our Present

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


Please join us on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 for a Zoom Talk with Betsy Bober Polivy, Mark and Diana Jacoby and Jimmy Neary. 

SAC SuttonArea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: SAC SuttonArea's Personal Meeting Room

Meeting ID: 458 338 2671
Passcode: 1wwLyL
 
In 2011, Betsy  had a crazy idea to walk the entire original Manhattan Grid — from 1st Street to 155th Street. As she traversed the side streets from the East River to the Hudson, documenting her journey on her website (sideways.nyc), she had the amazing opportunity to meet the owners behind each of the small businesses. She listened to their stories and shared them on her site. The project took nearly six years to complete. At the beginning of the pandemic, Betsy made the decision to push through and self-publish Walking Manhattan Sideways - Side street businesses that have stood the test of time. The book celebrates many of the places that Betsy visited. Today, more than ever, these businesses need our love and support, as they are the true fabric of New York.
 
You can purchase the book by clicking here. 

Speaking with Betsy, will be the owners of two of the wonderful businesses in our neighborhood that are featured in Walking Manhattan Sideways. 
 
Mark and Diana Jacoby: 
 
Longtime SAC members Diana & Mark Jacoby are dealers in fine 17th-18th & 19th century English furniture. Their business Philip Colleck, Ltd. was founded in NYC in 1938.  They own and occupy the landmarked brick freestanding house with the white picket fence at 311 East 58th Street. An old photograph of the house is featured in Christopher Gray’s  “Sutton Place, An Uncommon Community by the River.”  Diana and Mark will discuss the history of their firm and some of their famous clients as well as the history of the house they lovingly restored.
 
Jim Neary:  
Neary's has been a staple in the community, and beyond, since it first opened on East 57th Street on St. Patrick's day in 1967.  The restaurant is embodied by its Irish founder whose compassion and famous "Jimmy Neary smile" has made it the kind of place where there are "no strangers."  Jimmy will share some of his wonderful stories with everyone - all the amazing people he has met over the years - and discuss what this past year has been like since he had to temporarily close.  






Dear SAC Members,

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In these dark and troubled times, it is good to know that your friends and neighbors at Sutton Area Community (SAC) are here to help. We in return need your help in keeping this a well run organization. Accordingly, we ask that you renew your membership and if possible make a donation so that SAC can continue to help your friends and neighbors in the Sutton Place area. Sutton Area Community (SAC) is always thinking of new ways of helping to improve our neighborhood. Recently, via a handsome donation from a SAC member, we have been able to take on a volunteer who once a week cleans out the tree pits on the First Avenue. As these photographs clearly show, there is a lot to do. Just another example of how SAC is working for you. Please join us and help keep our streets clean. Remember our neighborhood is your neighborhood!n these dark and troubled times, it is good to know that your friends and neighbors at Sutton Area Community (SAC) are here to help. We in return need your help in keeping this a well run organization. Accordingly, we ask that you renew your membership and if possible make a donation so that SAC can continue to help your friends and neighbors in the Sutton Place area. Sutton Area Community (SAC) is always thinking of new ways of helping to improve our neighborhood. Recently, via a handsome donation from a SAC member, we have been able to take on a volunteer who once a week cleans out the tree pits on the First Avenue. As these photographs clearly show, there is a lot to do. Just another example of how SAC is working for you. Please join us and help keep our streets clean. Remember our neighborhood is your neighborhood!.


An Ayurvedic holistic approach to COVID 19 prevention

Barbara A. Szolc, MD, Ayurvedic holistic medicine practitioner b-ayurveda.com

The situation surrounding COVID-19, which causes an acute respiratory disease, is developing quickly around the globe and across our nation. I would like to share with you few Ayurvedic tips that can help you manage this stressful time and when applied, can prevent spread of this infectious disease.


One of the most important first steps in balancing stress is to slow down. Choosing to prioritize things like adequate rest and other nourishing practices can help us stay centered. In truth, there are countless ways to nurture and care for ourselves. Those that impart a sense of grounding, relaxation, warmth, unctuousness, and stability will be best for balancing excess stress, but it is important that you follow your intuition; you know yourself best. When going through your day please follow daily routine. There are some very simple first steps to establishing a daily routine-things like waking, eating meals, going to bed at about the same times each day, and if possible, maintaining a consistent work or activity schedule. These steps alone can have a profound effect on the nervous system read more...



























































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The proposed pedestrian bridge creates a divide in Sutton Place


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