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 be advised that a matter which many of you are highly concerned about has not left our line of interest. We have been very recently informed by Mr. Jim Donovan of  Cannon Point Preservation Corp, the entity that is fighting to save Clara Coffey Park the following:

Cannon Point is waiting for a confirmed appeals court date. Our attorneys anticipate our case will be heard sometime in March of this year.

We will of course keep you updated as matters progress concerning this highly important issue.


Charles Coutinho, Ph. D.
Sutton Area Community, Inc.
Dear Members,


Dear SAC Members,

It is my pleasure to inform you that Dr. Charles Coutinho, SAC's President has been informed that he is to be honored by Our Town Newspaper on the 10th of March for his work with and for SAC and the Sutton Place area.  The OTTY  Awards ('Out Town Thanks You') are based on nominations by Our Town readers. Past awardees have included Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Congressman Jerrold Nadler. among others. I am sure that you will join me in congratulating Dr. Coutinho. The awards ceremony and his interview with Our Town Newspaper will be a wonderful occasion to bring to the attention of the rest of City all the good work that SAC has been doing to improve the Sutton Place area. 

Please see below:
On behalf of Our Town, the Upper East Side’s neighborhood news source, and our President Jeanne Straus, we would like to present you with an OTTY Award at an exclusive awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 10th 
OTTY (Our Town Thanks You) Award recipients are nominated by our readers and presented to key individuals working to improve our neighborhood—and the city as a whole.
 Past awardees include Cardinal Dolan, Kathryn Wylde, and Congress Member Jerry Nadler.

Selene B. Varnel
Office Manager 



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.

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.

#1 membership

Senior Individual Membership.:


#2 membership

Individual Membership.:


#3 membership

Senior Couple Membership.:


#4 membership

Family/Couple Membership.:                 


#5 membership

Merchant/Business Professional Membership.:


#6 membership

Building/Co-op Membership.:               


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, Twitter and Facebook page; (We also would invite to place a once a year article 
    written by the merchant - we are open to the ideas);
    B) A dedicated space on advertising page spread In SAC'S twice a year bulletin besides business listing on a back of the publication pages; last bulletin page 7);
    C) Featured listings on SAC'S 1st avenue bulletin board (postcard/ poster due to the subject of the event etc);
                 D) emails or promotion on myneighborhood.com.
                 E) E-mail blasts 1-2 times a month tailored to the merchants request. 

    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 sacsuttonarea@gmail.com



    MERCHANT Membership.:



    Contact Us

    Sutton Area Community, Inc.
    Tel: 212-838-9770
    60 Sutton Place South // New York, NY 10022
    E-mail: sacsuttonarea@gmail.com

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