The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association has been working with local grass roots groups, 344 E. 28th St. Residents Association, our Councilwoman, Rosie Mendez, NYC Parks and Recreation to plan, strategize and raise funds for the dog run. Our determination to reach out to all leaders of all demographics in Kips Bay, which include its underserved Public Housing and 504 Community, and many residents who have service dogs, has paid off with a strong collaboration on this initiative. We anticipate this will also lead to other projects which will have substantial impact across many simultaneous fronts.
The participating groups (so far) are:
Councilwoman Rosie Mendez
NYC Parks and Recreation
Kips Bay Neighborhood Association
344 E. 28th St. Residents Assn
Members of KB particularly those many residents with disabilities and the owners of service dogs of all kinds
Friends of Albano Park
PS 116 – select PTA members, kids and their dogs
We will be reaching out nearby community members, the Phipps Houses and Straus Houses.
In addition, we have had strong feedback and indications of support from Service Dog Training Programs, one Holistic Pet Food company, and many not for profit organizations whose mission is to support those with disabilities.