Saturday, June 27, 2015

Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library Block Party

   It was The New York Public Library Lion, Spiderman, and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj making a joint appearance at the Barnes Avenue Block Party today. The Block Party was sponsored by the NYPL branch on Barnes Avenue. There were information tables, face painting, balloon figure makers, artists, tenant organizations, the NYFD, and even the NYC Board of Elections on hand as you will see in the photos below.

Above - Chris Pagen a volunteer from the NYPL Barnes Avenue branch and artist illustrated NYPL folders with a personal touch for each child.
Below - Earl the Balloon Man makes a flower out of balloons for a special little girl.  

Above - A young girl gets her face painted.
Below - Some members of the local rent stabilized buildings on Barnes Avenue 'The Barnes Avenue Tenants and Neighbors' complained of a landlord who owns the east side of Barnes Avenue 2146 - 2182 Barnes Avenue who they said was trying to increase the rents of the rent stabilized buildings by not giving the proper services, and harassing many of the tenants, especially those who complained of the said poor building services.   

Above - Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj greets those who came to the Barnes Avenue Block Party.
Below - Spiderman gets ready to climb the wall of the Pelham Parkway Van Nest Library building.

There were representatives from the Board of Elections on hand to register voters for the upcoming September Primary, if there is to be one, and the November General Election this year. Don't forget that next year (2016) is the election for a new president of the United States.

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