USCC Board Members elected May 22, 2012 are pictured above. From left to right: Geoffrey Croft, Jack Taylor, Marlene Payton, Eugenia Dooley, Diana Carulli, Edith Charlton, Edith Shanker and Peter Benjaminson.
Board of Directors
The Union Square Community Coalition is a non-profit 501(c)(3)
organization. It is governed by a board of directors that meets once a month.
A general membership meeting is held annually. USCC also sponsors a street fair,
and other events throughout the year.
The Union Square Park Community Coalition, Inc., (USCC), was established in 1981 with the purpose of helping to return the park from its dramatic deterioration to its historically significant role as one of the great open spaces in New York City.
USCC's mission includes
Advocating on behalf of the park and for issues affecting the quality of life for residents of surrounding areas. It works with government representatives, community boards, local elected officials and neighborhood groups to press for responses to important community needs and to support literary, charitable and educational events in the area.
Seeking to help preserve the park's green environment and its public uses by the community and its children.
Lobbying for the landmarking of architecturally, culturally and historically significant buildings that give the area its character and identifying and supporting the designation of historic districts in areas surrounding the park.
Monitoring development and zoning that impact the area.
Union Square Park Community Coalition, Inc. Bylaws (Revised May 22, 2012)
been a long time since Union Square was a source of neighborhood pride. But
a group calling itself the Union Square Park Community Coalition is dedicated
to restoring the good old days"
— New York Times (July 24, 1981)