Age-friendly Neighborhoods – Neighborhood Action Plans


We created a Neighborhood Action Plan for each community that participated in the Age-friendly Neighborhoods Initiative in 2015. Each Neighborhood Action Plan contains different action items that are based on feedback we received directly from older residents in those communities. The action items are categorized based on the expected length of time to complete each item. We look forward to supporting … Read More

Cherry’s Unisex Salon – Age-friendly Business Profile

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Cherry’s Unisex Salon is a full-service hair and beauty salon that has been in business for 20 years. Current owner and stylist, Keisha, started working at Cherry’s while she was a law student to help pay for tuition. However, after discovering her passion for entrepreneurship and hair styling, Keisha decided to take over the business when the previous owner retired … Read More

8 Smart Ideas People Have Had About Aging in Place


Huffington Post featured Age-friendly NYC’s programs as one of 8 ideas about smart aging-in-place. Check out the article on Idea: Acknowledge the need to sit down. Age-Friendly NYC wants to encourage older adults to get out to walk, shop and socialize. So the goal of this program is to install 1,500 park benches throughout the city for people to … Read More

Seniors Take Manhattan: How NYC became a global leader for senior living – one Zumba class at a time (Politico)

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Learn more about the history and ongoing initiatives of Age-friendly NYC in this great piece from Politico Magazine, “Seniors Take Manhattan: How NYC became a global leader for senior living – one Zumba class at a time”. In 2007, WHO initiated an ambitious project to encourage age-friendly cities, with a range of goals that could apply to every metropolis in the … Read More

Aging Transit, Aging Riders Examined in NY Daily News Article

Helping Older Adult onto Bus

New York Daily New’s Adam Forman discusses the challenges of both an aging transportation infrastructure and an aging society in “The MTA needs to get on the age train: How an aging subway system must evolve to serve New York City’s aging population”. The city’s public-transit network and its ridership share an important trait: Both are getting older. Which is … Read More

Groups trying to turn Myrtle Avenue into an age-friendly thoroughfare (Brooklyn Eagle)

Myrtle Avenue Seniors

The Brooklyn Eagle recently featured Age-friendly Council District 35 and community partner The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), an initiative of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership in their article “Groups trying to turn Myrtle Avenue into an age-friendly thoroughfare”. It is no secret that Brooklyn is rapidly changing — cranes can be spotted at every corner of Downtown Brooklyn and the … Read More

Age-friendly Neighborhood Fort-Greene/Clinton Hill featured in The Brooklyn Reader

Photo: Courtesy of MARP A recent article in The Brooklyn Reader, “Community Forum Seeks Participation of Senior Residents to Create a More Age-Friendly Myrtle Ave” featured Age-friendly Neighborhood Fort Greene/Clinton Hill’s recent Community Forum, led by the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP), to gather and share ideas on developing a more age-friendly experience along Myrtle Avenue. [Full Article]

Times Ledger Article Features Age-friendly Neighborhood, Bayside Queens

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Age-friendly NYC was recently featured in a Times Ledger article regarding our work in Bayside, Queens “Bayside chosen for City Council’s age-friendly initiative”. Bayside is one of two neighborhoods in Queens that was recently selected to be a part of the New York City Council’s “Age-friendly Neighborhoods Initiative,” which is attempting to make the city and its naturally-occurring retirement communities … Read More

Brooklyn Swirl – Age-friendly Business Profile

Owner Jean Alerte in front of the store.

This interview is part of Age-friendly NYC’s new business profile series. Jean Alerte, Owner of Brooklyn Swirl, first realized his dream of becoming an entrepreneur after he moved from Brooklyn to Long Island with his family as a child. Noticing that many of his friends’ parents owned businesses which they would one day run, he decided he also wanted to … Read More

Important Message from the New York City Council


Help Improve your Neighborhood: Take the Age-friendly NYC Community Survey Please take a moment and read this important message from the New York City Council. If you are an older adults (50+) please complete the survey to help City Council better serve its diverse communities and make your neighborhood more inclusive of the needs of older residents and visitors. The … Read More