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Kids make signs at the Tenant Power march. This one reads, "The Year of the Tenant." (10/14)

Former Club President Elizabeth Kellner with state senate candidates Oliver Koppell and Bob Jackson at the annual picnic.

Getting signatures to close Indian Point.

More Indian Point Petitioning.

The Benefit setup crew arrives early.

A rare picture of Congressmember Nadler relaxed. Left to right: Liz Samurovich, Elly Ledogar and Lynn Leopold.

District Leaders Cynthia Doty and Bob Botfeld, President Daniele Gerard and Senator Chuck Schumer.

Then Congressmember Rangel. To his left: Corine Pettey, Mary Geissman, Tom Goggin and Lynn Thomas.

Three Parks was honored to host Arthur Cheliotes, President of Local 1180 Communication Workers of America AFL-CIO

Three Parks members visit the Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club for a meeting on strengthening Social Security.

Volunteers board a bus to campaign in Philadelphia.

Civil Court Judge, Kelly Levy petitions with Milivoy Samurovich

At the health care rally

Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, sponsor of NY State single payer legislation.

Three Parks members at the Health Care rally

March to the Harlem rally for Obama 2008.


Three Parks Independent Democrats has been an active participant in Upper West Side politics for more than 40 years. The Club works to elect Democratic candidates who demonstrate ability, integrity, and progressive convictions and to maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood and beyond.

Our major issues have included fighting for the successful ban on fracking in New York State, closing the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, extending rent regulation laws and tenant protections, downzoning our community, and strengthening Social Security.

Currently, we are fighting the Trump agenda on several fronts while working to take back Congress in 2018.

In addition, Three Parks supports a moratorium on charter school expansion in New York City and opposes the co-location of any charter schools within District 3. We also participate in the Sweatshop Free Campaign on behalf of low-wage workers in restaurants and other businesses. We are working to pass the NY State Single Payer Health Care Plan, the NY Health Act.

Three Parks meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. at the Youth Hostel, 103rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue. If you are a registered Democrat and live or work on the Upper West Side, then you should join Three Parks Independent Democrats. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Read the January Newsletter here

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Club Resolutions

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Legislature Reform
Police Violence
Social Programs Finance Reform Fracking
Wall Street
The Living Wage
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NY State

Three Parks joins the Women's March

Photo: Barbara Lee
At the Three Parks Holiday Party, two-hundred guests were joined by: Back row left to right State Senator Jackson, Assembly Member O'Donnell, Senator Schumer, District Leader Botfeld, State Committee Member Cohen, City Council Member Levine front row District Leader Doty, Club President McEldowney and Congress Member Nadler

Photo: Daniele Gerard
Back to the SI ferry on 11/1. Apologies to the crew that went to the Staten Island side and missed getting in the picture.

Photo: Daniele Gerard
We got rained out on Saturday the 28th but these are some of the group that went Sunday instead.

Photo: Daniele Gerard
Three Parks friends and members campaigning for Staten Island congressional candidate Max Rose at the ferry.

Photo: Steve Max
Three Parks friends and members leave for our October 21st trip to canvass for Antonio Delgado.

Photo: Keith Edwards
Some of the thirty-two people who came to make calls and write postcards for the Take Back Congress Campaign.

Three Parks Campaigning for Staten Island congressional candidate Max Rose

Three Parks leaves to campaign for Delgade in New Paltz.

Three Parks visits the Delgado campaign's Kingston office.

Three Parks joins the national day of protest to reunite families.

Campaigning with NYC Comptroller Soctt Stringer for our State Senate candidate Bob Jackson.

Three Parks leaves for the March For Our Lives.

Jerry Nadler joins Three Parks and friends for the start of petitioning.

Three Parks at the campaign kickoff to reelect Congressman Nadler.

Leaving for the Women's March.

Photo: Barbara Lee
The Food Service Committee sets up for the Three Parks annual holiday party. Many more party photos on the Three Parks Facebook page.

Photo: Lynn Max
State Senator Brian Benjamin (center,) joins Three Parks to campaign against the Constitutional Convention proposal.

Three Parks urges our neighbors to send money to Puerto Rico and tell Trump to do his job.

Both sides of Broadway.

Three Parks members working for our Council Woman Helen Rosenthal.

Photo: Lynn Max
Our candidate for State Senate, Brian Benjamin (third from right) back on the Upper West Side with Three Parks.

Photo: Steve Max
Board members Merle McEldowney, Cynthia Doty, Bob Botfeld and Awardees Nieves Padilla, Julissa Bisono, Daniel Altshuler (Make the Road New York) and Congressman Jerry Nadler at the Three Parks Annual Benefit on April 30.

Three Parks board members on the setup crew for the 2017 fourty second annual Club benefit. Over 145 guests attended the event.

Photo: Steve Max
Campaigning with Brian Benjamin (center) our candidate for State Senate in the special election to be held on Tuesday, May 23rd 2017.
Photo: Daniele Gerard
Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (center) with Three Parks members and friends at the Climate March
Photo: Daniele Gerard
Three Parks at the Tax March
Photo: Daniele Gerard
Explaining the filibuster to our neighbors.

Three Parks is everywhere including Congressman Faso's office in Kinderhook, NY.

Photo: Steve Max
Not My President Day

Photo: Daniele Gerard
We start our Take Back Congress activities early.

Photo: Daniele Gerard
Three Parks gathers signatures urging Minority Leader Schumer to stop voting for Trump's nominees and to organize Democratic Senators to do the same.

Photo: Lynn Max
Friends and members at the Immigrant Rights Rally at Battery Park. 1/29/17

Congressman Jerry Nadler addresses the two hundred Three Parks members and friends who gathered at the 96th St. subway before leaving for the Women's March.
More March photos here

Three Parks marchers pose at 42nd St. while waiting for the rest of our group to get off the Shuttle
More March photos here

In the March at last
More March photos here

NYC Public Advocate Tish James (center) joins the Three Parks petition drive to tell Senator Schumer "No compromises, no deals with Trump." Download petitions by scrolling down on the right side of this page.

A few of the many 3 Parks members who participated in the immigrants rights march outside the Trump Hotel 11/13/16

Photo: Lorraine Zamora
Part of the bus for Bucks County PA. 10/29

Photo: Lynn Max
Family Day at the campaign center. Kids enjoy button making and coloring.

Photo: Lynn Max
Leaving for the Hudson Valley to campaign for Zephyr Teachout for Congress.

Photo: Lynn Max
More Teachout volunteers.

Photo: Lynn Max
On the way to PA for door-to-door canvassing

The Clean Energy March at the Democratic Convention

A few of the Three Parks members who went to the Clean Energy March

Three Parks members Cynthia Doty and Erl Kimmich at the Democratic Convention

Three Parks members are joined by our State Senate candidate Micha Lasher (center back row)
Three Parks members join the Verizon worker's picket line.

The Theree Parks board, officers and District Leaders pose at the benefit

Photo Steve Max
Three Parks at the rally to save rent stabilization, end vacancy decontrol and end developers tax break 421-a.

Photo Barbara Lee
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer receives an award from Three Parks President Lauren Williams (left) and District Leaders Bob Botfeld and Cynthia Doty. Many more photos by Barbara Lee here.

Three Parks at the Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Rally.

Photo Lynn Max
Three Parks at the Selma Commerative March across the Brooklyn Bridge, 3/7/15 .

Three Parks members at the Justice March, 12/13/14.

Photo Steve Max
A small glimps of the 2014 Three Parks annual holiday party.

Photo Steve Max
Three Parks members joined with housing organizations at the Tenant Power Rally & March up Broadway to demand renewal of rent regulation (expires June 2015,) affordable housing and tenant rights. State Senator Espallait and Councilmembers Rodriguez and Levine led the four mile march. Also present were Borough President Brewer, Council member Rosenthal, Assemblymember Wright and Congressman Rangel. Our former Assemblymember, Ed Sullivan is at the left.

Several Three Parks members traveled to Peekskille to join a rally against the Spectra Algonquin Pipeline and to support Justin Wagner, Democratic candidate for State Senate. Wagner is the tall guy in the center of the photo. Three Parks also opposes the Spectra pipeline in lower Manhattan

Photo Steve Max
Three Parks members were on hand to support the parents and students of P.S. 163 as they protest plans of the Jewish Home and Hospital to construct a twenty story nursing home within sixteen feet of the school. Parents fear years of noise, dust, blasting and construction danger to the children. Rally organizer, Council Member Mark Levine has introduced a resolution limiting noise in school areas. Also attending this rally were Assembly Member Danny O'Donnell, Congress Member Jerry Nadler and NYC Comptroller Scot Stringer.

Photo Steve Max
A few of the fifteen Three Parks members who came to get out the vote for Eric Schneiderman. These activities will continue until Election Day, November 4th.

Three Parks members and friends campaign with State Senate candidate Bob Jackson.

Photo Gerald Shultz
Three Parks members and friends gather for the annual picnic in Central Park.

Photo Barbara Lee
Three Parks President Elizabeth Kellner and District Leaders Cynthia Doty and Bob Botfeld presenting the Ted Weiss Award to NYC Public Advocate Tish James.

Photo Gerald Schultz
Phyllis Sperling and board members accept the Jesse Crawford Community Service Award on behalf of Bloomingdale Aging In Place.

Three Parks members turned out in force to petition for an extention of rent regulation laws. (for more information, click Housing on the menu bar above.
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Three Parks members were part of the City Hall rally for rent stabilization and affordable housing. Join the Three Parks Housing Committee

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Three Parks members joined tenants of 160 W. 97th St. to protest a rule by their building's management banning rent stabilized tenants from the building's gym. It is open only to new wealthier market rate tenants. State Senator Bill Perkins, Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Mark Levine and Public Advocate Tish James stand behind ternant leader Jean A. Green Dorsey

The final campaign rally at 72nd St.

Three Parks members turn out to cheer for our candidates at the campaign rally.

Three Parks members at the 2nd Annual Global Frackdown. 250 demonstrations in 25 countries on 6 continents took place to protest hydrofracking.

Photo by Lynn Max
Three Parks at the deBlasio pre-debate rally.

Photo by Steve Max
Our candidates Gale Brewer, Scott Stringer and Marc Landis at the West Side Rally for Progressive Candidates. (9/7/13) Also in the photo are Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal and Congressman Jerry Nadler.

Photo by Lynn Max
Three Parks hits the street for the final week of campaigning.

Photo by Steve Max
Gale Brewer (third from left) our candidate for Borough President, stops by to campaign and encourage petitioners.

Photo Barbara Lee
Susan Lerner (left) with Congressmembers Nadler, Maloney and Rangel

Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause received the Jesse Crawford Community Service Award at the Three Parks 2013 Benefit. Carolyn Maloney who represents the 12th District on the Upper East Side, received the Ted Weiss Public Service Award.

Photo From West Side Rag
Part of the crowd at the Three Parks / MoveOn vigil to end gun violence who met to
share their grief with the famlies of the victims, and call for effective gun control.
download gun control petition here

Election night: Obama Victory Campaign Center volunteers celebrate with Congressman Nadler. The Campaign Center also worked successfully to elect Sean Patrick Maloney against incumbent House member Nan Hayworth a Tea Party candidate in Westchester, Elizabeth Warren against incumbent US Senator Scott Brown in MA and Chris Murphy who defeated Linda McMahon to win the CT Senate seat that has been held by Joseph Lieberman.
More campaign photos here

Dancing begins at the annual Three Parks holiday party. More photos.

Senator Schumer poses with party guests.
More photos.

A few of the over 210 people who came to enjoy the festivities with Three Parks.
More photos.

Three Parks members and friends enjoy the annual July picnic in Central Park. For many more photos go to the Three Parks FaceBook page here. If you are not on FaceBook, see the photos here.

The Three Parks members demand that Governor Cuomo ban fracking in New York State. The May demonstration was outside his office.

The Three Parks 37th Annual Benefit was a huge success. Here, District Leader Bob Botfeld, Honoree Assembly Member Deborah Glick, District Leader Cynthia Doty, Honoree Community Voices Heard members Ann Bragg, Agnes Rivera, Sondra Youdelman, Abigail McGloster, and Carmen Pineiro, and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito enjoy the festivities. Click for more photos to see that a splendid time was had by all!

"More Benefit photos here

Welcome back Jerry! As a result of redistricting, Congressmember Jerold Nadler once again represents much of the West Side up to 125th St.

For The NY Times redistricting map, click here.

Photo by Lynn Max
Three Parkers joined a crowd of over one thousand at the 2/25 rally to ban fracking at St. John the Divine. Here we are with State Senator Tony Avella, sponsor of the NYS Senate ban legislation.

The 2012 presidential campaign begins. Cold weather didn't keep Three Parks off the street.

Photo by Lynn Max
Three Parks Occupies Times Square. We are the 99%!
Great video here

Photo by Barbara Lee
Three Parks members demonstrate to stop gas drilling (hydrofracking) in New York State.

During the ongoing crisis in Japan, Three Parks members are stepping up our campaign to close the Indian Point nuclear reactors. This 40-year old plant--up for 20-year license extensions--is on the Hudson only 20 miles from our neighborhood. It was built on an earthquake fault.

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Photo by Barbara Lee
Three Parks 2011 Benefit Award Winners Noah Gotbaum, President, Community Education Council, District 3;  Hon. Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General; and Mark Diller (right), Chair, Youth, Education & Libraries Committee, Community Board 7 with Congressmember Jerry Nadler. Background - Annie Petrus.

Three Parks members at the MoveOn rally to support Wisconsin and New York public employees.

Three Parks members on the steps of City Hall demonstrate to support strengthening rent regulation.

In front of the ABC studio - Three Parks members support Eric Schneiderman at the taping of the first Attorney General debate.

REPEAL THE DEAL! Three Parks District Leader Cynthia Doty addresses a group protesting the Jewish Home and Hospital's attempt to swap land with a for-profit developer. JHH was given an exemption from zoning laws to build a new facility on 106th St. If they get their way, it will now become a highrise condo. explains the situation. Behind her is Assemblymember O'Donnell, to the left Council Member Mark-Viverito.

Three Parks always against the Iraq War.
& Events

Next Meeting

Wed. February 13th


Cash Bail and
Criminal Justice Reform in Albany


State Senator
Brian Benjamin

Assembly Member
Dan Quart

Election of Club Officers and Board

Party Positions

8:00 PM

At the Youth Hostel
103rd St. and Amsterdam Ave.
In the Ballroom

Legandary NY NAACP
Leader, Hazel Dukes

Council candidate Mark Levine (left) visits with Three Parks

Three Parks is joined by Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (left) at the Albany rally to stop Fracking.

Our District Leader, Cynthia Doty, receives the West Side Federation of Neighborhood and Block Associations' 2012 Community Service Award, here presented by Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal.

Volunteers board a bus to campaign in Philadelphia.