Morningside Area Alliance, established in 1947, is a nonprofit membership organization that fosters collaborations and partnerships between members, provides a forum for communication, and is a valued source for neighborhood information.

The Morningside Heights neighborhood is home to the world’s leading academic and religious institutions who, together, help create a truly unique community in which to live, learn, and grow. Morningside Heights is located within greater Harlem, expanding from Cathedral Parkway and W. 125th St, with Riverside Park and Morningside Park flanking its western and eastern borders. Residents belong to both Manhattan Community Board 9 and New York City Council District 9.

Staff Contact:

Morningside Area Alliance
90 Morningside Drive Suite 1A
New York, NY 10027
p: 212-749-1570
Jennifer Beisser, Exective Director
jenn at morningsidealliance dot org

Board of Directors 2017

DiAnn Pierce Barnard College
Isadora Wilkenfeld Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Victoria Mason-Ailey Columbia University
Father Daniel O’Reilly Corpus Christi Church
Carlton Davis General Grant Houses
Paula Mayo Interchurch Center
Larry Palfini International House
Marc Gary Jewish Theological Seminary
Bryan Greaney Manhattan School of Music
Marian Scott Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
Michael Livingston The Riverside Church
Nancy Streim Teachers College
Brent Dickman Union Theological Seminary

Ex-Officio Board Members

Debora Spar Barnard College
Reverend Dean Kowalski Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Maxine Griffith Columbia University
Sonia Reese Community Impact at Columbia University
Calvin Sims International House
Arnold Eisen Jewish Theological Seminary
James Gandre Manhattan School of Music
Rev. Dr. Amy K. Butler The Riverside Church
Susan Fuhrman Teachers College
Serene Jones Union Theological Seminary