Our organization got its start as a merchants association (NHEMA, the New Harlem East Merchants Association) and has now expanded to create Uptown Grand Central, a 501c3 nonprofit that works to support, strengthen and showcase all that is "grand" about our neighborhood, from small businesses to culture to greening to art. The members of the Uptown Grand Central board include:

Sylvia Caldwell -- Harlem Berry Beauty Lounge

Princess Jenkins -- The Brownstone

Tenisha Sterling -- Wild Olive Market

Rande Rogers -- Sisters Cuisine

Evan Kashanian -- Artimus Construction

David Blumenfeld -- Blumenfeld Development Group

Patricia Singletary -- East 126th Street Historic African Burial Ground & Elmendorf Reformed Church

Marilyn Joseph -- Harlem Children's Zone

Michael Lythcott -- The National Black Theatre

Desander Mas-- N.Y. College of Podiatric Medicine & Foot Center of N.Y.

Jim Ratti -- 1775 Houses Tenants Association & 25th Precinct Community Council

Diane Collier  -- Resident

Ny Whitaker -- Resident

Joyce Storey -- Resident

Stacy Buchanan -- Resident