NEHDA – Northeast Hawley Development Association Neighborhood Updates

NEHDA – Northeast Hawley Development Association Neighborhood Updates are provided regularly by this neighborhood Development Association. Located at 101 Gertrude St., Syracuse, NY 13203

“NEHDA is committed to improving and sustaining the quality of life for all residents and stakeholders in the northeast community of Syracuse.”

Cougars on Butternut:

Liquor License Revoked.  We are pleased to announce that at the April 4th NYS Liquor Authority BOD Meeting, the Liquor License for Cougars on Butternut Street was revoked.  Since opening in February of 2017, Cougars has had a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhood, including its residents, neighborhood library and elementary school.  The power of individuals, acting together is what made this revocation possible.  Our sincere thanks to those who wrote a letter, signed a petition or those that just did what they could to assist in this matter.  We can make a difference in our neighborhoods, we just have to act.

A special thanks to the Syracuse Police Department, Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli and Senator John DeFrancisco.

Northeast Hawley Neighborhood Map

Northeast Hawley Neighborhood Map (click on image to enlarge)

Appreciation Picnic – SAVE THE DATE JULY 17:

Please join NEHDA and the Syracuse Northeast Community Center (SNCC) on July 17th from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm as we continue our annual Appreciation Day Picnic.  This is our way of saying thanks to residents, stakeholders, city employees, volunteers and anyone that helps make our community a better place to live.  We will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of SNCC.  The event will take place in front of the Community Center at 716 Hawley Avenue.  Free food, fun and games.
Volunteers will also be needed for this event from 2 pm to 8 pm.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Stager at 315-472-6343 ext. 211 or Hiba Attia at 315-425-1032.

$4.867 Million in Funding

The City of Syracuse was recently awarded $4.867 million in funding through Round 5 of the Restore NY Communities Initiative.  These funds will be focused on 17 north side properties that were part of the original application process.  This initial investment will result in leveraging an additional $38.1 million. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Shedding Light On The Criminal Justice System

June 21 |  5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Syracuse Northeast Community Center,
716 Hawley Ave.


World Refugee Day

June 23 |  12:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Schiller Park,
Schiller Park Rd


. . . Everything Else

Notable Links in Syracuse


  1. If you are 55 or over and like to play volleyball, there is a league that meets on Friday mornings at the Magnarelli Community Center 2308 Grant Boulevard. There is no cost to join. If you are interested please contact Frank Schiraldi at 315-415-0728.


  1. SAVE THE DATE! – 10th Annual ArtRageous Extravaganza ON July 14, 2018 – 7-10 pm. Join us for our 10th Annual benefit celebration and extravaganza! Back by Popular Demand is our Emcee – Actor & Activist Karin Franklin-King and featuring the music of Colleen Kattau and Dos XX.

Bid on great Silent Auction items before the event from June 25 – July 13 at our online auction site! Silent Auction – Live Music – Food – Cash Bar. $20 at the door. For more info visit EXTRAVAGANZA!


  1. Great news for our partners at the Syracuse Northeast Community Center! Want to know what the news is? Click here.