Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association


New Life Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has been in ministry in the Upper Monroe Neighborhood for over 100 years.  

New Life Presbyterian Church


City of Rochester | Monroe Branch Library 809 Monroe Avenue    Rochester, NY 14607.   We’re a community of innovators on the cutting edge of scientific research and discovery; a community of artists featuring world-renowned performers, a top-flight orchestra and one of the nation’s premier schools of music; a community of entrepreneurs home to some of the world’s best known brands and fastest growing startups. But most importantly, we’re a community with limitless potential and endless possibilities.  Find out this month's programs & Get Free Ebooks

Monroe Branch of the City Library

Monroe YMCA Located in the eclectic Monroe neighborhood, the Monroe Family YMCA was built in 1923. Our family-friendly facility includes a pool, gym, locker rooms, multi-purpose rooms, a group exercise studio and a state-of-the-art fitness area. We also have an indoor running track and a Kids Adventure Gym complete with a climbing wall. Our programs range from day camp, preschool, school age and teen programs to youth sports leagues, aquatics and health and fitness.  Check program for children, adolescents, and adults here: Monthly Programs.

 Monroe YMCA

City & County Sites in UNMA's area:
  • CitySite Full website for the City of Rochester, New York.  Go to this site for all services for Rochester. Links to Cobbs Hill Park: Cobbs Hill Park is located in the city's south-east area and features 109 acres of beauty, recreation and scenic trails.
  • Rochester, NY, Cobbs Hill Reservoir, Walking Tour Cobbs Hill Reservoir is a manmade circular lake located on top of a hill in Cobbs Hill Park. A paved walking path surrounds the reservoir which is protected by a metal fence. A road circles the reservoir. Parking is allowed on the eastern and northeastern sides of the park. Although you may see numerous cars parked on the west side, they are parked illegally and may be ticketed.
  • Cobb's Hill Park In New York City, Central Park has a sort of island effect. The birds drop out of the sky after a long night of migration, and all they see is buildings. They head for the green stuff - Central Park. In Rochester, Cobbs Hill Park benefits, to a lesser extent, from the same phenomenon.
City’s Web Site

The City of Rochester has a new web site. It contains an enormous amount of information so check it out at:  Under the “Citizen Service Center” click on “Street/Sidewalk Maintenance” which will bring you to “Street Beat” to see a daily list of activities or click on the Environmental Services icon (the yellow truck) to find out more about the Department of Environmental Services.

Department of Environmental Services:

We invite you to call our 24 hour Office of Customer Satisfaction at 428-5990 or our winter weather line at 428-SNOW (7669) for a recorded message about roadway and sidewalk snow plowing, which is updated as weather conditions change.

Got Animal Issues?

Rochester Animal Services (RAS) is dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety for city residents and their animals, the promotion of responsible pet ownership, and the reduction of animal overpopulation to reduce animal suffering and euthanasia. RAS enforces all New York State and City of Rochester ordinances pertaining to animal control. We operate an animal shelter for stray, injured, and disowned animals that serves both as an adoption center and as a site for locating lost pets. We strive to provide the best possible care for every animal in our charge.


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The Corner Place

The Corner Place - 969 Monroe Avenue - (corner of Shepard Street) Rochester, NY 14620

 Neighborhood Associations:
  • South East Area Coalition - Rochester, NY The South East Area Coalition is the grass roots group that resources the residents and merchants of southeast Rochester. 2006 marks our 37th anniversary as western New York's oldest Neighborhood Preservation Company. Serving nearly 50,000 people we are the umbrella group for over forty neighborhood associations and block clubs and seven merchant associations. SEAC is a 501[c]3  not-for-profit that works to insure that our neighborhoods are the best places to live, work, play and learn in Rochester.
  • Welcome to Historic Corn Hill
  • Maplewood Neighborhood Association  Maplewood is a community in the northwest section of Rochester, NY (Sector 2 of the Neighbors Building Neighborhoods initiative). Our neighborhood is dotted with impressive homes that are showcased by the annual Home Tour. The lovely Maplewood Park (famous for its roses) and the beautiful gorge of the Genesee is the backdrop for the popular Maplewood Rose Festival in June. Explore our site. Learn about our neighborhood, its history, and our Association.
  • Baden Street Settlement of Rochester, New York Baden Street Settlement, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization serving people living in northeast Rochester, NY working to improve families, education and health and reducing crime and violence.
  • Browncroft Neighborhood Association The BROWNCROFT COMMUNITY is situated on the eastern edge of the City of Rochester, New York and is home for 680 households in a mostly residential environment. Over 400 of these homes are part of the Browncroft Historic District and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area was annexed from neighboring Brighton in 1914.
  • Highland Park Neighborhood Association Among the patchwork of neighborhoods in Southeastern Rochester that give the area its distinctive and desirable character is the Highland Park Neighborhood. Formerly known as the Ellwanger & Barry Neighborhood, this stable and family-friendly area stretches from Highland Avenue north to Gregory Street between South Clinton and South Avenues.
  • 19th Ward Community Association The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of Rochester, New York's historic 19th Ward neighborhood. The Association fosters and encourages mutual cooperation in a multi-cultural community.  We are a member-supported, volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization.
  • The SouthWest Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN) is a non-profit organization founded by neighborhood leaders in the late 1970’s. SWAN,  incorporated in 1982, has held a broad mission since its inception: to improve the quality of life for residents and families in SouthWest Rochester
Tree Problems?

Call City Forestry (428-7581) if that tree between your sidewalk and the street is not looking no-so-good.  Those trees are maintained by the city and someone from City Forestry will check to see if there is something the can do to make that tree healthier.

Duck Problems?

See a duck drowning in Cobbs Hill Reservoir?  Call City of Rochester Department of Environmental Services, Eric Carlson 261-4427. Cobbs Hill Park / Washington Grove / Tay House/ Culver Road and Norris Drive 14610 Map & directions to Cobbs Hill Park / Washington Grove / Tay House -Cobbs Hill Park is located in the city's south-east area and features 109 acres of beauty, recreation and scenic trails.