Remembering longtime BPC activist Bob Schneck

A celebration of life will be held for Bob Schneck on Saturday, July 22, with a memorial service at 10a and a reception to follow from 11a to 1p at St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway at Fulton. The service will be live streamed as well.

There will also be a meetup afterwards at Bob’s hangout — the Fulton Stall Market at 91 South Street — from 2 to 5p.

Robert J. Schneck, Jr. died on May 15 of multiple myeloma, a cancer caused by exposure to the toxins of 9/11. He was 75 and had lived in Battery Park City since the late ’80s. “Lower Manhattan lost a pillar, a leader, and a community builder,” The Broadsheet wrote in May.

Schneck served on Community Board 1 starting in 2011, was a member of the World Trade Center Survivor Steering Committee, and was active in Downtown Independent Democrats. From the Broadsheet: “More quixotic (and less successful) was his single-handed campaign to stop the demolition of the Rector Street pedestrian bridge, in which Mr. Schneck gathered thousands of signatures from Battery Park City residents. He was additionally deeply engaged on the issue of ground rent reform for condominium owners in the community.”

“Bob loved this community and cared deeply about its future, especially when it came to addressing our most pressing issues like sustainability, resiliency, livability,” Battery Park City Authority president B.J. Jones told the Broadsheet. “Whether it was at public meetings or crossing paths around the neighborhood, he was always eager to offer insights, advice, and recommendations—and did so frankly and with a smile. And he was generous in his creativity as well, through photography and written word that captured the spirit of the neighborhood he called home.”


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  1. Yes always with a smile, (even when in disagreement.). He was kind and generous. I am grateful to have a visit with Bob and Cora shortly before he died. He will be missed.