President of Neighborhood Women Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Mary Alice pioneered work on economic development as the first director of a Community Action Program in the 60s. She created the first women’s political party, Williamsburg-Greenpoint Action Alliance Political Club. She worked tirelessly with architect Katrin Adams and contractors to rehab the Greenpoint Hospital into 33 units of housing. A leader in Lindsey Park Houses in Williamsburg, she was appreciated for her ability to graciously facilitate connection between people across race, ethnicity,and position in society.
This community room at Neighborhood Women Houses honors activists Mary Alice Richardson and Geraldine Miller for their key role as grassroots women leaders.