IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
“…the mayor has been clear and public in his opposition to this project.”https://nypost.com/2018/04/04/law-firm-that-represented-de-blasio-now-helping-developer-with-city-deal/
The mayor has added his voice to the many elected officials and civic organizations who have spoken out to support ERFA’s hard-won zoning change.
It’s now up to the Board of Standards & Appeals to decide whether to grant the developer of the 430 East 58th Street construction site an exemption from the new law.
It is ESSENTIAL for our community to show the BSA how strongly we oppose granting the developer’s requested exemption.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
MAKE IT KNOWN THAT THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A MEGATOWER IN THE EAST 50s.
We look forward to seeing you all at the hearing at the
Tuesday Morning, April 10th
Hearing begins at 10 am; arrive by 9:30 am to ensure seating
The ERFA bus will be leaving at 8:15 am from in front of Morso, 420 East 59th Street.
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EAST RIVER FIFTIES ALLIANCE MEMBERS
WE NEED YOUR VOICES
SPECIAL ERFA TOWN HALL
Hearing at the Board of Standards & Appeals re: Sutton 58 Building Permit Renewal Application
All supportive ERFA attendees shall be heard.
Please consider lending your seat to the elderly or disabled and consider public transportation.
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WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
LOCATION: Hearing Room, 22 Reade Street, New York, NY
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
In December, notwithstanding the City Council’s rejection of the grandfathering request, the developer applied to the Board of Standards & Appeals (BSA) to request a special exception to the new zoning law to implement his plan to build a megatower in our neighborhood.
WHERE WE ARE
ERFA will present a strong case to the BSA opposing the developer’s request for the special exception he seeks to construct the megatower.
We will emphasize to the BSA that ERFA does not want to stop construction; it wants to stop a Looming Towering Nightmare of a building in a residential neighborhood that is now protected — by law — against such absurdly tall towers. The developer is free to build a luxury building that complies with the new law’s “tower-on-a-base” design requirements. That design standard is reasonable and the developer is required to adhere to it. This is also the position taken by Mayor de Blasio on this issue.
Although the history of the development site is complex, the present developer took control of the site months after a public, community-led, formal and official rezoning initiative was already well underway. Our community effort was supported by key elected officials; yet the developer continued to move ahead with an accelerated construction schedule, aided and abetted by numerous and unusual City-issued permits to work on off-hours, weekends, and holidays.
We have amassed a body of evidence confirming that the developer is not entitled to the exception requested, and that to grant it would constitute a violation of New York City law.
ERFA expects to receive a fair hearing on the facts at the Board of Standards & Appeals. That hearing is now scheduled for the 10th of April.
COME AND BE HEARD.
LET THE BOARD OF STANDARDS & APPEALS KNOW THAT
THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A MEGATOWER
IN THE EAST RIVER FIFTIES.
We urge all New Yorkers who are against the Looming Towering Nightmare to attend the BSA public hearing on April 10 and show support for ERFA and the City’s zoning law.
It’s time for the good people of New York City to win on the merits, not the greedy ones who want an exception from the law.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 8 am
@ Morso, 420 East 59th Street
Come to the ERFA Town Hall this week. A supertall in our community is still very possible DESPITE our win to put in place new zoning law for the neighborhood. East 58th Street is still threatened.
Come hear from our team about our strategy and what’s next. We cannot, and will not, let up the pressure. But we need YOUR continued activism and support too.
Come hear what YOU can do. See you Thursday!