Category: Event

Public Hearing before Community Board 6 (Full Board)

By Team ERFA,

ERFA’s application to the City of New York for a zoning change to prevent the construction of supertall residential towers in the East River Fifties area was officially certified by the City Planning Commission on June 5th.  The certification kicks off a months-long process of reviews and approvals.

First up:  ERFA’s proposal goes to Community Board 6 and Borough President Brewer for review and approval.

Your attendance and participation at these public meetings is needed to show community solidarity and support for rezoning to ensure the prevention of the out-of-scale development we are now facing.  There are 3 meetings with CB6 coming up.  If you can’t make the first one, please consider attending a subsequent one.

 First Meeting:  Public Hearing before Community Board Six (Full Board)

Date:  June 14, 2017

Time:  7 p.m.

Location: NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue (near 30th Street) — Alumni Hall B


ERFA will present its rezoning application, then public testimony will be taken. Any member of the public who wishes to offer testimony may do so.  If you would like to speak, come with a short statement (no longer than 3 minutes) in support and sign up to speak when you arrive. Even if you would rather not speak, your presence is important.

 Additional scheduled public meetingsmark your calendars and come to one:

June 21st – Joint Public Hearing of CB6 Land Use Committee and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, time and location to be announced

June 27th – CB6 Special Full board meeting and final vote on our application,

 time and location to be announced.


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We are in a race, now more than ever.

Learn how you can help win this fight.

Over-Development Forum: Community Initiatives, Closing Loopholes & Our Fight Against Overdevelopment

By Team ERFA,

Borough President Gale A. Brewer, State Senator Liz Krueger and Councilmember Ben Kallos are hosting a public forum to address overdevelopment in NYC on June 8th.

ERFA’s own Director of Communications, LIsa Mercurio, joins other civic leaders from the Municipal Art Society, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Historic Districts Council, Community Board 8, CIVITAS, and Carnegie Hill Neighbors to talk about community initiatives to fight overdevelopment.

Event Details
Date: June 8, 2017

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street

RSVP required, call: 212-860-1950 or visit:

Co-sponsored by Congress Member Maloney, State Senator Serrano,  Assembly Members Quart and Seawright, and Council Member Garodnick


To see the flyer for this event, click here.



Town Hall — June 8th, 8 a.m. @ Morso

By Team ERFA,

Come to ERFA’s Town Hall on June 8th at 8 a.m. at Morso — 420 East 59th Street for updates on the rezoning application co-filed by ERFA and its elected officials.  We will talk about the efforts and status of getting the application certified by City Planning and finally into the public process.

Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled — Join us on May 4th

By Team ERFA,

NEW DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:00 a.m.

We have to reschedule the Town Hall meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday.  Why are we rescheduling?

This week, we are meeting with our co-applicants: Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Councilmembers Dan Garodnick and Ben Kallos, and State Senator Liz Krueger.

Next week, we will be able to share with you the results of that meeting and report on the next steps to get our application certified and finally into the public process.

We are still in this fight and are asking for the same considerations for rezoning as have been afforded other neighborhoods by asking the City to move our application through the process.

We regret any inconvenience this rescheduling may cause, but hope you can join us on May 4th.

Town Hall April 27 @ Morso

By Team ERFA,

Come to ERFA’s spring Town Hall  at 8 a.m. April 27th at Morso, 420 East 59th Street.  Get an update on the rezoning application filed by this community and  its elected officials.  We will talk about the efforts to get the application certified by City Planning and into the public process.