Category: Event


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: BenKallos.com/Events

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,

TOWN HALL MEETING RESCHEDULED
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.

Special Town Hall — February 10, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.

By Team ERFA,

At 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 10th, the East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) will hold a Special Town Hall entitled “Build It Right,” at the Plaza 400, Skytop Lounge, at 400 East 56th Street. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Elected officials including State Senator Liz Krueger, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and Councilmembers Dan Garodnick and Ben Kallos will be present and will address the urgent need to keep new real estate development within contextual guidelines, especially on quiet residential streets.

At present there are no building height restrictions anywhere in the Sutton Place community – the only neighborhood in NYC that is not protected by law against this type of development.  ERFA and these elected officials have co-signed a formal  application to amend the New York City zoning law by imposing strict contextual height limits and offering incentives to developers who include affordable housing in their building plans.

The speakers will also address immediate and pressing issues related to a site on East 58th Street that could, “as of right,” be developed into a 900-foot-tall luxury residential tower. Affordable housing units are now being demolished on that site.

Members of the general public, time permitting, will have the opportunity to voice their comments and questions.

To send a question in advance, email it to info@erfa.nyc, put “Question for Town Hall” in the subject line, and include your name in body of the email.  We may not have time to address all questions at the event, but will endeavor to make all answers to questions available on the FAQ section of this website.