Category: Event


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.

 

Town Hall: January 19, 2017 8 a.m. @ Morso

By Anne Coates,

Come to ERFA’s first Town Hall of 2017 at 8 a.m. at Morso, 420 East 59th Street.

Hear important updates on the progress of ERFA’s rezoning plan, news about the 58th Street development site and upcoming City Planning Commission changes—and how they affect ERFA’s efforts on behalf of our community.

We are in a race, now more than ever.  Learn how you can help us win this fight.

Town Hall: December 8th at 8 a.m.

By Anne Coates,

Join NYC Councilmember Ben Kallos at ERFA’s next Town Hall Meeting.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 8 a.m. @ Morso Restaurant and Cafe, 420 East 59th Street  

Hear important updates on the progress of ERFA’s rezoning plan, the stop work order regarding demolition, and more news and strategies for the road ahead.

And, learn how you can help win this fight.

  

Updated: ERFA’s Next Town Hall meeting @ Morso: Thursday, November 10th, 8:15 a.m.

By Anne Coates,

Fall is the time to re-engage.

Come to the Town Hall @ Morso and get an update on ERFA’s work to urge the City to approve our residential neighborhood’s rezoning plan. And, find out how you can help win this fight.

Councilmember Dan Garodnick will speak.

Morso Restaurant and Cafe, 420 East 59th Street.  Please note the time change:  8:15 a.m.

We hope to see you there!