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EXTRA ERFA TOWN HALL

By Team ERFA,

SPECIAL TOWN HALL
NOTE DATE: THIS MONDAY, APRIL 23RD
WHAT:   This is an OFFICIAL, EXTRA  East River Fifties Alliance update following our hearing at the Board of Standards & Appeals on April 10th.
WHEN:   Monday, April 23rd @ 8 am
WHERE: Morso, Restaurant, 420 East 59th Street
WHY:  The BSA hearing was very well attended by our community members, but due to time constraints and space limitations, it was difficult for many in the ERFA community to hear the testimony and/or to stay long enough to participate.
If you attended the hearing and were unclear about the results, OR, were unable to attend the hearing and are interested in the next phase of our battle, this meeting will answer your questions.
SPECIAL NOTE: Michael Hiller, ERFA’s attorney, will provide insight and latest, breaking developments.

YOUR VOICE, YOUR PRESENCE  LED THE DAY at BSA

By Team ERFA,

10 April 2018

Dear All,

An expression of tremendous gratitude goes out to our many committed ERFA members for attending today’s hearing at the Board of Standards & Appeals. While the downtown early morning was gray and misty, the sky began to clear many hours later when the hearing adjourned.

If you attended the hearing and were able to testify, please know that the registered impact of that was powerful. Whether your speech was a simple, “I live in the neighborhood and I am opposed to this megatower,” or a more extended explanation, there is no question that our steadfast commitment to protecting the East River Fifties is now well documented with this government agency.

Importantly, if you attended the hearing and were unable to stay due to time constraints, we remain grateful for your effort and your presence.

PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR TESTIMONY CAN STILL BE REGISTERED BY MAILING IT TO:

Hon. Chair Margery Perlmutter

Board of Standards & Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th floor
New York, NY 10007 

Also, your names as participating speakers was registered with the BSA upon sign in. That long list of people who wished to speak, plus the very presence of so many other members of our community, made a vivid impression on the commissioners.

Finally, our next hearing date has been set for the 19th of June. Please stay tuned for further information regarding upcoming ERFA meetings, and again, many thanks for your commitment and passion on behalf of the neighborhood we all know and love.

All best wishes,

 

ERFA leadership Team


Please help fund this effort by making a donation today.

Board of Standards & Appeals Hearing — April 10

By Team ERFA,

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
Board of Standards & Appeals
22 Reade Street

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.

Please help Fund this Effort by Making a Donation today.

Special ERFA Town Hall — April 5 @ Morso

By Team ERFA,

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
 
CALLING ALL 

EAST RIVER FIFTIES ALLIANCE MEMBERS

WE NEED YOUR VOICES

SPECIAL ERFA TOWN HALL

WHEN: Thursday morning, APRIL 5TH, 8 AM

WHERE: Morso Restaurant @ 420 East 59th Street
WHAT: This essential meeting will dive into the details of the upcoming BSA hearing scheduled for the 10th of April and YOUR critical participation.
WHY:  The developer of the 58th Street construction site has applied to the BSA to be “grandfathered” under the old zoning. If the BSA approves the application, the developer would have permission to construct the megatower. It is critical for us to show the BSA that the community objects to granting the approval.
SPECIAL SCHEDULING NOTES FOR APRIL 10TH:
Hearing at the Board of Standards & Appeals re:  Sutton 58 Building Permit Renewal Application
22 Reade Street
10 April 2018

9:30 AM

Seating is Limited

All supportive ERFA attendees shall be heard.

Bus transportation c/o ERFA will be provided on a first come, first served basis leaving at 8:15 AM on the morning of April 10th, sharp.

Please consider lending your seat to the elderly or disabled and consider public transportation.

Unable to attend?: 

Please send a letter to Chairman Margery Perlmutter of the Board of Standards & Appeals that states your belief that they must NOTmake an exception for the East 58th Street megatower known as “Sutton 58,” or 430 East 58th Street. The new, legislated, and protective zoning was voted on and intended for the whole of this neighborhood and community without deviation.

Address it to: 

Hon. Margery Perlmutter, Chair
NYC Board of Standards and Appeals
250 Broadway, 29th floor
New York, NY 10007

Town Hall — March 15th

By Team ERFA,

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!