As many of you know, ERFA was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, February 26th for a hearing on whether the construction at the 430 East 58th Street site will be limited to a height of 80 feet while we await a decision on our Article 78 case. Instead, our hearing with Supreme Court Judge Debra A. James was postponed.
We will not be adversely affected by the postponement, since Judge James directed the developer to confirm that no work to increase the height of the building beyond 80 feet will be performed until after the hearing (and perhaps longer depending on the outcome of the hearing).
As we previously reported to you, if we win our Article 78 appeal and the developer is required to comply with the new zoning, any non-conforming construction would have to be demolished. We are arguing, among other things, that construction should be limited to 80 feet while our case is pending so as to avoid having to suffer through the demolition of a building which should not have been constructed in the first place.
The new hearing date is this coming Monday, March 4th. We’ll report what happens at the Town Hall on Thursday at Morso. We will provide you with an update of the circumstances and possibly have a decision from the judge regarding our future.
PLEASE JOIN US:
When: Thursday morning, March 7th @ 8 am
Where: Morso Restaurant, 420 East 59th Street
Your ERFA Leadership Team