Here’s what you can do to help ERFA win this fight:
1. Come to our Town Hall meetings. These meetings are open to the public and offer a way to connect to neighbors who care about this issue. ERFA board members are present to give updates on our progress, answer questions and offer ways that you can get involved.
2. For those that are most affected by the construction on East 58th Street, complaints for unsafe conditions, after hours work without a permit, and legitimate concerns about the construction, call 311 or log your complaint here. We do not encourage spurious complaints, but we do urge you to make your voice heard if you have legitimate complaints, especially if they concern personal safely, the safety of your building, or if work is being performed after hours without a permit. Councilmember Kallos is following up on this issue, but he can only act on your behalf if residents register their complaints officially. This is not someone else’s fight or concern – if it affects you personally, we encourage you to act.
3. Support our zoning application by signing our petition.
4. Be part of the public process. Write to your elected officials to urge them to support the new zoning plan. Tell them to update the obsolete R10 zoning of the East River Fifties, which leaves our neighborhood vulnerable to these over-scaled developments. (Check out the FAQ for more information on the process required by the City to take our plan from acceptance to possible implementation.)
5. Join the East River 50s Alliance. Use the form in the right column to sign up for our mailing list for updates on news and events and add your name to the public list of supporters.
6. Support ERFA – donate to the cause. (The East River Fifties Alliance is a nonprofit, 501(c)(4) corporation that is recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS. Please note that donations are not tax deductible).
7. Spread the news. Tell your friends and neighbors about ERFA and its commitment to preserving quality of life in one of New York City’s beloved residential districts. You can use the social links at the bottom of the page to share information on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.