Meetings and Events

CB 6 Joint Land Use & Waterfront Committee, Parks, Landmarks, & Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting

Monday, October 28, 6:30pm, 433 First Avenue (NYU School of Dentistry) Room 220.

The third agenda item will be an update by the Department of Design and Construction as well as a presentation on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is worth reading. Here is the link: (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/escr/progress/environmental-review.page) The public’s comments as well as the authors’ response to those comments are particularly interesting.

Here you can see the Alliance’s comments below (link and download)

IMPORTANT VOTES ARE COMING UP

November 4, 1:00 p.m. City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitings and Dispositions (probably) vote on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan “Preferred Alternative 4” While this date is probable it is not certain. for East River Park.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
11:00 a.m. City Council Land Use Committee votes on the ESCR (probably.) Carlina Rivera is on this Committee.

We all understand that climate change is real and that we must act, but there is too much at stake for the City to push this project through without an honest appraisal of its adverse impacts, and strong, clear advocacy from our representatives.

Not only is health, well-being, and justice for our community on the line, the very quality of our democracy in the age of climate crisis rests on how elected and appointed officials respond to community demands for transparency, accuracy, and honesty.

Thursday, November 14 The full City Council votes (probably) on the ESCR.

 There is still time to contact your City Council Member directly, and ask her to vote NO on the City’s disastrous plan!

Carlina Rivera: 212-677-1077 email: district2@council.nyc.gov

To Voice Your Concerns to your elected officials:

District 2 City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera – 212-788-7366 – district2@council.nyc.gov
District 4 City Councilman Keith Powers – 212-788-7393 – kpowers@council.nyc.gov
District 1 City Councilwoman Margaret Chin – 212-788-7259 – mguerra@council.nyc.gov
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer – 212-669-8300 – info@manhattanbp.nyc.gov
74th District State Assemblyman Harvey Epstein – 212-979-9696 – epsteinh@nyassembly.gov
26th District State Senator Brian Kavanagh – 212-298-5565 – kavanagh@nysenate.gov
26th District State Senator Brad Hoylman – (212) 633-8052 – hoylman@nysenate.gov
65th District State Assemblywoman Yu-Line Niou – 212-312-1420 – niouy@nyassembly.gov
US Representative Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) – 212-860-0606 – email through website form
US Representative Nydia M Velázquez (NY-7) – (212) 619-2606 – email through website form

Committee meetings are generally held at The Educational Alliance Building, 25 Avenue D, in Manhattan.

To sign up for meeting notices and other important news, email us at Community@eastriveralliance.org