Turtle Bay Association

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East Midtown Manhattan's Turtle Bay

TBA 60th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 7 at Japan Society
Details to be announced.

Share The Beauty

Spring / Summer 2017
The Cathedral Library will be collecting unused beauty products for donation to the women of the New Providence Women’s Shelter. Bring in unused shampoo, lotion, nail polish, mascara, lipstick, etc., and bring a little beauty into the lives of women struggling with poverty. The Library will be collecting throughout spring and summer 2017.
Donations accepted anytime the library is open. Thank you!
Terence Cardinal Cooke - Cathedral Library
560 Lexington Ave at 50th St, Halfway down subway stairs
212-752-3824

The Turtle Bay Association Statement: Air Rights

The Turtle Bay Association (TBA), well-known and respected for its long-standing dedication to the stability and livability of its community and surrounding neighborhoods, wishes to go on record in opposition to the disturbing introduction of proposals that would loosen the regulation currently applied to the transfer of development air rights.

The Turtle Bay Association objects to the fact that the deal to "save" Stuyvesant Town includes the potential for the transfer of 10 million feet of air rights to development in any part of the City.

The Turtle Bay Association regrets that the Steering Committee for the proposed East Midtown Re-zoning recommends that air rights transfers be increased with no limit should those air rights be derived from landmarked buildings. TBA also opposes the Steering Committee suggestion that the east side of Third Avenue between 48 and 55 streets be absorbed into the East Midtown re-zoning district.

The Turtle Bay Association believes that rather than threatening our city's center and leaving its residents at the mercy of changing administrations and the real estate industry, the City should unreservedly strengthen the current regulations of the transfer of air rights

Bruce Silberblatt

Vice President for Land Use & Zoning

The Turtle Bay Association

New Yorkers for a Human Scale City petition

If you agree,
"Too Many Towers!
Over-Development is Killing Neighborhoods
All Over New York City,"
You can sign the petition here;
http://www.humanscalednyc.net/
The Turtle Bay Association has joined many other New York City community groups in endorsing this petition.
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ONGOING EVENTS

The Humane Society of New York is always looking for volunteers

If you would like to volunteer:
Please contact Anne-Marie Karash at amk.hsny@verizon.net
Please include your name address and phone number and what you would like to do as a volunteer.
Thank you!
306 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 752-4842
web: humanesocietyny.org
Sandra DeFeo ext.233 sandra.hsny@verizon.net
Executive Director / Director of Public Relations

Project CART offers Free Transportation for Manhattan's Seniors

(212) 956-0855
Life just Became Easier -- Project CART offers Free Transportation for Manhattan's Seniors
From NYFSC: New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.
Community Arranged Resident Transportation Program (Project CART) vans have been providing seniors with free individual and group transportation five days per week for over 30 years! Each year, we help thousands of passengers 60 and over, including those with wheelchairs, living in Manhattan Community Districts #1 through #8 get where they need to go.
CART vans take seniors to medical appointments and hospitals, to senior centers, entitlements, shopping centers, museums, churches, synagogues, theaters, cultural events and other planned activities within and, when scheduling permits, outside of the community's neighborhood. The service can also be called for visits to relatives and friends in hospitals or nursing homes, shopping trips, and banks. In addition, CART offers a more limited private car service for emergencies as well as medical, social service, entitlement appointments and special events.
Project CART is More than a Ride
Getting out and about in the community is very important to the health and wellbeing of New York's seniors. Project CART helps connect seniors with the outside world so they do not become too isolated. Seniors come to enjoy and rely on the vans as they get to know the drivers and look forward to their trips around the city. All of our drivers are courteous and professional, enabling passengers to relax and enjoy the ride!
What Do Riders have to say about CART?
"The driver is most helpful and caring. He takes excellent care of everyone as though we are his family. He is a great asset to your service. His driving skills are excellent." "My pick-up arrives early. He was aware of the traffic tie ups and took a quicker and less crowded route. He is always pleasant and courteous." "The service could not be better. I was surprised that the vans are so punctual. I was extremely impressed." "The driver is very sensitive to my needs and those of the other riders. He is terrific!"
What you need to know: Basic Information on Using Project CART Services
To be eligible seniors age 60 and over, including those with wheelchairs, living in Manhattan Community Districts #1 through #8 (from the tip of Manhattan to 96th Street on the East Side and 110th Street on the West Side). To schedule a ride or request information, call (212) 956-0855, Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Trips are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation services are available between 9:00am and 3:45pm. Riders are expected to be on time and ready for pick-up. Riders are asked to schedule trips as far in advance as possible and at least 24 hours in advance. If a ride is no longer needed, we ask that you cancel your reservation as soon as possible so that we can accommodate other riders. Riders are requested to make a voluntary contribution of $1.00 per ride. No one will be denied service if they are unable to contribute. All fares are deposited in the special collection containers aboard each van. Caretakers are not expected to make a contribution. Please note that drivers are not allowed to accept tips or handle money. Riders must remain seated and wear seat belts at all times. All vans are wheelchair accessible. The driver is only responsible for curb to curb service and operating the wheelchair lift. Riders must show care in gathering all their belongings before leaving the van as NYFSC cannot be responsible for any items left behind.
A Special Thanks
Project CART is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging and through the individual contributions of riders.
For More Information or to reserve a ride, call (212) 956-0855 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING AT THE DAG PATIO CAFE

Every Wednesday 5:30 to 8:30 PM
at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza East 47th St. between First & Second Ave.
no cover, no minimum, just fun

Community Board 6 Full Board Meeting

Second Wednesday every month
NYC Medical Center, 550 First Avenue
Public hearings generally take place at this time.
Call CB6 for complete calendar of hearings and
committee meetings: (212) 319-3750
cbsix.org

17th Precinct Community Council

Last Tuesday every month
Open Meeting, 6 PM
225 East 51st Street
(No meetings July, August, December)
Info: 212-826-3228
The 17th Precinct Community Council is the neighborhood forum for issues dealing with safety, crime prevention and quality of life. Meet your local police officers and find out what's going on in Turtle Bay. You can also join Community on Patrol, a program that helps keep our streets and parks safe.

Turtle Bay offers an abundance of cultural events — from art exhibits, to theatre, musical entertainment and educational lectures and seminars. Click on the web sites below to find out about upcoming events in the neighborhood:

CHABAD AT BEEKMAN-SUTTON
www.chabadsutton.org

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
newyork.cervantes.org

GERMAN HOUSE
www.germany-info.org/newyork

JAPAN SOCIETY
www.japansociety.org

ST.BARTS PLAYERS
www.members.aol.com/bartsweb

ST. PETER'S CHURCH
www.saintpeters.org

TRYGVIE LIE GALLERY
www.trygveliegallery.com

TURTLE BAY MUSIC SCHOOL
www.tbms.org

ROGER SMITH LAB GALLERY
www.rogersmitharts.com

UNITED NATIONS PUBLIC EXHIBITS
www.un.org

There are also many social, recreational and support groups that meet regularly under the auspices of organizations located in our neighborhood:

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN
www.ncjwny.org

VANDERBILT YMCA
www.ymcanyc.org

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
www.med.nyu.edu

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