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East Midtown Manhattan's Turtle Bay

Empire State Building Lighting

On April 18, 2017 at sunset, 7:40 PM, the Empire State Building will be lit in the colors of the New York City Flag--orange, white and blue--to commemorate the Anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law. Please post it, Tweet it, and let them know that we appreciate it! Thank you Empire State Building!
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Lent & Easter Services

March 1 - April 16
Church of the Covenant
310 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
See Scheduled Events

Gala Art Auction Fundraiser

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Preview 8:00 pm Auction 9:00 pm
Sutton Place Synagogue - 225 East 51st St. - New York City 10022

- Featuring a huge assortment of framed art in all media & price ranges: oils, watercolors, photography, mirrors & more!
- Original pottery by SPS Member Tal Eyal
- Appearance by Comic Con Artist John Stanisci with his illustrations
- SPS Children’s Artwork - Door Prize
Wine & Cheese
$18.00 Per Person
Major Credit Cards Accepted
Reserve online here
or send a check made out to:
WL of SPS, to Sara Miggins, 200 E. 72nd St., #28B, NYC NY 10021
Artwork & Auction by Marlin Art

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

Grand Central Library Upcoming Events

135 E. 46th St, New York, NY 10017
T: 212.621.0670

Programming made possible thanks to TBA donation:

Wednesday, March 8, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Sing-a-Long and Vocal Workshop with Jessica Delfino of Unicorn Music Studio

Thursday, March 16, 5 PM Mixed Media Mash-Up with Seth Apter (already full to capacity)

And a new addition: a dance class

Saturday, March 25, 2 PM Learn to Swing Dance with an instructor from DanceSport

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

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.

Rent Clinic

Dan Quart, working with Assembly Member Micah Kellner's Office, has organized a pro bono legal group comprised of practicing attorneys to represent tenants who have fallen between the cracks: above the income-threshold required for free legal representation but not capable of paying the standard hourly rate of a private attorney.
The group meets the first Monday of each month at Eviction Intervention Services' office on 64th Street and 1st Avenue.
If you are interested in assisting, or know someone who could use help, feel free to contact Dan Quart or Assembly Member's office to set up an appointment.

Assembly Member Micah Kellner's Office: 212-860-4906 212-860-4906
Dan Quart: 212-828-7502 212-828-7502

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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