We are a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for residents of the East 72nd Street neighborhood. We are volunteers committed to being involved with issues that affect our community, including transportation and public safety, environmental and sanitation concerns and streetscape beautification.
2018 has been a busy year for e72na. We ended the year with 22 member buildings, representing over 5,000 residents, spanning a wide area from 3rd Avenue to the East River, and 69th Street to 74th Street.
In our continuing effort to improve pedestrian safety in the East 72nd Street Neighborhood, our volunteers recently undertook our third survey of commercial bicycle delivery practices to document compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and regulations for restaurant deliveries.
Join us for the next E72NA Community-wide meeting on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm.
Guests: NYPD 19 Pct.'s Det. Lombardi & Deputy Inspector Kathleen Walsh, and elected officials Ben Kallos & Keith Powers
Agenda: UES Safety & Crime, Zoning Regulations, Cross-town Buses, SBS stop on 72nd Street & Bike Delivery Safety.
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We were mentioned in an Our Town article by Michael Garofalo where Ben Kallos commended our efforts on the Bike Safety Report. "Kallos applauded the work of the East 72nd Neighborhood Association, which has released reports grading local restaurants on their bike safety practices, including whether riders wore vests, displayed identification tags or rode e-bikes". Full article.
Our Second Avenue M15 local bus stop is back at its regular location, between 71st & 72nd Streets.
The MTA Bus has proposed reducing the service frequency of our crosstown buses --- the M72, M66 & M31 in September. It is the MTA's position that these bus routes have low demand, and that a portion of the buses serving these routes should be re-allocated to areas of the city with high ridership demand.
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Due to construction at the Second Avenue M15 local bus stop between 71st & 72nd Streets, the M15 Local Bus stop has been relocated one block north between 72nd & 73rd Streets.
We have reached out to our contact at DOT to ask for a sign re-directing passengers from the regular M15 Local stop at 71-72 to the temporary stop at 72-73.
The East 72 Street Neighborhood Association was officially formed in February of 2016 by a group of residents who had been very involved in the Second Avenue Subway Construction project and were active participants in working with local agencies and Community Board 8.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — MARGARET MEAD
We are seeking volunteers and members from the neighborhood who are interested in learning more about what we do and how they can help make our neighborhood even greater.
Current committees include:
- Land Use
- Street Vendor
- Public Safety
Head over here if you're interested in joining a committee or just want to say hi!