Manhattan Boutique Real Estate (MBRE) has always been a firm believer of corporate citizenship.
It is important to give back to the communities that support the business. It is with great pride that Manhattan Boutique Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the Taste of Sutton that took place on June 14th, 2014 at 54th Street and 2nd Ave.
For many years, Sutton Area Community (SAC) has been acting as a watchdog, an advocate and the voice for the community to help preserve a high quality of life for those residing and working in the area between 52nd and 59th Streets, and Second Avenue to the East River.
SAC’s commitment is to keep the community informed about its past, present, and future by publishing bulletins periodically which are distributed to members as well as government agencies and elected officials, to keep them abreast of the community's positions and concerns.
Joining Manhattan Boutique Real Estate at the next table is CIVITAS, a union of citizens dedicated to improving neighborhood quality of life on the Upper East Side and in East Harlem since 1981, CIVITAS supports environmentally sound development, vibrant retail activity at street level, uncluttered sidewalks and access to good public transit. CIVITAS promotes urban planning, zoning and land use policies that are sensible and sensitive to residential life in our neighborhoods.
MBRE team-Buffy Barton, JD Walsh and Joan Brothers
Since 2011 CIVITAS has organized an international ideas competition and museum exhibition as well as design workshops, lectures, and community service projects focused on visions for an improved East River Esplanade (spearheaded by Bill Brothers, a board member of CIVITAS) from 60th to 125th Streets. CIVITAS feels strongly that the East River waterfront could serve a major recreational and environmental need for East Harlem, the Upper East Side and New York City as “Superstorm Sandy”, the hurricane that devastated the East Coast on October 29, 2012 is a reminder that if we do not shape our waterfront edge, nature will continue to shape it for us.
Many of New York’s great and recently opened waterfront parks have their origins in the 1980s and 1990s. Such ambitious, expensive projects take time. To prepare for the future needs of our Upper East Side and East Harlem community, the time is now.