East Sixties Neighborhood Association celebrated its volunteers recently at Tony’s Di Napoli on Third Avenue and East 64th Street. At the annual Volunteer Appreciation Party, this 29-year strong good-neighbors association celebrated some 60 volunteers who work tirelessly year-round to make the East Sixties a better place to live and work.
Whether they staff vans for the fall clothing drive, don the gear of graffiti removers, assist at ESNA's street fair, or lead neighbors in song at the Annual Carol Sing and Toy Drive, these enthusiastic East Siders help make a difference.
This year, ESNA honored its Citizen Tree Pruners. Recognizing the importance of the area's street trees, this group, licensed by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, cares for New York City’s urban forest from East 60th to East 69th Street, from Lexington Avenue to the East River. ESNA president Barry Schneider presented the Community Arborator Awards to Phil Corridini, Stela Dallari, Maurice Hausner, Carole Desnoes, and Doug Dolan. Representing Congress-woman Carolyn Maloney, Chief of Staff Shelby Garner presented the pruners with Certificates of Congressional Recognition for their commitment to the community and their dedication to the East Sixties Neighborhood Association.