Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, founded in 1982, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.
Preservation in Action
Our mission goes beyond traditional historic preservation. We are also the leading voice for common-sense development on the Upper East Side.
FRIENDS has played – and continues to play – an important role in maintaining and improving the zoning laws which govern development on the area’s avenues and residential side streets.
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In response to the ever-increasing number of large-scale developments on the Upper East Side, FRIENDS maintains an interactive Google map to track ongoing new construction in the neighborhood.
Each pin on the map will bring you to a dedicated webpage featuring information on the architect, developer, building height, and relevant news stories. We will be updating the status of many of these entries in the upcoming weeks. Please let us know if you see incorrect information; we rely on our many eyes on the street to keep this resource up to date!
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