Belvedere Resto

Preserving our Green Upper East Side

You know FRIENDS speaks up for our historic architecture, and the preservation and zoning mechanisms in place to maintain the scale and character of our community.

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Marx Brothers Playground

Decision Regarding Marx Brothers Playground Issued

FRIENDS is grateful for the support of the community who supported this fight, and who continue to believe in the importance of protecting our neighborhood’s public open space.

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ADVOCACY ALERT: We need your support to save Marx Brothers Playground

Dear Friend, When the City agrees to give away the public’s parkland to a private developer with deep pockets, you know we’re in trouble.

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Make your voice heard! Tell Governor Cuomo to protect East Side parks

In December, FRIENDS filed a lawsuit alongside the Municipal Art Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, and CIVITAS in order to prevent the City from alienating a public park, the much-loved Marx Brothers Playground, to facilitate a massive, 1.3 million square foot private development that will rise over 700-feet on the site.

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