Quality of life is fundamental to our Upper East Side. Help protect it today!

From 1939-1941, every building in New York City’s Five Boroughs was documented in a series of Tax Photos through a joint effort by the Works Progress Administration and the New York City Department of Taxation.

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FRIENDS Challenges “Periscope” Tower at Second Avenue and 62nd Street

From 1939-1941, every building in New York City’s Five Boroughs was documented in a series of Tax Photos through a joint effort by the Works Progress Administration and the New York City Department of Taxation.

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First Avenue Estate: The Battle Continues

Although the federal case is over, Stahl continues to push on at the state level, and has filed an appeal to the New York State Appellate Division.

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Buildings Department Halts Work on 180 East 88th Street

Responding to pressure from civic groups including Carnegie Hill Neighbors and FRIENDS, in addition to our elected officials Council Member Ben Kallos and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the power of the press, the New York City Buildings Department has ordered a stop to all construction on the luxury

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East 88th Street Tower: Zoning for New Heights Sinks to a New Low

An article in Monday’s New York Times, “4-Foot-Wide Lot, Carved Out by Developers, Causes Big Stir in Manhattan,” highlights a development project of serious concern to FRIENDS and other neighborhood advocates.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit

Nearly a year to the date of the denial of the hardship application, on May 21, 2015, the Federal court dismissed the owner’s lawsuit for “failure to state a cause of action for a substantive due process violation.” However, we still await a decision from the State Supreme Court and have no

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: FRIENDS Files an Amicus Brief in Support of NYC

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District (FRIENDS) and prominent local and national preservation groups, along with elected officials, have filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of New York in an ongoing battle to stop the demolition of two historic properties.

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LPC to Vote on First Avenue Estate!

The LPC is scheduled to vote on the First Avenue Estate hardship application!

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Over thirty years of keeping the Upper East Side livable and lovable!

Without protection, the special character of our Upper East Side neighborhood could disappear. FRIENDS of the Upper East Side fights to keep our neighborhood vibrant, unique and livable.

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Hardship Public Meeting Time Announced!

The owners of the CITY & SUBURBAN HOMES FIRST AVENUE ESTATE continue to claim that they cannot make a profit on this property, and still seek to demolish two landmark buildings.

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