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FRIENDS Announces our 2017 Ambassador to the Upper East Side!

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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Moving Uptown

Moving Uptown: German-American Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century

During the decades around the turn of the 20th century, waves of German-Americans left their homes in the East Village/Lower East Side’s Kleindeutschland and headed north to Yorkville. 

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Save NY Summit

Save New York Summit: Thursday, June 22nd

The scale of New York is being drastically changed – not just in Midtown Manhattan, but in neighborhoods throughout the city.

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2017 Annual Awards – Call for Entries

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our 34th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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FRIENDS Announces our 2016 Ambassador to the Upper East Side!

FREINDS announces O. Kelley Anderson as 2016's Ambassador of the Upper East Side! Raised in a historic house on Beacon Hill, Kelley Anderson is both an erudite embodiment of the best qualities of the Upper East Side, and a tenacious street fighter for its landmarks and historic districts.

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Join FRIENDS for our Spring Events!

What was it like to live in Yorkville when 86th Street was known as German Broadway, when the smell of hops from the Ruppert and Ehret’s breweries filled the air, and when a stop at Paprika Weiss on 82nd Street preceded daily exercise at Sokol Hall? FRIENDS and the Historic

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Photos of our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony!

FRIENDS was delighted to hold our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at the Cosmopolitan Club on March 29, 2016. Be sure to check out the photos of this celebration, and congratulations to our award recipients!

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33rd Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, March 29th

We are pleased to hold our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Cosmopolitan Club.

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The lobby of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, winner of the 2015 Interior Award.

2016 Annual Awards – Call For Entries

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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