Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

Roosevelt Island, A Walking Tour

Last spring FRIENDS visited Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, now join us for the northern route! The island’s history is as varied as its many names – Minnehanonck, Varkens Eylandt (Hog Island), Blackwell’s Island, Welfare Island.

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Temple Emanu-El

Guastavino at the Museum of the City of New York: Museum Visit

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile is a major exhibition exploring the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building.

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Columbia University Yorkville Studio II Community Presentation

FRIENDS has been working for the last four years to document the cultural resources of Yorkville.

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Art Deco on UES featured

Art Deco on the Upper East Side: A Walking Tour

The Upper East Side maintains an aura of conservative respectability, and perhaps as a result never attracted as much Art Deco flash as other areas in New York City.

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Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

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FDR Four Freedoms Park walking tour

FDR Four Freedoms Park: A Walking Tour

Designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn shortly before his death in 1974, this four-acre park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island finally opened to the public in October 2012.

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Murals of New York City: A Book Talk

Murals of New York City is the first book to curate over 30 of the most influential and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. From the Victorian sensibilities of the early 1900s to the graffiti-inflected art of Keith Haring, these iconic artistic treasures act as a cultural guide to

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Call for Entries – 2014 Annual Awards

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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Fifth Avenue vs. Central Park West: A Lecture with Barry Lewis

While the storied thoroughfares of Central Park West and Fifth Avenue both flank Central Park, their history and character are worlds apart.

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