2024 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 2024 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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News from FRIENDS – Winter 2023

This past Tuesday, March 27th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on a new set of rules the agency has proposed to streamline the process of making changes to designated historic buildings.

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Remembering Joan K. Davidson: The Godmother of New York Preservation

This past Tuesday, March 27th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on a new set of rules the agency has proposed to streamline the process of making changes to designated historic buildings.

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Sacred Sites Open House: Talk on Stained Glass Windows at The Church of the Holy Trinity

Join us on Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity for a special presentation by historian and author George Bryant of his newly published book, Henry Holiday: His Stained Glass Windows for Gilded Age New York. The talk will be illustrated with photographs of

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Jane’s Walk 2023, Explore the City!

This weekend take the opportunity to learn more about your neighborhood by joining one of over 165 volunteer led walks taking place across New York City. Part of a global festival spanning some 500 cities, Jane's Walk NYC, is organized by The Municipal Art Society of New York and is

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Beyond the Bricks Featured on CUNY TV

FRIENDS' cultural immigrant initiative, ‘Beyond the Bricks’ was featured on CUNY TV's, DiverseCITY a program celebrating the kaleidoscope of cultures that underpin the identity of New York City. This episode dives into Yorkville’s German history and features former executive director Rachel Levy highlighting FRIENDS' efforts to keep the history of

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Installation of Link5G towers to be halted until completion of Section 106 Review

FRIENDS has learned that the city's proposed 32-foot tall Link5G towers will be subject to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

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FRIENDS Submits Testimony at Scoping Meeting for Lenox Hill Hospital Expansion Plans

Last month, on March 2, 2023, the Department of City Planning (DCP) held a Scoping Meeting to give the public an opportunity to make their voices heard about what should be included in the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposal. FRIENDS' public testimony at the meeting (watch it here) pointed

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41st Annual Meeting and Awards

Every year, we look forward to gathering with members and friends to celebrate and recognize the fine restoration, renovation, and advocacy work completed on the Upper East Side. We were delighted to celebrate our 41st Annual Meeting and Awards in person on Wednesday, April 12.

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Watch It Again: “Fact and Fiction about the 12FAR Cap” with George Janes

Watch a recording of our online talk "Fact and Fiction about the 12FAR Cap" by urban planner and zoning expert George Janes held on March 21st and co-sponsored by FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts and Landmark West!

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