2019 Annual Awards Printed Invitation Design

2021 Annual Awards

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will once again celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our 38th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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The Great Preservation Bake-Off & Scavenger Hunt Responses!

We are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the Great Preservation Bake-Off is an Upper East Sider! Congratulations to Bill Schutz, of Creative Cakes, and his astounding 3-foot-tall replica of the U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan.

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Support FRIENDS in 2020 and Beyond

When you drive into Manhattan from any direction, aren’t you still startled by the incongruous “supertalls” that have sprung up across the city, from Lower Manhattan to the edge of the Upper West Side? I know I am.

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Need a Gift for the Upper East Sider in Your Life?

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we think it is safe to say that our Yorkville book is the perfect gift for the Upper East Sider in your life!

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Upper East Side Building History Detectives

Get ready to be a skyline sleuth! Have you ever wanted to learn more about a building in your neighborhood? When it was built, which architect designed it, and who may have lived there?

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The Great Preservation Bake-Off & Scavenger Hunt Responses!

We are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the Great Preservation Bake-Off is an Upper East Sider! Congratulations to Bill Schutz, of Creative Cakes, and his astounding 3-foot-tall replica of the U.S. Customs House in Lower Manhattan.

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Blood Center proposal at East 67th Street

Proposals Chipping Away at the Midblock

One of FRIENDS’ earliest initiatives, led by our founder Halina Rosenthal, was the successful effort to bring contextual zoning to the midblocks of the Upper East Side. The R8B zoning district was mapped across vast swaths of our midblocks in 1985, hailed by the New York Times as “the most

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2019 Annual Awards Printed Invitation Design

Annual Awards 2020

For the past 36 years, FRIENDS’ members gathered to celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy. This year, however, we were forced to cancel our 37th Awards Ceremony that was scheduled for April 1st. Over the past few months we have highlighted each awardee in different posts on our

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Annual Awards 2020: Bringing the Outside In

Perhaps more than any time in recent memory, the profound disruption of urban life caused by the pandemic has reinforced the value of open space in our dense communities. With nowhere else to go, open spaces of all kinds have been a salve for the mind and for the soul,

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bricks and brownstone

The Brownstone Bible is Back!

Preservationist and co-author Patrick Ciccone joined FRIENDS virtually on September 24th to discuss the process and development of the newest edition of Bricks and Brownstone.

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