Elected Officials and Community Members Voice Their Opposition Against the Blood Center Rezoning
Last week, the City Planning Commission held a Public Hearing on the rezoning of the New York Blood Center site. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Council Member Ben Kallos, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer were among the many community members that spoke against the 334 foot commercial tower.
The Fight Continues: Make Your Voice Heard Once Again on July 29 at the City Planning Commission
Our battle to stop the New York Blood Center/Longfellow 334 foot tall commercial tower continues. Last week, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer held a public hearing on the issue, and while her recommendation isn't due until July 28th, the City Planning Commission has already scheduled its public hearing for July
300 Upper East Siders Joined Elected Officials to Stop the Blood Center Tower
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Council Members Ben Kallos and Keith Powers, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer joined around 300 Upper East Side residents, community groups, and students and families from the Julia Richman Education Complex yesterday in a rally against New York
In The News: UES residents at war with New York Blood Center over HQ building plans
Read Melissa Klein's article at the New York Post about the ongoing fight against the Blood Center/Longfellow redevelopment.
The New York Blood Center Advances Its Egregious Proposal – Help FRIENDS Fight It!
On April 19th, the New York Blood Center certified an application at the City Planning Commission for an astonishing array of rezoning, special permits, and amendments for a new building on their site at 310 East 67th Street.
38th Annual Meeting and Awards – Watch it Here!
Last week, around 150 people joined us to celebrate and recognize the fine restoration, renovation, and advocacy work completed on the Upper East Side.
Ask YOUR questions of the Blood Center/Longfellow tower proposal
Following an announcement last week that the New York Blood Center/Longfellow commercial office tower proposal at 310 East 67th Street has entered the “pre-certification” phase of the City’s official public review process, known as ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure), the project team will appear tomorrow at the Zoning and
FRIENDS In the News
FRIENDS has been featured in recent news pieces covering the community opposition to the New York Blood Center/Longfellow commercial tower that would undo decades of community-minded human scale zoning on the midblocks in our neighborhood
Learn More about District 5 Candidates
East 72nd Street Neighborhood Association is hosting a debate between the seven candidates that are seeking to replace Ben Kallos as Council Member of District 5.
38th Annual Meeting and Awards
We are pleased to hold our 38th Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the fine restoration, renovation, and advocacy work on the Upper East Side over the past year.