Introducing “East Side Extra”

You may have noticed that FRIENDS has recently begun publishing a series of in-depth pieces focused on local history and preservation. We have received positive feedback and community support for these “deeper dives,” and we are happy to announce that will be offering them regularly as part of a new series called “East Side Extra!”

Each piece in the series will offer a close look at a lesser-known area of local history or advocacy, and will be housed as a dedicated collection on our website, where you can access it at your convenience. You can find all previous installments in the series here. We’re also happy to share a new installment today that explores the creative adaptive reuse of the three former armory sites located on the Upper East Side.

Stay tuned for future topics!