Watch this short film which celebrates the diversity of the Upper East Side, while also introducing the challenges our neighborhood may face going forward.
The Upper East Side: A Framework for the Future of Five Neighborhoods
FRIENDS remains steadfast in its pro-active commitment to preserve the character of the Upper East Side in spite of development pressures stemming from the completion of the Second Avenue Subway, the City Planning Commission’s proposed zoning changes, and existing permissible zoning on the avenues.
At this event, we will review the findings of a new, detailed neighborhood study, conducted byBFJ Planning and commissioned by FRIENDS, which identifies the character of our community, and makes policy recommendations that aim to maintain its diversity, livability, and capacity for sensitive growth for future generations. Elected officials (State Senator Liz Krueger and Council Member Benjamin Kallos confirmed) will be on hand to listen to your concerns about how unchecked development could undermine the Upper East Side’s unique sense of place.