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Guastavino at the Museum of the City of New York: Museum Visit

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile is a major exhibition exploring the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art of building.

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Council Member Ben Kallos helps out with our Yorkville Survey!

Council Member Ben Kallos helps out with our Yorkville Survey!

Council Member Ben Kallos committed staff members and interns for a day of surveying in his district. FRIENDS has been working for the last four years to document the built fabric and cultural resources of Yorkville, and we are now nearing completion. Thanks to Council Member Kallos and his staff for helping out!

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FRIENDS testified on your behalf at the LPC Chair appointment hearing

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, founded in 1982, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

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LPC to Vote on First Avenue Estate!

The LPC is scheduled to vote on the First Avenue Estate hardship application!

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Greek and Roman Architecture on the Upper East Side

The influence of Greece and Rome on the aesthetic imagination of American artists and architects cannot be underestimated. Many of New York City’s most stately and important buildings contain architectural motifs that were inspired by the classical period.

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Columbia University Yorkville Studio II Community Presentation

FRIENDS has been working for the last four years to document the cultural resources of Yorkville.

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Art Deco on UES featured

Art Deco on the Upper East Side: A Walking Tour

The Upper East Side maintains an aura of conservative respectability, and perhaps as a result never attracted as much Art Deco flash as other areas in New York City.

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Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

Join FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts for our 31st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony!

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FDR Four Freedoms Park walking tour

FDR Four Freedoms Park: A Walking Tour

Designed by renowned architect Louis I. Kahn shortly before his death in 1974, this four-acre park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island finally opened to the public in October 2012.

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Murals of New York City: A Book Talk

Murals of New York City is the first book to curate over 30 of the most influential and impressive murals found within all five boroughs. From the Victorian sensibilities of the early 1900s to the graffiti-inflected art of Keith Haring, these iconic artistic treasures act as a cultural guide to the City and its citizens over the past century.

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020