Save NY Summit

Save New York Summit: Thursday, June 22nd

The scale of New York is being drastically changed – not just in Midtown Manhattan, but in neighborhoods throughout the city.

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First Avenue Estate: The Battle Continues

Although the federal case is over, Stahl continues to push on at the state level, and has filed an appeal to the New York State Appellate Division.

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412 East 85th Street

The Upper East Side Has a New Landmark!

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on Tuesday, December 13th to designate the wooden house at 412 East 85th Street as the newest individual landmark on the Upper East Side.

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2017 Annual Awards – Call for Entries

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our 34th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stahl an Appeal

The federal battle is over for Stahl York Ave. Co., LLC, owner of the City & Suburban Homes Company First Avenue Estate, an individual landmark.

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Building fun Basics!

FRIENDS is Happy to Announce a New Educational Program: Building Fun Basics!

Since 1995, the educational programs at FRIENDS have reached over 1,500 first through fifth grade children annually to teach them about New York City’s built environment. Building Fun has been one of FRIENDS’ Key Programs with the aim of introducing students to the idea that buildings can talk and tell us stories about their use, materials, age, and purpose through classroom lessons, a neighborhood walking tour, and hands-on activities.

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Frick Collection, NYC

Frick Update: New Architect Chosen for Expansion

In June 2014, The Frick Collection announced plans to expand the institution, which included the replacement of the prized Russell Page garden with a new, out-of-scale tower. FRIENDS, among many other groups like Unite to Save the Frick, opposed these inappropriate plans. After much criticism, the Frick withdrew its proposal the following year.

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A Wonderful Evening at our 13th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner!

On Wednesday, September 28th, over 200 friends from around the city gathered to honor O. Kelley Anderson at our Thirteenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner.

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2016 FRIENDS newsletter

FRIENDS Summer 2016 Newsletter: Hot off the Press!

Stay updated on all of the latest FRIENDS news with our Summer 2016 Newsletter! 

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020