Frick Collection

Recent opposition to the Frick expansion from HDC and the New York Times

Last week the Historic Districts Council released a statement opposing the proposed Frick expansion, saying among other things that “HDC finds the proposal in its current form to be a myopic solution for expansion, and one that would compromise the museum’s setting and genteel atmosphere.

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

Roosevelt Island, A Walking Tour

Last spring FRIENDS visited Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, now join us for the northern route! The island’s history is as varied as its many names – Minnehanonck, Varkens Eylandt (Hog Island), Blackwell’s Island, Welfare Island.

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Frick expansion plan

FRIENDS Announces Opposition to the Frick Expansion

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts has carefully reviewed the proposal presented for expansion of the Frick Collection to our Board Members on July 17, 2014.

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Socrates Sculpture Garden

Socrates Sculpture Park, A Day Out With FRIENDS

Ever wonder what’s going on along the Queens waterfront when you look across the East River? Join FRIENDS for an afternoon exploring the Socrates Sculpture Park and find out.

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Join FRIENDS for ‘Un-Happy’ Hour at Soon-to-Close Subway Inn

As you may now know, the Subway Inn will officially close its doors this month after nearly 80 years on East 60th street. Join FRIENDS for an ‘Un-Happy Hour’ as we say goodbye to an Upper East Side institution.

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summer 2014 newsletter

Summer 2014 Newsletter Available for Download

Stay updated on all of the latest FRIENDS news with our Summer 2014 Newsletter! Become a member today to receive our printed newsletter in the mail, guaranteeing the most up-to-date news on the landmarks and historic districts of the Upper East Side.

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VIDEO: Hardship DENIED at LPC!!

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (FRIENDS) joined community members and elected officials today to praise the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) for voting unanimously to deny an owner’s request to demolish landmarked low-income housing on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Temple Emanu-El

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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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020