ADVOCACY UPDATE: FRIENDS Files an Amicus Brief in Support of NYC

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District (FRIENDS) and prominent local and national preservation groups, along with elected officials, have filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of New York in an ongoing battle to stop the demolition of two historic properties.

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February 18th: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law

Following the completion of Central Park, upper Fifth Avenue became New York City’s most desirable address, where prominent families constructed opulent mansions.

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February 4th: Interiors, A Book Talk

We are pleased to welcome interior designer Sandra Nunnerley for a book talk and signing as she presents a new collection of her work, Interiors.

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: FRIENDS Speaks out Against the Frick with a Letter to the Editor

Once again, FRIENDS speaks out against the Frick expansion proposal! Click here to read our Letter to the Editor in the Christmas edition of Our Town.

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Your Gift to FRIENDS Will Help Stop Two Proposals

In recent months, building proposals for two exceptionally important sites on the Upper East Side burst into the news: an enormous addition proposed for the FRICK COLLECTION and a new apartment tower next to the PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

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Murray Moss on Georg Jensen

Those who braved the inclement weather and joined us at Scandinavia House were treated to a great presentation on Georg Jensen by the incomparable Murray Moss…

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412 East 85th Street,1925.

LPC Reverses Decision on Potential Landmarks!!

As we announced earlier this week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) was poised to “de-calendar” nearly 100 buildings under consideration for landmark status in one fell swoop on Tuesday, December 9th.

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LPC Action Could Endanger Potential Landmarks!!

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on an administrative action to “de-calendar” nearly 100 buildings under consideration for landmark status. As an administrative action, there will be no opportunity for public comment and thus no public notification requirement.

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The Board of Officers Room at the Park Avenue Armory, winner of the 2014 Renaissance Award

2015 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 Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. The award categories are flexible and can vary each year. Among other areas of accomplishment, previous winners  have demonstrated excellence in Restoration, Rehabilitation, Design, and Stewardship.  Individuals and advocacy groups who have displayed extraordinary achievement in the field of preservation are also eligible. FRIENDS seeks nominations for both architecture

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December 9th: Georg Jensen Book Talk

Georg Jensen, a new book by renowned entrepreneur and design curator Murray Moss explores the illustrious history of the preeminent luxury silver brand.

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020