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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The Park Avenue Historic District Hearing Date is Tuesday

The Park Avenue Historic District Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 11th. Stretching from 79th to 96th Streets, this section of Park Avenue is in keeping with the character, history, and architecture of the other designated portions of the avenue.

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Over thirty years of keeping the Upper East Side livable and lovable!

Without protection, the special character of our Upper East Side neighborhood could disappear. FRIENDS of the Upper East Side fights to keep our neighborhood vibrant, unique and livable.

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Call for Entries – 2014 Annual Awards

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.

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Landmarks Commission Slams Landlord’s Hardship Application

Six-story tenement buildings 429 East 64th Street and 430 East 65th Street were landmarked in 1990 due to their social and historical significance as some of the first progressive affordable housing blocks, with windows in every room to make the small units more livable, but promptly had their landmark status stripped by the soon-to-be-defunct Board of Estimate with the express purpose of allowing a developer to tear them down and build luxury housing.

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Hardship Public Meeting Time Announced!

The owners of the CITY & SUBURBAN HOMES FIRST AVENUE ESTATE continue to claim that they cannot make a profit on this property, and still seek to demolish two landmark buildings.

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Fifth Avenue vs. Central Park West: A Lecture with Barry Lewis

While the storied thoroughfares of Central Park West and Fifth Avenue both flank Central Park, their history and character are worlds apart.

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A Great Success!

It was a wonderful evening for all, and special thanks go out to the Benefit Committee for their assistance in organizing the event and making it such a great success! With the funds raised, FRIENDS can continue our mission as steward of the Upper East Side’s six historic districts and 128 individual landmarks.

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Park Avenue Christian Church is in DANGER!

The Park Avenue Christian Church and Parish House at 1010 Park Avenue, designed by eminent architects Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, is an intact, Gothic Revival-style complex constructed in 1911.

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020