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30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony – SOLD OUT

We are pleased to hold our 30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony in the Park Avenue Armory’s Veterans Room, an interior landmark designed by Louis C. Tiffany. The intact room has been described as “Greek, Moorish, and Celtic with a dash of the Egyptian, the Persian, and the Japanese.”

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Remember your FRIENDS this special year!

Thirty years! As illustrated by the timeline above, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts is celebrating 30 years of vigorous work preserving and promoting our irreplaceable Upper East Side neighborhoods. Over the years, FRIENDS, together with invaluable supporters like you, has led a progression of successful campaigns to achieve more landmarks, while protecting those we already have.

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Call for Entries – 2013 Annual Awards

his April, 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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New & Improved: Walk with FRIENDS!!

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts is thrilled to release our redesigned Walk with FRIENDS: An Architectural and Cultural Map & Guide to the Upper East Side.

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OUR TOWN: “In Search of Yorkville’s Hidden Gems”

by Paul Biscegli If you live in Yorkville, don’t be surprised if you see Tara Kelly or one of her volunteers standing on the street, notepad in hand, staring at your building. “As soon as people know you aren’t a developer, they usually don’t mind,” Kelly said. “I tell them I’m from Friends, and they say, ‘Oh, I love Friends!’” Kelly is the executive director of Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, a

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FRIENDS’ Fall 2012 Newsletter: Read All About It!

Stay updated on all of the latest FRIENDS news with our Fall 2012 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. Download the Fall 2012 Newsletter by clicking here.

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Upper East Side Historic District Walking Tour

Upper East Side Historic District: A Walking Tour Sunday, November 11th at 1:00pm Tour meets on the NW corner of Fifth Avenue and East 60th Street $10 members, $15 non-members ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED One of the city’s largest historic districts, this area contains some of the finest examples of urban residential architecture in America. Splendid townhouses, opulent mansions, and imposing apartment buildings are set among the institutions, clubs, and businesses that cater to this storied community.

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Metropolitan Museum Historic District Walking Tour

Metropolitan Museum Historic District Walking Tour

Following the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1880, the adjacent area along Fifth Avenue quickly became New York City’s most fashionable neighborhood, where prominent families constructed magnificent residences.

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020