FRIENDS’ Spring 2013 Newsletter: Now Available!

Stay updated on all of the latest FRIENDS news with our Spring 2013 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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Thank you!

A special thanks to all our FRIENDS and colleagues who attended yesterday’s hardship application hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission!

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Second Hardship Hearing Time Announced

Fifteen months after the first hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in January 2012, the CITY & SUBURBAN HOMES FIRST AVENUE ESTATE hardship application is back!

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North Woods Central Park

The North Woods of Central Park: A Walking Tour

Designed to mimic the Adirondack Mountains and reflect the Hudson River School of painting, the leafy North Woods of Vaux and Olmsted’s Central Park enables visitors to escape from the bustling city.

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A Proud Moment for FRIENDS!

FRIENDS past and present were thrilled to receive the 2013 Preservation Organization Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy!v

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Anne Lalor Millard

Sad News from FRIENDS

Anne Lalor, age 78, died peacefully at home after a brief illness. She leaves her husband of 51 years, Peter deFlorez Millard, their four children, Richard, Hugh, Peter (Katrina) and Minnie (Brewster Carroll) and five grandchildren. Anne was warm, loving, smart and amazing with people. She gave and got a lot of love. Funeral private. Memorial Service at St Jean Baptiste – Lexington and 76th – Tuesday May 28 at 4:00pm. Memorial donations may be

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Join FRIENDS for Long Island Modernism 1930-1980: A Book Talk

Based on her architectural field survey for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Caroline Rob Zaleski’s new illustrated book Long Island Modernism: 1930-1980 documents the proliferation and diversity of modern architecture on the island as it became a suburban place.

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30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony a Success!

We were thrilled to hold our 30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony in the Park Avenue Armory’s Veterans Room, an interior landmark designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The intact room has been described as “Greek, Moorish, and Celtic with a dash of the Egyptian, the Persian, and the Japanese.” A fitting setting for FRIENDS to recognize the fine restoration, renovation, and advocacy work on the Upper East Side!

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FRIENDS to Receive Lucy G. Moses Award!

FRIENDS is thrilled to announce that we will be receiving the 2013 Preservation Organization Award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy!

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Goldberger’s Pharmacy, First Avenue & East 65th Street

New York Neon: A Book Talk

Join FRIENDS for an “illuminating” lecture on the iconic neon signs of New York City, including many on the Upper East Side. As this significant element of the cityscape quickly disappears, Thomas E. Rinaldi–architectural designer and co-author of Hudson Valley Ruins–is working to catalogue and preserve them.

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FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020