In case you missed it, here's the link to a terrific New York Times article that appeared this past week featuring FRIENDS advisory board member Andrew Dolkart. It's a virtual walking tour of Museum Mile, part of the Metropolitan Museum Historic District, and the second in a series of strolls of the city by Michael Kimmelman.
On the heels of of the news regarding 200 Amsterdam, we thought this to be a good time to talk to you about zoning and development.
From the New York City Council to the U.S. Supreme Court — it's been a year of stunning successes for FRIENDS!
At FRIENDS, we relish our role as your watchdog for the Upper East Side. We fight to protect everything you love about the neighborhood — the gorgeous architecture, the tree-lined streets, and the mom-and-pop businesses.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That's what I said when I saw this image showing the impact of two massive residential towers looming over a block of historic, elegant, five-story row houses like Behemoth Bookends.
On top of undercutting predictable development and the intent of zoning regulations, the inclusion of empty “mechanical” voids in the core of new buildings poses grave safety concerns for New York City’s firefighters and the citizens they protect every day.