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A Warm and Festive Evening at FRIENDS 14th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner

On Monday, September 25th, 250 friends from around the city gathered to honor the incomparable Ann Pyne at our Fourteenth Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner. Since

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Ann Pyne

FRIENDS Announces our 2017 Ambassador to the Upper East Side!

From 1939-1941, every building in New York City’s Five Boroughs was documented in a series of Tax Photos through a joint effort by the Works Progress Administration and the New

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Moving Uptown

Moving Uptown: German-American Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century

During the decades around the turn of the 20th century, waves of German-Americans left their homes in the East Village/Lower East Side’s Kleindeutschland and headed north to Yorkville. 

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Save NY Summit

Save New York Summit: Thursday, June 22nd

The scale of New York is being drastically changed – not just in Midtown Manhattan, but in neighborhoods throughout the city.

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2017 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 34th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

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Check out FRIENDS’ Fall Events!

Check out our rundown of FRIENDS fall events!

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FRIENDS Announces our 2016 Ambassador to the Upper East Side!

FREINDS announces O. Kelley Anderson as 2016's Ambassador of the Upper East Side! Raised in a historic house on Beacon Hill, Kelley Anderson is both an erudite embodiment of the

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Join FRIENDS for our Spring Events!

What was it like to live in Yorkville when 86th Street was known as German Broadway, when the smell of hops from the Ruppert and Ehret’s breweries filled the air,

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VIDEOS

Andrew Aplern and Simon Fieldhouse:
Door to Door: A Virtual Look at New York’s Posh Portals

Matt Postal:
From Park Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue: A Presidential View of the Upper East Side

Gary Lawrence:
New Year, Old World: Gilded Grandeur on the Upper East Side

Roberta Brandes Gratz and Anthony C. Wood:
It’s a Helluva Town: Joan K. Davidson, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, and the Fight for a Better New York

Dan Allen:
Historic Building Materials

Lucie Levine:
Upper East Side Hotels

Susan De Vries:
Building History Detectives

Susan Tunick:
Terra Cotta: Don't Take it for Granite!

Leigh Hallingby:
A Feminist Walk Through Harlem

Patrick Ciccone:
Bricks and Brownstone

Meredith Bergmann:
Monumental Women

Zachary Violette:
The Decorated Tenement

First Avenue Estate:
The Architectural, Social, and Cultural Context

First Avenue Estate:
The Legal Context and Significance

First Avenue Estate:
The Community Advocacy

First Avenue Estate:
Looking Forward

Family Walking Tour:
Historic Yorkville

Andrew Dolkart:
The Rowhouse Reborn

George Janes in:
How Do Supertowers Get So Tall?

A Perilous Path to Protection:
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of a Landmark

The Upper East Side:
A Framework for the Future of Five Neighborhoods

Shaped by Immigrants:
A History of Yorkville

FRIENDS of the Upper East Side 2020