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Join FRIENDS for Winter 2019 Events!

Calling all Yorkville fans! Did you miss FRIENDS of the Upper East Side’s launch party for our new book Shaped by Immigrants: A History of Yorkville? 

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2019 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 37th Annual Meeting and

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You’re Invited to the 15th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner!

Please join us as FRIENDS presents the 15th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side.

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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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VIDEOS

Sara Cedar Miller:
Book Talk: Before Central Park

Lucie Levine:
200 Years of Parks: Celebrating Frederick Law Olmsted

Bob Shaw and Lauri Pitkus:
Behind the Scenes: The Gilded Age

Lucie Levine:
Horsing Around the Upper East Side

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro:
Book Talk: Names of New York

Betsy Bober Polivy:
The Art of Walking Manhattan Sideways

Andrew Dolkart, Shelley Hayreh, Richard Roth Jr., and Emery Roth II:
Celebrating 150 Years of Emery Roth, Architect of Our City

Professor Penny Sparke:
A City In Good Taste: Elsie de Wolfe’s New York

Lucie Levine:
Back to School

Lucie Levine:
Putting People in the Buildings: Yorkville

Daniel Garodnick:
Saving Stuyvesant Town

Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin:
Can You Imagine: A Look at Never-Built projects on the Upper East Side

Paulina Bren:
The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

Betsy Bober Polivy:
Walking Manhattan Sideways

38th Annual Meeting & Awards

Lucie Levine:
Ada Louise Huxtable's New York

Tricia Foley:
The Lost Voice of Mary L Booth

Andrew Alpern 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