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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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Photos of our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony!

FRIENDS was delighted to hold our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at the Cosmopolitan Club on March 29, 2016. Be sure to check out the photos of this celebration,

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33rd Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, March 29th

We are pleased to hold our 33rd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Cosmopolitan Club.

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The lobby of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, winner of the 2015 Interior Award.

2016 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 Annual Meeting and Awards

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12th Annual Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award Dinner a Huge Success

More than 200 members of New York City’s philanthropic, preservation and civic communities gathered last evening at the Metropolitan Club as FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (FRIENDS)

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Saving Place: Fifty Years of NYC Landmarks

Join FRIENDS next Tuesday for a private tour of Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks at the Museum of the City of New York. The tour is free for

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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