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32nd Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday, March 17th

We are pleased to hold our 32nd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Cosmopolitan Club. The Regency Revival-style building was designed by architect Thomas Harlan Ellett in 1932 and

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February 18th: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Landmarks Law

Following the completion of Central Park, upper Fifth Avenue became New York City’s most desirable address, where prominent families constructed opulent mansions.

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February 4th: Interiors, A Book Talk

We are pleased to welcome interior designer Sandra Nunnerley for a book talk and signing as she presents a new collection of her work, Interiors.

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The Board of Officers Room at the Park Avenue Armory, winner of the 2014 Renaissance Award

2015 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 Ceremony.

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December 9th: Georg Jensen Book Talk

Georg Jensen, a new book by renowned entrepreneur and design curator Murray Moss explores the illustrious history of the preeminent luxury silver brand.

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Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

Photos from our Roosevelt Island Walking Tour!

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

Roosevelt Island, A Walking Tour

Last spring FRIENDS visited Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, now join us for the northern route! The island’s history is as varied as its many

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Temple Emanu-El

Guastavino at the Museum of the City of New York: Museum Visit

Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile is a major exhibition exploring the innovations the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company (1889-1962) brought to the science and art

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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