Belvedere Castle & Paths
A Gothic style observation tower designed by Calvert Vaux and built in 1867, and adjacent pathways, within an English Romantic style public park designed in 1856 by Olmsted and Vaux. Application is to replace windows and doors. An additional application is to construct a pathway and walls for barrier free
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.
Call for Entries – 2014 Annual Awards
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.
Fifth Avenue vs. Central Park West: A Lecture with Barry Lewis
While the storied thoroughfares of Central Park West and Fifth Avenue both flank Central Park, their history and character are worlds apart.
The North Woods of Central Park: A Walking Tour
Designed to mimic the Adirondack Mountains and reflect the Hudson River School of painting, the leafy North Woods of Vaux and Olmsted’s Central Park enables visitors to escape from the bustling city.
Grand Army Plaza
A plaza originally established in the 1860s and expanded and redesigned by Carrere and Hastings in 1913-1916. Application is to regrade and reset paving.