Grand Army Plaza

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.

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Wild West Playground

Wild West Playground -- Central Park Scenic Landmark.

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Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle

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

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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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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.

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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.

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North Woods Central Park

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.

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