Voiding the Voids on the Upper East Side
FRIENDS has been sounding the drum about the mechanical void loophole for over two years, along with sustained joint efforts from civic-minded advocacy groups like Landmark West!, the Municipal Art Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, and CIVITAS, as well as invaluable and tireless support from our fellow local champion, Council Member Ben Kallos.
Make your voice heard! Tell Governor Cuomo to protect East Side parks
In December, FRIENDS filed a lawsuit alongside the Municipal Art Society, Carnegie Hill Neighbors, and CIVITAS in order to prevent the City from alienating a public park, the much-loved Marx Brothers Playground, to facilitate a massive, 1.3 million square foot private development that will rise over 700-feet on the site.
Fighting Super Tall Towers with FRIENDS
Council Member Ben Kallos hosted a panel discussion about fighting superscrapers on Thursday, July 23rd.
30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony – SOLD OUT
We are pleased to hold our 30th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony in the Park Avenue Armory’s Veterans Room, an interior landmark designed by Louis C. Tiffany. The intact room has been described as “Greek, Moorish, and Celtic with a dash of the Egyptian, the Persian, and the Japanese.”