U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stahl an Appeal AGAIN
FRIENDS is thrilled to share the news that the U.S. Supreme Court has denied Stahl an appeal for the second time.
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.
Another Win for First Avenue Estate
In the Spring of 2017, FRIENDS led the effort of local and national preservation groups, along with elected officials, to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of New York in the ongoing battle to stop the demolition of two historic buildings, part of the City and Suburban Homes First Avenue Estate.
NYS Appellate Division Rules in Favor of LPC in First Avenue Estate Hardship Case!
Last spring FRIENDS led the effort of local and national preservation groups, along with elected officials, to file an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the City of New York in the ongoing battle to stop the demolition of two historic buildings, part of the City and Suburban Homes First
Preservation Groups Pen Joint Letter Urging Landmarks Chair to Rescind Proposed Rules Changes
On Friday, April 13, 2018, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, along with the City Club, Brooklyn Heights Association, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Historic Districts Council, LANDMARK WEST!, the Municipal Art Society of New York, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Society for the
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.
The Upper East Side Has a New Landmark!
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted on Tuesday, December 13th to designate the wooden house at 412 East 85th Street as the newest individual landmark on the Upper East Side.
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 best qualities of the Upper East Side, and a tenacious street fighter for its landmarks and historic districts.
Fighting Super Tall Towers with FRIENDS
Council Member Ben Kallos hosted a panel discussion about fighting superscrapers on Thursday, July 23rd.