For thirty years, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts has been dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

Current Initiatives

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS reviews every Upper East Side Certificate of Appropriateness item before the Landmarks Preservation Commission, offering advisory testimony at each public hearing. Click here for more information.


A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE OF FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS
In the context of change and uncertainty propelled by the construction of the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway, FRIENDS commissioned BFJ Planning to examine the parts of the Upper East Side most vulnerable to out-of-scale development.  Click here to read our study and recommendations.

UPPER EAST SIDE STUDY

 

PRIVATELY OWNED PUBLIC SPACES
The Upper East Side contains a total of 73 Privately Owned Public Spaces, a vital source of open space in our neighborhoods. FRIENDS encourages the implementation of improvements in these unique spaces, which are valuable public assets.

PRIVATELY OWNED PUBLIC SPACES

 

CITY & SUBURBAN HOMES FIRST AVENUE ESTATE
FRIENDS has been fighting to save the City & Suburban Homes First Avenue Estate for decades. Click here for more information about the recent hardship application.


Neighborhood Associations

The Upper East Side boasts a number of neighborhood associations that advocate for our community. Click the link below for a current directory of these associations.

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS