Madison Avenue at 63rd Street. Photo by Trix Rosen

Upper East Side City Council District 4
Candidates’ Forum

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
6:30 pm
House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
Free, RSVP here.

New York’s 51 City Council seats are up for election this year with party primaries on September 12th and the general election on November 7th.

On Wednesday, August 30th, meet the candidates running for the open seat in District 4, currently represented by Dan Garodnick, who has reached his term limit.

Hear the candidates discuss historic preservation, the threat of overdevelopment, and the land issues you care about. Learn how they plan to preserve the quality of life and   character of our neighborhoods.

This event will be moderated by Gina Pollara, Senior Advisor at ReThinkNYC.

Get to know the candidates so you can make your voice heard at the primary election on September 12th! To read more about the field of candidates, click HERE for Gotham Gazette‘s coverage.

Send your questions to the candidates to us in advance, and RSVP by clicking HERE or by calling Carnegie Hill Neighbors at 212-996-5520. Space is limited. Arrive early to guarantee a seat!

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Photo by Malcom Brown Photography


will proudly present



Ann Pyne

Monday, September 25th
6:30 p.m. Cocktails
7:30 p.m. Dinner

The Metropolitan Club
1 East 60th Street

New York City

Click HERE to purchase tickets or to make a contribution.


Helena & Roman Martinez, Co-Chairs
Dailey & Gordon Pattee, Co-Chairs
Barbara & Tom Israel, Vice-Chairs
Janine & Tom Hill, Vice-Chairs
Kitty & Tom Kempner, Vice-Chairs
Alexandra & Philip Howard, Vice-Chairs



Located on Fifth Avenue and 70th Street, the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial by Daniel Chester French is a refined celebration of painting, sculpture and architecture. Seen on the cover, this setting is an apt embodiment of the recipient of FRIENDS’ 2017 Ambassador to the Upper East Side AwardAnn Pyne, whose love for art and beauty motivates her work.

Decorator of many Upper East Side homes, mentor to young, talented designers, and preservationist in heart, soul and action… This, in a nutshell, describes the recipient of FRIENDS’ 2017 Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award, Ann Pyne.  In fact, her photo on the cover, set on Fifth Avenue at the Richard Morris Hunt Memorial by Daniel Chester French, with its celebration of painting, sculpture and architecture, encapsulates Ann’s love of art and beauty.

Since 2002, Ann has been a Partner of McMillen Inc. Interior Design and Decoration, the oldest design firm in America, founded in 1924 by Eleanor McMillen Brown. Ann’s mother, the legendary designer Betty Sherrill, began at McMillen two weeks after Ann was born and worked there for 62 years. Ann has been the firm’s President since 2012. Under her leadership, McMillen continues to be celebrated internationally for combining old school decorating with modern relevance.

A dedicated preservationist, Ann is committed to the safeguarding of the architecture of the Upper East Side. She has also been spurred to activism in the Village of Southampton where her efforts have sought to protect the historic character of the community and curb the spread of overdevelopment.

Ann has a Masters degree in Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center, as well as an MFA in Writing and an MA in English and American Literature, both from Columbia University. Prior to interior design, Ann taught literature at the Chapin School, authored a book of short stories published by Alfred Knopf, and has been a longtime collector of aesthetic-period furniture and ceramics.

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