Hear City Council Candidates’ Plans for OUR Neighborhood – Candidates’ Forum August 30th
Madison Avenue at 63rd Street. Photo by Trix Rosen
Upper East Side City Council District 4
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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!
Moving Uptown: German-American Culture at the Turn of the 20th Century
Moving Uptown: German-American Culture
at the Turn of the 20th Century
The Lower East Side’s Kleindeutschland and the Upper East Side’s Yorkville At the Historic Sixth Street Community Synagogue
Wednesday June 21st
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
323 East 6th St. (between First and Second Avenues)
Tickets: $12 general public / $10 for LESPI and Synagogue members
Seats are limited, purchase tickets HERE.
Come for a wonderful evening:
- Tour of the Sixth Street Community Synagogue Center, with Dr. Elissa Sampson. The synagogue, founded in 1940, resides in what was originally the German-American St. Mark’s Church (1848).
- Illustrated lectures on:
- An informal reception with light kosher refreshments.
During the decades around the turn of the 20th century, waves of German-Americans left their homes in the East Village/Lower East Side’s Kleindeutschland and headed north to Yorkville. This migration started with the construction of the Second Avenue El train in 1874, and accelerated with the terrible General Slocum Steamship disaster on June 15, 1904, when over a thousand people died during an outing sponsored by St. Mark’s Church on East 6th St.
Although most German-Americans have since dispersed from both neighborhoods, it’s still possible to see traces of this remarkable culture, such as at the German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse building (1889) on St. Mark’s Place; Ottendorfer Library (1884) on Second Ave. at St. Mark’s Pl.; St. Joseph’s Church on East 87th St. (1895); and the century-old Heidelberg Restaurant on 2nd Ave. near East 85th St.
For more info contact Richard at info@LESPI-nyc.org or 347-827-1846.
Discovering Deco in our Neighborhood
Outside of 895 Park Avenue, designed in 1929-30 by Sloan & Robertson.
Despite the rainy weather, a group of Deco devotees joined FRIENDS and tour guide Anthony W. Robins on a tour of the Upper East Side’s Art Deco architecture. Robins is the author of the newly-released book New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. Although a bit more elusive than in other neighborhoods, the Upper East Side has many Art Deco gems which capture the forward-thinking aesthetic of the time. Highlights included an apartment building by Raymond Hood (who contributed to the design of Rockefeller Center), a 1930 townhouse that was one of only four townhouses built in Manhattan that year, the elegant Carlyle Hotel, as well as a few unexpected Deco buildings in Yorkville. Although the Art Deco style may be few and far between on the Upper East Side, these impressive buildings are not to be missed! Check out the full walking tour in Robins’ book, available now!