A Beaux-Arts style rowhouse designed by D. & J. Jardine and built in 1876-77 and altered by Ernest Flagg in 1903-04. Application is to construct rooftop and rear yard additions, and excavate the rear yard.
CB8 Hearing: 09/08/15 (front facade approved, rooftop & rear facade disapproved) LPC Hearing: 10/13/15
On October 7th FRIENDS released a neighborhood study which proposes 12 recommendations to preserve the community character, local businesses, affordable housing, and architectural legacy of the five diverse neighborhoods that make up the Upper East Side. Read the report by clicking the thumbnail to the left or learn more here.
Watch this short film which celebrates the diversity of the Upper East Side, while also introducing the challenges our neighborhood may face going forward.The Upper East Side: A Framework for the Future of Five Neighborhoods FRIENDS remains steadfast in its pro-active commitment to preserve the character of the Upper East Side in spite of development pressures stemming from the completion of the Second Avenue Subway, the City Planning Commission’s proposed zoning changes, and existing permissible zoning on the avenues. At this event, we will review the findings of a new, detailed neighborhood study, conducted byBFJ Planning and commissioned by FRIENDS, which identifies the character of our community, and makes policy recommendations that aim to maintain its diversity, livability, and capacity for sensitive growth for future generations. Elected officials (State Senator Liz Krueger and Council Member Benjamin Kallos confirmed) will be on hand to listen to your concerns about how unchecked development could undermine the Upper East Side’s unique sense of place. Wednesday, October 7th 6:30 p.m. Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street Free, RSVP required Please click here to register.
Reporting to the President and Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads all preservation and planning advocacy initiatives, including the review of Landmarks Preservation Commission applications and land use policies affecting the Upper East Side. Representing the organization to the public at large, the Executive Director manages relationships with community partners, residents, institutions, government, and the press while also organizing all communications and outreach via print and online publications.
The Executive Director coordinates all fundraising efforts, including, but not limited to, grant applications, membership management, and the annual benefit gala.The Executive Director oversees all programming including special preservation projects, walking tours, symposia, exhibits, and an annual meeting and awards ceremony.
The Executive Director is responsible for day to day management of the organization, including staff, interns, volunteers, and consultants; financial reports and accounting; and general administration.
This position requires a high-energy, motivated person who is extremely knowledgeable about historic preservation and land use policy in New York City. The candidate must have strong communication skills, be comfortable with public speaking, and be able to work with multiple constituencies including public policy makers. An advanced degree in historic preservation or related field is required. The candidate must also have strong administration skills with meticulous attention to detail and a high level of computer proficiency. Experience in fundraising and knowledge of the administrative aspects of running a non-profit is essential.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 200 members of New York City’s philanthropic, preservation and civic communities gathered last evening at the Metropolitan Club as FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts (FRIENDS) honored renowned pianist and bandleader Peter Duchin at its twelfth annual award dinner. Proceeds from the event will support FRIENDS as it seeks to preserve the architectural legacy and livability of the Upper East Side, safeguarding the character of the neighborhood and advocating for sound preservation policy in New York City. The dinner had more than doubled its original fundraising goal, and raised $260,000 for the organization.
Mr. Duchin received the organization’s Ambassador to the Upper East Side Award for embodying the spirit of the Upper East Side. America’s preeminent dance-band leader, he serves as an Honorary Member of the New York State Council on the Arts, Honorary Board Chair of Glimmerglass Opera, and as a Board member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Manhattan School of Music, Dreamyard and Citizen’s Committee of New York City.
“Peter Duchin is a true ambassador who embodies the spirit of the Upper East Side, both festive and serious,” said Franny Eberhart, President of the FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. “We are delighted to honor him for his many contributions as a dedicated member of our community, and as a champion of the distinct character of the Upper East Side.”
Philip & Alexandra Howard served as the event Chairs. Serving as Vice Chairs are O. Kelley & Brenda Anderson, Kent Barwick, Tony Kiser & Lisa Atkin, and William & Katharine Rayner.
The gala took place at the Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street in Manhattan. The evening featured the premiere of a short film celebrating the Upper East Side’s diversity from its little-known immigrant roots to its famed gold coast, highlighting the challenges it will face going forward.
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