FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
is continuing our work to expand the Upper East Side Historic District and we need your help! Our goal is to celebrate and protect the significant architecture of Lexington Avenue between East 60th and 75th Streets and the nearby picturesque residential side streets. Lexington Avenue, one of New York City's great main streets
, is such an important artery on the Upper East Side, yet surprisingly much of it is not included in the existing historic district.
What does the future hold for Lexington Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood? If you believe in appropriate development while maintaining the low scale, sense of place and historic architecture of our neighborhood, then we urge you to join FRIENDS, your neighbors and our elected officials in supporting the expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District!For a map of the district and more information, visit http://www.friends-ues.org/
Dear Chairman Robert Tierney,
We the undersigned are in support of an expansion of the Upper East Side Historic District to include the special and irreplaceable qualities of Lexington Avenue between East 60th and East 75th Streets and the nearby picturesque residential side streets.
I urge the New York City Landmarks Commission to act quickly and designate this architecturally significant and historically important district. Only thorugh designation will this neighborhood's historic architecture, sense of place and low scale be protected from further demolition and damaging alterations.
Thank you for your consideration.