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[GIG] Interactive Website Project – Looking for Designer/Developer

Interactive Website Project – Looking for Designer/Developer

Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, founded in 1982, is an independent, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy, livability, and sense of place of the Upper East Side.

Following our recent success in expanding the Upper East Side Historic District, FRIENDS has launched a historic resource survey ofYorkville. We began broadly, studying a wide swath of the Upper East Side from 59th-96th Streets, Lexington Avenue to the East River. Volunteers record basic building information, such as address, block and lot, number of stories, window type, building material and style. Our surveyors also take digital photos of each building. We input all of this information into an Access database.

The result of this survey will be a comprehensive digital inventory of practically every building on the Upper East Side.  Our goal is to disseminate our research via an interactive website, which will include historical narratives and photographs, as well as a database of individual buildings searchable by address, date of construction, architect and other data. The site should be easily updated as new information becomes available.

This effort will be the latest in our tradition of exhibits that combine educational material with preservation advocacy: “The Other Upper East Side: A Diverse Architectural Heritage,”  “Modern Architecture on the Upper East Side: Landmarks of The Future,” and “Lexington Avenue Exhibit” (  It will serve as a model to other community groups, as preservationists everywhere begin to take advantage of 21st century technology to share histories with new audiences.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Kelly
Executive Director

Friends of the Upper East Side
Historic Districts
966 Lexington Avenue, #3E
New York, NY 10021