Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Upper East Side

An elegant, stylish neighborhood near to New York’s Central Park, fine restaurants and boutiques


An address on the Upper East Side has been a desirable asset for centuries. Names like Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Schermerhorn, and Lenox—ones familiar to anyone traveling around the city today—all secured their spot at one time or another. What was once vast farmland became subdivided by NYC’s street grid in the 19th century. Subsequently, construction began on the first wave of iconic apartments and townhouses, many of which continue to captivate us today. Removal of elevated train lines in the 1950s opened up even more rarefied air for New Yorkers to occupy, but worry not: extensive subway service continues to run beneath these glorious streets.
 
Elegant pre-war buildings. Stunning Central Park vistas. Iconic cultural institutions. Endless shopping options. The setting of countless books, films, and television shows. For those living there, however, it’s all those things and more: it’s home.
 
Refined and sophisticated, New York City’s Upper East Side is a coveted place to call home. Nestled between Central Park and the East River, this neighborhood offers a stately mix of landmarked brownstone blocks,  prewar cooperatives, and condominiums. Iconic Park and Fifth Avenue addresses are some of the most desirable residential choices in the world with views and service to match. An eclectic array of highly-rated restaurants, arts, and cultural attractions, and tranquil green spaces adds to its charm. 
 
Carnegie Hill is a special neighborhood near Central Park, extending from East 89th to 96th Street.  It is known for its friendly neighborhood vibe,  well cared for, landmarked brownstone blocks, local shops and restaurants, gourmet food purveyors, and two independent bookstores.  Easy access to Central Park’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, tennis courts, playing fields, and numerous opportunities for outdoor entertainment.
 

What to Love

 
  • A rich mix of townhouses, prewar coops, new developments and resale condos
  • Arts and cultural attractions, including Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile
  • Central Park
  • Carnegie Hill
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Boutique shopping experience

Local Lifestyle


Vibrant and posh, the Upper East Side is lined with designer stores, opulent residential dwellings, world-class restaurants, and almost every other convenience you could desire. Blocks from anywhere in the neighborhood is one of New York City’s most beloved destinations — Central Park. Spend your days basking in the beauty of this internationally-known green space. Throughout the neighborhood, residents can also tour nearby museums, and take in views of the East River.

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Discover an unparalleled selection of upscale shopping and highly-rated restaurants on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
 
Iconic choices include Cafe Carlisle, Bemelmans Bar, The Mark Restaurant, and Sant Ambroeus. Whatever cuisine you’re craving, find new favorite dishes at restaurants such as Amber 80st, Orsay, BLT Prime, Bella Blu, and Boqueria.
 
High-end, international brands such as Prada, Celine and Asprey mix with such iconic brand flagship stores as Ralph Lauren and smaller boutiques up and down iconic Madison Avenue.
 

Things to Do


The Upper East Side offers fun and enjoyable activities year-round for all ages and interests.
 
Seasonally, make it a priority to attend the Third Avenue Street Fair and Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile Festival

One of the best ways to learn about the Upper East Side is to visit its numerous attractions. Highlights include spots such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park’s Boat Pond, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, Carl Schurz Park, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie New York, and the Central Park Zoo.

 

 

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