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Living In: Upper East Side


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This page refers specifically to the area known as the Upper East Side neighborhood, which is actually part of the larger Upper East Side "zone," or area, that contains several neighborhoods, one of which is also called the Upper East Side. Confusing? Just a little. Many Upper East Side apartment buildings are known for their elegance and exclusiveness: luxury doorman apartments, both rentals and condos, can be found lining narrow, tree-lined side streets as well as the majestic boulevards of Fifth and Park Avenues. But if the multi-million dollar price tags on these exclusive for-sale NY apartments are out of your range, there are still plenty of options in the area. In fact, east of Lexington Avenue in the 70s, 80s and 90s, you'll find many affordable Upper East Side apartments, perfect for young families or single professionals, with cultural venues, restaurants, schools, and supermarkets nearby. One of the great advantages of living in an Upper East Side apartment is the walking distance to Museum Mile, which stretches from the 80’s and 90’s and attracts visitors from all over the world. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim both neighbor Upper East Side apartments. Roam the Met from the Great Hall (the main entrance) through the spectacular atriums and galleries, shops, and possibly a special exhibition or event. In Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a ramp spirals down past displays of the current exhibitions. Also popular along Museum Mile is Andrew Carnegie’s former home, which is now the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, displaying drawings, textiles, furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, and woodwork. Upper East Side apartments also neighbor the Whitney Museum of American Art, focusing on contemporary artists and their work; the Neue Galerie Museum of German and Austrian Art which, among other wonders, houses the largest collection of Klimts in town. The American Folk Art Museum, The Frick Collection, and the Museum of the City of New York, are all across the street from Central Park's uncrowded and quite spectacular Conservatory Garden. Between Central Park and the East River, and convenient to many Upper East Siders, is a variety of restaurants and cuisines for both moderate and expensive dining. On the pricey side there is the Venetian Renaissance dining room of the four-star Daniel, the elegant bistro Café Boulud, and Aureole, with it's creative and sublime American menu. Touted in all the travel guides are Sfoglia, which specializes in Northern Italian cuisine; and Sushi Seki, open until the wee hours. Erminia, a tiny, atmospheric place and Jojo, a bistro in a townhouse, are rated as moderate in price. No matter your mood or budget, there is plenty of fabulous food among Upper East Side apartments.

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Schools

  • Bureau For Hunter Coll Campus
  • Jhs 167 R. F. Wagner Jhs
  • Manhattan Intntl Hs
  • Ps 151 Eleanore Roosevelt Scho
  • Ps 158 Baylord Taylor School
  • Ps 169 Robert F. Kennedy Schoo
  • Ps 183 R. L. Stevenson School
  • Ps 190 Early Chldhd Ctr
  • Ps 198 Isador & Ida Straus Sch
  • Ps 290
  • Ps 6
  • Richard R Green Hs Of Teaching
  • Talent Unlimited Hs
  • Vanguard Hs

Parks

  • 14 Honey Locusts Park
  • Andrew Haswell Green Park
  • Asphalt Green
  • Carl Schurz Park
  • East River Walk
  • John Jay Park
  • Park Avenue Malls
  • Queensboro Oval
  • Ruppert Park
  • Samuel Seabury Playground
  • St. Catherine's Park
  • Tramway Plaza
  • Twenty-Four Sycamores Park

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