Manhattan’s Upper East Side has long been a neighborhood synonymous with distinction. Minted by elites who settled there at the turn of the century, the neighborhood’s fashionable imprimatur is known worldwide. Attracted to the newly completed Central Park, The Vanderbilts, the Fricks, and the Whitneys marked their arrival with stately townhouses and mansions built by some of the foremost American architects.
In this era of great patronage, inspired by the cosmopolitan capitals of London and Paris, the Upper East Side flourished as the home to many new cultural and civic institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Academy Museum, and the Seventh Regiment Armory.
In the rows of Italianate brownstones, Beaux Arts mansions, limestone apartment buildings, and grand museums that line its blocks, the neighborhood’s storied architectural pedigree remains evident from every vantage.
Central Park has been one of New York City’s defining features since its completion in 1873 with its 843 acres of landscaped lawns, sylvan groves, and playgrounds providing endless respite from the city bustle.
With 58 miles of winding trails, residents can access some of the park’s most beloved destinations including The Great Lawn, The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, The Delacourt Theater, and The Loeb Boathouse.
Central Park’s 79th Street Transverse creates a direct connection to Lincoln Center’s New York City Ballet, and Metropolitan Opera, as well as the Theater District’s world-renowned Broadway productions.
Amidst the Upper East Side’s well-known landmarks are renowned culinary, cultural, and shopping destinations. World class retail along Madison Avenue, gourmet dining at fine restaurants, a collection of New York’s best art museums, and the city’s finest schools bring culture and convenience to this desirable neighborhood.
Residents are proximate to Madison Avenue’s famous retail corridor including nearby shops like Ralph Lauren, Missoni, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, and the New York flagships of Barneys New York, Hermès, Oscar de la Renta, and Loro Piana.
Nearby restaurants like Sant Ambroeus, The Mark Restaurant, Café Boulud, Via Quadronno, and Flora Bar are coveted local institutions. Fine art is mere moments away – only a short walk will lead residents to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met Breuer, Gagosian Gallery, and The Neue Galerie.
Close proximity to the nearby FDR Drive allows for expedient downtown commutes and seamless trips to local airports, the Hamptons and Connecticut.