This neighborhood of impeccable 19th-century townhouses and impossibly elegant shops used to be super-quiet and Park Avenue staid. It’s still like that, but has become newly fresh, with lively bars and restaurants attracting a crowd of celebrities and neighborhood denizens. The line-up of museums along Fifth Avenue (the world-class Metropolitan Museum of Art), easy access to Central Park, plus the brand-new Second Avenue subway make the “Upper East” the choice of discerning New Yorkers.
Neighbors who appreciate quiet and good manners.
A genteel neighborhood that hasn’t changed very much.
Weekends in Central Park, museum hopping and exploring the tranquil side streets.
What's Not There
Artsy, vibrant street life. OR Anything very extreme.
Boundaries59th St to 96th StThe East River to Fifth AvePopulation Density206,908