Upper East Side
Carnegie Hill is located from 86th Street to 110th Street and from Lexington Avenue to Central Park.
Carnegie Hill was named after famous steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie. Today Carnegie Hill is home to magnificent townhouses near Central Park that rarely go on the market - their owners tend to hang on to them. Larger buildings in the area house prewar apartments of six or seven rooms, known as “Classic Sixes” and “Classic Sevens.”
Carnegie Hill feels like a grand village tucked away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Whether you’re walking on Park Avenue, or along a side street with its well-preserved brownstones, you’ll realize that Carnegie Hill is a truly special section of the city. Carnegie Hill boasts Museum Mile, home to ten world class museums including the Guggenheim and The Metropolitan Museum, The Jewish Museum and the 92nd Street Y as well as a few very well-known private schools. The area is mostly residential and borders the east side of Central Park. The 4 and 6 trains are right on the edge of the neighborhood.
Shopping is varied, which makes for gracious uptown living. Madison Avenue offers all kinds of designer fashion, even for babies and toddlers. Many of the local shopkeepers have been around for decades — and residents in the area tend to know each other’s names.
Roosevelt Island is a two-mile island in the East River running from Manhattan's East 46th to 85th Streets.
Roosevelt Island is a serene oasis with lots of green and breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Luxury doorman condos in high-rise buildings dot Roosevelt Island, which is a long, thin sliver in the East River just 700 feet from Manhattan Island proper. Many of the apartment buildings have their own playgrounds or gardens, and best of all, there’s a local shuttle bus to help you tool around Roosevelt Island itself.
Roosevelt Island has always been self-sufficient as far as retail, the Island has its own restaurants, dry cleaner and grocery store, and even a Starbucks coffee stores.
Roosevelt Island offer great outdoors which is one of Roosevelt Island’s biggest draws. With spacious parks, promenades for biking and running, playgrounds, ball fields, and a racquet club, you would never guess you were in New York City except for the sweeping views of the East Side, including the United Nations, the Chrysler Building, and the 59th Street Bridge. Getting to the city is quick and easy most residents take the Tram or the subway – 5 min ride.
Upper East is located from 57th Street to 96th Street, from the East River to Fifth Avenue, with Sutton Place and Carnegie Hill as separate enclaves.
Known to many as the most affluent and prestigious location in Manhattan, the Upper East Side is awash in elegance and culture. The Upper East Side is home to such charming neighborhoods as Carnegie Hill, Lennox Hill, East End Avenue and Yorkville. With many lush, tree-lined streets and avenues, the neighborhood is a delightful place to live. Cultural attractions include famous Museum Mile along Fifth Avenue which include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Frick Art Collection located in the Frick Mansion, among others. Given its many famous museums and art, the Upper East Side of Manhattan is one of the most celebrated areas in the country.
With many exclusive luxury apartments in co-ops and condos along Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue, there are also many beautiful townhouses that line the narrower streets. More reasonably priced apartments and homes can be found closer to the East Side River. Madison Avenue is host to some of the city's shopping including glamorous designer clothing stores such as Armani, Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Gianni Versace. And throughout the area, Chic, sleek trendsetting restaurants alternate with warm ethnic flavors. Other attributes of this locale include its proximity to Central Park and its numerous elite schools, of prime importance to families. The Dalton School, Chapin, and some of the best public schools in the city, such as P.S. 6, are all located here. While many families have understandably flocked here, more and more young professionals and singles are moving to the Upper East Side as well. Luxury new condo buildings include the Laurel, the Lucida, and the Brompton.
The Upper East Side contains a plethora of recreational offerings including Carl Schwartz Park, convenient to the Upper East Side sub-neighborhood known as Yorkville, and Asphalt Green, an athletic center with an Olympic-sized pool, which offers everything from swimming lessons to soccer matches. The shopping opportunities are as endless as the stock of apartments, from wonderful Upper East Side department stores (Bloomingdale’s and Barneys) to big marts with all kind of house wares for sale (Bed, Bath and Beyond and Gracious Home) to the perfect place to satisfy a sweet tooth (Dylan’s Candy Bar). On the Upper East Side, you can also make a day out of grocery shopping alone; be sure to stop by Grace’s, Eli’s, Schaller, Weber, and Lobel’s.