New York

Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is filled with huge, luxury residences.

Where the City's Wealthiest Blocks Meet Its Toniest Shopping and Top Museums

This is the New York of the movies: Genteel streets lined with mansions, apartment buildings with uniformed doormen whistling for cabs, and institutions founded by New York's most elite families.

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At a Glance

  • Hot address: The 1799 Gracie Mansion became the official residence of the Mayor of New York in 1942.
  • Screen time: The Jeffersons' "deluxe apartment in the sky" is at 185 E. 85th St.; Holly Golightly's pad is at 169 E. 71st St.
  • Famous faces: Woody Allen, Spike Lee, Madonna and Joan Rivers are among the many celebs who lived here.

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About Upper East Side

The Upper East Side — located between Central Park's eastern edge and the East River — contains some of the city's wealthiest blocks and an abundance of cultural institutions. A dense mix of families, retirees and young college grads call it home. World-class museums and high-end boutiques coexist comfortably with mom-and-pop shops and locally owned restaurants. Side streets are lined with brownstones and low-rise buildings, while the avenues are packed with high-rise apartment towers. Read More [+]

LIVING in Manhattan

New York's Best Shopping Streets

New York’s Best Shopping Streets

If the ladies of Sex and the City taught us anything, it’s that New York City is one of the best shopping cities on the planet. Manhattan is rightfully famous for its glossy, perfume-scented department stores and high-end boutiques Read More »


The Modern salmon and beef

Where to Dine Around Top New York Museums

Dining before or after a museum visit is often an unplanned affair—with hungry visitors resorting to chain cafes, corner pizza joints or—worse yet—dirty water dogs, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read More »

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