Upper East Side
Conveniently situated between Central Park and the East River, the Upper East Side sometimes feels like two different neighborhoods. On the west side, you will find some of the grandest and meticulously maintained pre-war co-ops, brownstones and townhouses with some of the highest price tags in the City. High-end fashion boutiques and upscale eateries can be found along Madison Avenue. Lexington Avenue has historically served as the approximate border between the neighborhood’s two halves. East of Lex, you will find the avenues and side streets studded with post-war mid- and high-rise apartment buildings, many of which come at more reasonable prices. While references to the Upper East Side in pop culture have often alluded to its concentration of some of the wealthiest people in the country, east of Third Avenue has long been home to some of NYC’s most affordable homes. The opening of the first phase of the 2nd Avenue subway, however, has enhanced demand for the eastern blocks of the neighborhood once deemed too far from transit, leading to a material increase in prices.
It took almost 100 years to make the Second Avenue Subway a reality. The line was originally proposed in 1919, and the first phase of the line (from 72nd to 96th) was not opened until January 1, 2017.
What We Love
The new Q train!! Central Park, the library at The Frick, hanging out on the steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art