Carol Staab
Associate Broker
Douglas Elliman
111 Fifth Avenue
New York , NY 10003

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Upper East Side

This elegant neighborhood has long been synonymous with affluence and refinement. The parts of Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue that run through the Upper East Side feature some of the highest-priced properties in Manhattan. Most of the residential buildings here have a distinct historic charm, having been built between the late 1800s and the 1930s.

The Upper East Side extends from 60th Street to 96th Street and from Central Park to the East River. The park provides the neighborhood with stunning views and countless recreational opportunities. Madison Avenue features upscale shopping and dining, while Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue is home to some of New York’s most prized art and culture destinations.

  • Carnegie Hill

    Carnegie Hill is an Upper East Side neighborhood between 86th Street and 96th Street going south to north, and between Fifth and Lexington Avenues going west to east. It is the residential choice of many families because it is home to many large apartment buildings and many of the top private schools in the city.

    The area gets its name from the great mansion and fenced garden built by steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, on Fifth Avenue between 90th and 91st Streets. The property has since been converted into the National Design Museum.

    Carnegie Hill features a mix of excellently restored prewar apartment buildings, some modern towers, and classic townhouses. The district is in a historically landmarked area so new developments need to proceed with care. There are many fine boutiques on Madison Avenue and familiar chain stores on Lexington, The neighborhood also features a collection of charming restaurants, including Morini, an upscale Italian restaurant.

    Carnegie Hill is known for the “Museum Mile”, which includes its crown jewel, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The neighborhood also enjoys a coveted proximity to Central Park.

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