French pastry invasion
"Both Maison Kayser and Patisserie Payard recently opened across the street from each other. Both are on Third Avenue at 74th Street. And of course, Ladure is only a few blocks away on Madison. Better renew my Equinox membership."
The Upper East Side historically exemplifies serious landmark-type apartments but remains a neighborhood where a co-op or condo can be found for everyone. Strict co-ops (some with incredible Central Park views) continue to prevail in the Upper East Side from Park to Fifth Avenues, but there are plenty of studios, one- and two-bedroom condos, and rentals on the Upper East Side as well. New luxury condo buildings include 20 East End Avenue, inspired by the pre-war architecture of the Upper East Side, and Citizen360 which is committed to sustainable building practices.
The Upper East Side contains a plethora of recreational offerings including Carl Schurz Park adjoining the coveted East End Avenue enclave, 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 including Bloomingdale’s and Barney’s, to the perfect place to satisfy a sweet tooth like 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 Zabar’s, Schaller and Weber and of course, two new Whole Foods on 87th Street and Third Avenue and East 57th nearby. Dining options for both nourishment and social assemblages on the Upper East Side include special occasion destinations like Daniel, and Sarabeth’s and E.A.T. for a delicious breakfast, among many others.
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