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. Newer luxury condo buildings include the Laurel, with a world-class gym that would satisfy any athlete, the Lucida, and the Brompton.
Read More The Upper East Side contains a plethora of recreational offerings including Carl Schurz Park, convenient to the sub-neighborhood, 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, the new Whole Foods on 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. Read Less
The Museum Mile and much more
One can spend one day every two weeks in a different museum on the Upper East Side. Variety is the spice of life--the Hoppers at the Whitney, the Klimts at the Neue or the Kandinskys at the Guggenheim--all are neighbors who await my visit.
Local tips and information for going out in the Upper East Side from The Corcoran Group. Explore dining, shopping and nightlife.All Upper East Side tips