Carnegie Hill Commerce & Culture
Perhaps predictably, Carnegie Hill’s name is derived from its most famous resident — Andrew Carnegie. In 1902, America’s foremost steel baron moved into his newly-built home on 91st and Fifth. This choice set off a wave of sorts as other opulent residences (now historic structures) were subsequently built, and the area’s now-celebrated character took root. These days, Carnegie’s mansion houses the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, which honors all things design from its location along the renowned Museum Mile. Also in Carnegie Hill’s slice of that cultural thoroughfare: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Frank Lloyd Wright’s cylindrical design for The Guggenheim is iconic and as much an attraction as the renowned art exhibitions within it. Though small, Carnegie Hill still has its fair share of fantastic eateries. And with countless more waiting in the greater Upper East Side — plus world-renowned shopping destinations, prominent cultural institutions, and Central Park — excitement is always at Carnegie Hill’s doorstep.