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Get to know Carnegie Hill

Unlike the iconic musical institution with a similar name, you only need to take the 4, 5, or 6 Train to 86th Street in order to get to Carnegie Hill. Perhaps not as well-known in name, Carnegie Hill is certainly familiar to all as a wondrous piece of the Upper East Side that stretches from 86th to 96th and Third Avenue to the edge of Central Park. With limitless access to the park’s emerald greens, plus a portion of the famed Museum Mile and waterside views over the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir to its name, Carnegie Hill embodies and concentrates the essence of what elevates the UES to the status it maintains. Stunning homes within this rarified rectangular region are also likely to turn heads: refined townhouses, luxurious condominiums, and even the occasional mansion.

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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 is still populated with 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.