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Manhattan’s historic Upper East Side is one of the city’s most colorful and exciting yet quiet neighborhoods. It is one of the most expensive areas to live and is home to the city’s most luxurious shopping. As expected of Manhattan, there's plenty of options when it comes to fun things to do in the Upper East Side.
The area is commonly regarded as the area between Central Park and the East River running from E. 59th St. to E. 96th St.
Many of the city’s most prestigious and well known museums are located here along what is commonly known as Museum Mile. This stretch of Fifth Avenue runs from E. 82nd St. to E. 104th St. The Solomon R. Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jewish Museum of New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art all call this area home.
You’ll find no more intense retail therapy than the 1.5 miles along Madison Avenue from E. 57th St to E. 86th. Many of the world’s greatest designers have chosen the Upper East Side as a home for their flagship boutiques. Every shopper’s fantasy comes alive as boutiques featuring Alexander McQueen, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Christian Louboutin, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Michael Kors, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and Valentino line the street. The Upper East Side's shopping options are some of the most luxurious in all of New York City!
Most of these shops and boutiques are located on the ground floor of residential buildings which helps to maintain a very cozy and relaxed atmosphere throughout the area.
Some of the city’s finest art galleries and collections can also be found along Madison Avenue. Here the Acquavella, Dominique Levy and Gagosian galleries proudly display their collections for art enthusiasts.
To compliment all of these sensory pleasures, there are many exciting dining options available featuring various cuisines and settings that capture and incorporate the personality of the neighborhood. Several world renowned chefs. such as Daniel Boulud, have chosen to locate their most impressive dining rooms in the Upper East Side.
The Upper East side has historically been a nerve center for NYC high society. The Rockefellers, Roosevelts, Carnegies and Kennedys have all lived here. Current stars Madonna and Mariah Carey both have residences in this area. There's at least one Upper East Side socialite that you'll know!
The history and charm of the area can be felt in each and every block. Once you’ve had the pleasure of experiencing the neighborhood you’ll understand why it is a such an integral part of New York City.
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