The Upper East Side is known for its world-famous museums, elite schools, luxury boutiques and close proximity to Central Park. The Upper East Side is home some of the city’s wealthiest families, yet just east of Lexington Avenue, the neighborhood can be surprisingly affordable.
Mansions and huge prewar buildings are abundant in the East Sixties and East Seventies, and on and near Fifth and Park Avenues. Madison Avenue shopping features high-end shops including Prada, TSE, Judith Ripka, Betsey Johnson, Valentino, Tom Ford, Armani and Carolina Herrera. The Upper East Side has endless places to dine, such as the famous Serendipity III, Daniel, Café Boulud and Coco Pazzo, where celebrities can frequently be spotted. The “Museum Mile” is lined with world-renowned museums, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, The Jewish Museum, the Asia Society, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, to name a few.