Welcome to the Upper East Side
Central Park East, or the Upper East Side, is a luxurious neighborhood in Manhattan promoting idyllic living opportunities for those moving to Central Park, New York. This iconic community stretches from E 96th Street to E 59th Street and is one of Manhattan’s largest locales. Central Park East includes the neighborhoods of Yorkville and Lenox Hill. Its ample green space, views of Central Park and New York City’s dazzling skyline, walkable central location ideal for commuters, eclectic mix of housing options, and upscale eateries and shops make it an attractive destination for families and young professionals. This affluent area has played host to America’s most famous families, including the Kennedys, Roosevelts, Carnegies, and Rockefellers.
Renowned amenities and everyday conveniences are located in and around Central Park East, which can easily be accessed by the nearby 4, B, and C subway lines. Ultramodern hospitals, spas, museums, parks, high-end dining restaurants, and luxury designers are a quick walk or subway connection away.
Central Park East is home to luxurious real estate options, especially on Fifth, Madison, and Park Avenue. High-rise apartments, state-of-the-art condominiums, and charming brownstone properties bring a vibrant, lively ambiance to the area, while Yorkville’s quiet residential areas provide a sense of peace to an otherwise bustling metropolitan space.
What to Love
- Proximity to renowned NYC destinations like The Met, Cooper Hewitt, and Central Park
- Glamorous and luxurious living options
- Nightlife on Second Avenue
Central Park East offers a calm and peaceful life compared with the fast-paced lifestyle of other Manhattan areas. Its accessibility to great cafes, upscale boutiques, theaters, and world-class museums makes it a perfect place for young professionals, students, and families to set down roots.
Central Park is a natural playground for residents of Central Park East. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities available to them here, and locals enjoy spending time at the park, whether it’s just a quick stroll, a picnic lunch, or a relaxing yoga session.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Central Park East's dining scene is filled with upscale restaurants and charming shops perfect for grabbing lunch or a drink with friends. Start your day with a charming cup of coffee from Ralph's Coffee. French fare like whole roasted duck, moules frites, and steak tartare are served in Little Frog’s bistro. Of course, no visit to Central Park East is complete without a stop at Teranga, whose West African cuisine is out of this world. Kaia Wine Bar’s traditional South African food attracts customers by the droves to its location on 3rd Avenue, but its extensive wine list is what keeps them coming back for more.
Shopping in and around Central Park East offers an incredible retail experience. Exclusive outlets like Bergdorf Goodman are available and provide an array of high-end apparel, while the infamous Madison Avenue is home to over 150 luxury designers, including Hermes and Tom Ford.
Things to Do
A visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is enough to make you fall in love with Central Park East. Its grand setting is home to some of the world's most excellent ancient and contemporary art collections. Uncover its secrets by visiting galleries like Cubiculum, which exhibits the preserves of a bedroom originally built in 50-40 B.C, or Astor Court, which is home to numerous displays about the Ming Dynasty.
Get up close and personal with exotic animals from around the world at the Central Park Zoo, or stop by the Guggenheim Collection Museum, whose exterior is shaped like a bee hive.
Central Park East is home to numerous highly-regarded schools, including:
P.S. 77 Lower Lab School
East Side Middle School
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