City Living: Upper East Side
At the northern reaches of the Upper East Side, in the 90s until East 96th Street, reasonably priced restaurants and bars and family-geared attractions breathe new life into the area, giving this neighborhood a welcoming feel.
A walk down one of the Upper East Sides pristine avenues or tree-lined sidewalks will take you past world famous museums, centuries-old brownstones and tony shops and eateries. It may feel like a movie scene, and thats because often it is.
From Martin Scorseses adaptation of Edith Whartons The Age of Innocence to Gossip Girl, the image of the high-society Upper East Side has remained strong in popular culture. But theres more to this neighborhood than its dated reputation as a haven for bluebloods and ladies-who-lunch.
The interesting thing about the Upper East Side is, more so than other neighborhoods, you get these sub-neighborhoods, like Carnegie Hill and Yorkville, says Lauren Cangiano, a real estate broker with Halstead for more than 25 years. Each area has its own flavor.
The 25-year resident of Carnegie Hill, which runs from 86th to 96th streets between Fifth and Third avenues, also added that like many areas of the Upper East Side, real estate differs on either side of Third Avenue in the 90s.
Generally speaking, east of Third, you can mostly get more space for your dollar, she said. There is a lot less new construction closer to the park, and the price points for available inventory are significantly higher.
Luckily for both buyers and sellers, the Upper East Side is experiencing a healthy market, with some real estate professionals comparing it to the 2007 boom.
In February through June of this year, the Upper East Side market was wild, Cangiano explained. It reflected conditions in the height of the market, with people in lines around the block for open houses.
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6 train to 96th Street, 4 after 11 p.m. More »
M2, M3, M4, M15, M31, M96, M101, M102, M103, M106 More »
New York Public Library, 112 E. 96th St. More »
United States Post Office, 1617 Third Ave. More »
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