Upper East Side

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View over the Upper East Side, September 2007

Upper East Side (German: Upper East Side ) denotes a neighborhood in the northeast of Manhattan in New York City , United States . The Upper East Side is traditionally considered to be the most expensive and wealthiest neighborhood in the city.


The Plaza Hotel marks the southwest corner of the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side extends south from the Plaza Hotel on Central Park on 59th Street to the end of Museum Mile on 96th Street . In the west the district borders on Central Park, in the east on the East River . The Upper East Side is considered the most elegant and posh neighborhood in New York. Central Park divides Manhattan between 59th Street in the south and 110th Street in the north into the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side . Nearby is the East 73rd Street Historic District .

The Upper East Side covers an area of ​​approx. 4.7 km², the streetscape is characterized by elegant townhouses, especially on the western side near Central Park . To the north and east, the neighborhood is a more common Manhattan middle-class neighborhood. The Upper East Side was also called the Silk Stocking District because of the rich population .

Museums and cultural institutions

Looking north from the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 5th Avenue
The Guggenheim Museum

The Upper East Side has several museums on Fifth Avenue between 70th Street and 110th Street that together make up the Museum Mile . These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art , the Guggenheim Museum , the Neue Galerie , the National Academy Museum , the Cooper Hewitt Museum for Design, the Jewish Museum and the Frick Collection . Southeast of Museum Mile is the Whitney Museum of American Art on Madison Avenue and 75th Street on the Upper East Side.

In addition, the Goethe-Institut is located on 83rd Street on the Upper East Side and the New York Road Runners are located in the townhouse at 9 East 89th Street - in a block also known as Fred Lebow Place.

Educational institutions

In addition to numerous schools, there are Rockefeller University , the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Hunter College on the Upper East Side.

As a film set

The district was and is a popular setting for the film industry. B. in the films Breakfast at Tiffany's , Live and Let Die , Men in BlackTwelve and Ice Cold Angels as well as in TV series such as The Nanny , Sex and the City and Gossip Girl . In addition, the Upper East Side is mentioned in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and is also used as a filming location.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. These are the 10 richest neighborhoods in NYC . In: Curbed NY . ( curbed.com [accessed August 28, 2018]).
  2. http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/skyline/2009/05/25/090525crsk_skyline_goldberger newyorker.com
  3. http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/about-us/50th-anniversary guggenheim.org
  4. http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=11248 nycgovparks.org

Web links

Commons : Upper East Side  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 40 ° 46 ′  N , 73 ° 57 ′  W