The quiet streets and busier avenues radiate the timeless sophistication and style that have long made the Upper East Side New York's premier neighborhood. Even the avenues' names evoke the class and history of New York's most sought-after neighborhood: Park Avenue, Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue.
The neighborhood is home to both single and married professionals and budding young families, artists, Wall Street executives and members of New York's "Old Society". The Upper East Side was once home to first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and socialite, Brooke Astor. Current residents include, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, David Rockefeller, Ronald Perelman, Rupert Murdoch, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Cosby and Michael J. Fox.
While famous for the best shopping in the city, world-renowned museums and Central Park, the Upper East Side also has a vibrant nightlife, with plentiful restaurants and bars. The famed Madison Avenue and surrounding area is home to many top designer's flagship clothing stores, art galleries, gourmet food and wine shops, as well as more intimate neighborhood boutiques. Even if you are not looking for anything particular, a Saturday window shopping excursion after brunch can be an extraordinary and classic New York experience.
One of the most attractive features of the neighborhood is its array of cultural attractions, including the famous, Museum Mile. The nine museums that comprise Museum Mile are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, the Neue Galerie and the Goethe-Institute New York/German Cultural Center. The Frick Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art are also in the area.More on the neighborhood