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The '''Upper East Side''' (''UES'') of [[New York (city)/Manhattan|Manhattan]] ranges from 59th Street to 96th Street and from 5th Avenue to the East River. It includes Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and areas along Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.
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[[Image:Upper East Side NYC.jpg|thumb|350px|Upper East Side]]
  
==Get in==
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The '''Upper East Side''' (''UES'') of [[Manhattan]] spans the section of the island from 59th Street to 96th Street east of Central Park and 5th Avenue. The UES includes Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and areas along Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.
  
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==Get in==
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[[Image:Uppereastside map.png|thumb|350px|Upper East Side Map]]
 
===By subway===
 
===By subway===
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The primary [[New York City#By subway|subway]] service to the Upper East Side is the '''4''' and '''5''' express lines and '''6''' local line, which run under Lexington Avenue. All three lines stop at 59th St. and 86th St., with the 6 also stopping at 68th St., 77th St., and 96th St. 5th Avenue is a three block walk west from Lexington Avenue. Since this is the only north-south subway line serving the east side, these trains can get very crowded during rush hour.
  
Take the Lexington Av. IRT (4 or 5 express train or 6 local train).
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Serving the very southern end of the district is the '''F''' line, which stops at Lexington Avenue and 63rd St., and the '''N''', '''Q''', and '''R''' lines, which run along 59th Street and stop at 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Both Lexington Avenue stations have a free transfer to the 4/5/6 lines at the 59th Street station (the F station is an out-of-system transfer, meaning you have to walk 4 blocks south to 59th Street from 63rd Street).
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
 
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Every avenue (except Park Avenue) from 5th to York has at least one [[New York City#By bus_2|bus]] route, and there are also crosstown buses on 57th St. (M57; also M31, which doubles as the York Av. bus), 66th/68th Sts. (M66), 72nd St. (M72, which uses the 66th St. transverse through Central Park), 79th St. (M79), 86th St. (M86) and 96th St. (M96).
Every avenue (except Park Av.) from Fifth Av. to York Av. has at least one bus route, and there are also crosstown buses on 57th St. (M57; also M31, which doubles as the York Av. bus), 66th/68th Sts. (M66), 72nd St. (M72, which uses the 66th St. transverse through Central Park), 79th St. (M79), 86th St. (M86) and 96 St. (M96).
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===On foot or by bicycle===
 
===On foot or by bicycle===
 
 
From the Upper West Side, a walk or bike ride to the Upper East Side through Central Park is very pleasant in good weather.
 
From the Upper West Side, a walk or bike ride to the Upper East Side through Central Park is very pleasant in good weather.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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* <see name="Roosevelt Island Tramway" address="60th Street at 2nd Avenue" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="One way fare $2.25, MetroCards accepted">Take a quick tram ride to [[Manhattan#Roosevelt Island|Roosevelt Island]] for gorgeous city and river views.</see>
  
 
===Museums and galleries===
 
===Museums and galleries===
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The stretch of Fifth Avenue alongside Central Park in the Upper East Side is commonly referred to as "Museum Mile", though museums and galleries are also to be found off this particular beaten track. Note that the '''Metropolitan Museum of Art''', one of the primary museums in this area, is covered under the [[Manhattan/Central Park#Metropolitan Museum of Art|Central Park]] page.
  
The stretch of Fifth Avenue alongside Central Park in the Upper East Side (between 82nd and 104th Streets) is commonly referred to as "Museum Mile", though museums and galleries are also to be found off this particular beaten track:
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* <see name="Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum" alt="" address="2 E 91st St" directions="at 5th Ave; Subway: 4/5/6 trains to 86th St or 96th St" phone="+1 212 849-8400" email="" fax="" url="http://ndm.si.edu" hours="M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-6PM" hoursextra="garden entrance on 90th St open May-Sep, weather permitting" price="$15 adults, $10 seniors/students, free for children under 12">A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt is devoted to historic and contemporary design, with changing exhibits.</see>
  
*'''Metropolitan Museum of Art''', 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, tel 212-535-7710, [http://www.metmuseum.org/]. Tu-Th 9.30am-5.30pm, F-Sa 9.30am–9pm, Su 9.30am-5.30pm, closed Mondays (except for holiday Mondays when open 9.30am-5.30pm), January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 25. Located on the eastern edge of Central Park on Fifth Avenue, the Met is New York's and one of the world's largest and most important museums of art and world culture. The present building opened in 1872 and houses collections of considerable variety: from Egypt and the Ancient Near East, through Classical Antiquity (Greece and Rome), to extensive holdings in African, Asian, Oceanic, Middle Eastern, Byzantine and Islamic art. Suggested admission (but pay what you wish, except when there are obligatory admission charges for certain special exhibitions): adults $15, seniors $10, students $7, members and children under 12 free (all prices include admission to the Cloisters on the same day).
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* <see name="Frick Collection" alt="" address="1 E 70th St" directions="at 5th Ave" phone="+1 212 288-0700" email="" fax="" url="http://frick.org" hours="Tu-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM" hoursextra="reference library open M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa [Sep-May] 9:30AM-1PM" price="$18 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students, children under 10 prohibited. Pay what you wish on Su 11AM-1PM">The former home of steel baron Henry Clay Frick, this sprawling mansion is filled with Frick's enormous personal art collection, displayed as he left it. It's worth a visit for the house alone, which is explained nicely in the audio tour. The collection is impressive, including works by Whistler, Corot, El Greco, Turner, Renoir, and Rembrandt.</see>
  
*'''Guggenheim Museum''' (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, tel 212-423-3500, [http://www.guggenheim.org/new_york_index.shtml]. Sa-W 10am-5.45pm, F 10am-8pm, closed Th. Probably the most famous of the Guggenheim foundations (others found in [[Bilbao]], [[Venice]], [[Berlin]] and [[Las Vegas]]), housed in the unique Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building, rendered in rounded, organic form and completed in 1959. Founded in 1937, the Guggenheim was established to promote avant-garde modern art by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian. Tip: take the elevator to the top floor, then follow the spiral viewing floors downwards to the street level. Adults $15, seniors and students (valid ID) $10, children under 12, members and CityPass holders free.
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[[Image:Guggenheim_New_York.jpg|350px|thumb|Interior of the Guggenheim Museum]]
  
*'''Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum''', 2 East 92st Street / Fifth Avenue at 91st Street, [http://ndm.si.edu/]. Tu–Th 10am–5pm, Fr 10am–9pm, Sa 10am–6pm, Su 12noon–6pm (garden entrance on 90th Street open May through September, weather permitting), closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Devoted to historic and contemporary design. A branch of the Smithsonian Institution and the only one that is not free. Adults $10, seniors and students with valid ID $7, members and children under 12 free.
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* <see name="Guggenheim Museum" alt="" address="1071 5th Ave" directions="at 89th St" phone="+1 212 423-3500" email="" fax="" url="http://guggenheim.org/new-york" hours="Su-W,F 10AM-5:45PM, Sa 10AM-7:45PM, closed Th" price="$18 adults, $15 seniors/students, free for children under 12. Pay what you wish on Sa 5:45PM-7:45PM">Probably the most famous of the Guggenheim foundations (others found in [[Bilbao]], [[Venice]], [[Berlin]] and [[Las Vegas]]), which hold avant-garde modern art by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, the New York branch is housed in a unique and famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building rendered in a rounded, organic form and completed in 1959. Be sure to take the elevator to the top floor, then follow the spiral viewing floors downwards to the street level.</see>
  
*'''Neue Galerie New York''' (Museum for German and Austrian Art), 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street, [http://www.neuegalerie.org/neuemain.html].
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* <see name="The Jewish Museum" alt="" address="1109 5th Ave" directions="at 92nd St" phone="+1 212 423-3200" url="http://thejewishmuseum.org" hours="Sa-Tu 11AM-5:45PM, Th 11AM-8PM, F 11AM-4PM, closed W" hoursextra="open until 5:45 on Fridays until Nov 1" price="$12 adults, $10 seniors, $7.50 students, free for children under 12. Free admission for all on Saturdays" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Containing artifacts spanning 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture, with a collection of 26,000 objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects and broadcast media. The museum also hosts the annual SummerNights concert series and the annual '''New York Jewish Film Festival''' [http://thejewishmuseum.org/NYJFF].</see>
  
*'''Whitney Museum of American Art''', 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street, tel 1-800-WHITNEY, [http://www.whitney.org/]. W–Th 11am–6pm, F 1–9 pm, closed M–Tu, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum is known for displaying contemporary American art, even more up-to-date than the Museum of Modern Art. It is most famous for its long-standing tradition of hosting a biennial art show that displays many lesser-known artists new to the American art scene. Adults $12, seniors (62 and over) and students with valid ID $9.50, members, New York City public high school students with valid student ID, and children under 12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Friday 6–9pm.
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* <see name="Neue Galerie New York" alt="Museum for German and Austrian Art" address="1048 5th Ave" directions="at 86th St; Subway: 4/5/6 trains to 86th St" phone="+1 212 628-6200" email="" fax="" url="http://neuegalerie.org" hours="Th-M 11AM-6PM" price="$15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free admission on the first Friday of the month from 6PM-8PM" priceextra="Children under 12 are prohibited and children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult"></see>
  
*'''Jewish Museum''', 1109 5th Av (92nd St), [http://www.jewishmuseum.org]. Su-W 11am-5:45pm, Th 11-9pm, F 11-3pm. Largest Judaica museum outside Israel. Adults $10; donation Th 5-9pm.
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* <see name="Whitney Museum of American Art" alt="" address="945 Madison Ave" directions="at 75th St; Subway: 6 train to 77th St" phone="+1 212 570-3600" email="" fax="" url="http://whitney.org" hours="W-Th,Sa-Su 11AM-6PM, F 1PM-9PM, closed M-Tu" price="$18 adults (26-61), $12 seniors (62+)/students/young adults (19-25), free for children 18 and under. Pay what you wish on F 6PM-9PM">Founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum is known for displaying contemporary American art even more up-to-date than the Museum of Modern Art. It is most famous for its long-standing tradition of hosting a biennial art show that displays many lesser-known artists new to the American art scene.</see>
 
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*'''The Frick Collection''' 1 E. 70th Street (at 5th Avenue) [http://www.frick.org/] Open T-R, Sa 10am–6pm, F 10am–9pm, Su 1pm–6pm.  The former home of steel baron Henry Clay Frick, this sprawling mansion is filled with Frick's enormous personal art collection, displayed as he left it. It's worth a visit for the house alone, which is explained nicely in the audio tour.  The collection is impressive, including works by Whistler, Corot, El Greco, Turner, Renoir, and Rembrandt.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection are among the many venues in the neighborhood that host concert series.
  
A full season of concerts, lectures, and other events takes place at the [http://www.92y.org/ 92 St. Y], 92 St. and Lexington Av. The Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall is one of the premiere concert halls in the city. The Y also offers classes in various subjects. The New York Philarhomnic is a fabulous activity to do with the famiy of musical genuises. It's also perfect for a night on the town.
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* <do name="92 St. Y" alt="" address="92 St. and Lexington Av." directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://92y.org/" hours="" price="">A full season of concerts, lectures, and other events takes place here. The Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall is one of the premiere concert halls in the city, and its lecture and concert series feature many well-known groups and individuals. Some fans particularly recommend the chamber music concerts featuring members of the New York Philharmonic. The Y also offers classes in various subjects.</do>
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*<do name="Carl Schurz Park" alt="" address="East End Avenue and 86th Street" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Home of Gracie Mansion, the Official Residence of the Mayor of New York, Carl Schurz Park also boasts wonderful views of Hell Gate and the East River. Compared to other New York parks, Carl Schurz is extremely quiet, given that the surrounding area is almost exclusively residential.</do>
  
The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection are among the other venues in the neighborhood that  host concert series.
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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[[Image:Madison Ave.jpg|300px|thumb|Madison Ave]]
  
Madison Av. has some interesting window-shopping but the prices of items for sale may be high.
 
  
Candy! All the candy you can dream about at [http://www.dylanscandybar.com/ Dylan's Candy Bar], located at 1011 Third Ave at 59th Street. Started by Ralph Lauren's daughter, Dylan. Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly lolly lolly...
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'''Madison Avenue''' is the center of New York's haute couture, full of small shops selling fabulously expensive clothes, accessories, and housewares to people who can afford not to look at the price tag. Even if it's out of your price range, it's worth a visit just to gawk.
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* <buy name="Barney's" alt="" address="660 Madison Avenue" directions="at 60th Street" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Anyone who hopes to make it into New York's high society makes regular trips to Barney's, where the clothes and accessories are priced to empty all but the fattest wallets.</buy>
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* <buy name="Dylan's Candy Bar" alt="" address="1011 Third Ave" directions="at 60th Street" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://dylanscandybar.com/" hours="" price="">An upscale candy store started by Ralph Lauren's daughter, Dylan.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
*'''Orsay''' French Restaurant, 1057 Lexington Avenue (75th & 76th), 212-517-6400.
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*<eat name="Carlyle Restaurant" alt="" address="35 East 76th St" directions="" phone="+1 212 744-1600" url="http://thecarlyle.com/dine1.cfm" hours="Daily 7AM-11PM" price="$40" lat="" long="">A luxury restaurant located in a classy, boutique hotel. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus.</eat>
*'''Etats Unis''' 242 E. 81st St. American Nouveau.  This wonderful gem is a must for a foodie who desires sublime flavors with a staff that is clearly passionate about food.  
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*'''Maya Restaurant''', 1191 1st Ave (64th & 65th), 212-585-1818. Fine Mexican, creative, seafood-laden menu.
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* <eat name="Maya Restaurant" alt="" address="1191 1st Ave" directions="between 64th & 65th Streets" phone="+1 212 585-1818" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Fine Mexican, creative, seafood-laden menu.</eat>
*'''Two Little Red Hens''', [http://www.twolittleredhens.com] 1652 2nd Av. between 85th and 86th Sts., 212-452-0476, is a great bakery specializing in American pastries and cakes. They make one of the best cheesecakes in New York, but don't pass up their other offerings, such as the various squares (lemon, lime, Linzer, etc.).
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* <eat name="Orsay" alt="" address="1057 Lexington Avenue" directions="between 75th & 76th Streets" phone="+1 212 517-6400" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">French restaurant.</eat>
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* <eat name="Two Little Red Hens" alt="" address="1652 2nd Avenue" directions="between 85th and 86th Sts." phone="+1 212 452-0476" email="" fax="" url="http://twolittleredhens.com" hours="" price="">A great bakery specializing in American pastries and cakes. They make one of the best cheesecakes in New York; but don't pass up their other offerings, such as the various squares (lemon, lime, Linzer, etc.).</eat>
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*<eat name="Heidelberg Restaurant" alt="" address="1648 2nd Avenue (between 85th and 86th Sts.)" directions="" phone="+1 212 628-2332" url="http://www.heidelbergrestaurant.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">German style food and drink at an authentic 1936 beer garden in Yorkville, the historically German neighborhood of Manhattan's Upper East Side.</eat>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
*'''Ito En''' Tea House, 822 Madison Avenue (68th & 69th), [http://www.itoen.com]. Leave it to Ito En, the largest supplier of green tea in the world, to open the most beautiful tea shop in town. Seventy-five varieties of black, green, white, and herbal tea from India, China, and Sri Lanka are for sale.
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
 
===Budget===
 
===Budget===
  
 
===Mid-range===
 
===Mid-range===
*'''The Hotel Wales''', 1295 Madison Avenue, (between 92nd & 93rd), (212) 876-6000 or Toll-Free 1 (866)WALES-HOTEL, [http://www.waleshotel.com]. European style boutique hotel.
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* <sleep name="Hotel Wales" alt="" address="1295 Madison Ave" directions="between 92nd & 93rd Sts" phone="+1 212 876-6000" tollfree="+1 866 925-3746" email="" fax="" url="http://waleshotel.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="">European style boutique hotel.</sleep>
  
 
===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
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* <sleep name="The Carlyle" alt="" address="35 East 76th St." directions="at Madison Avenue" phone="+1 212 744-1600" email="" fax="" url="http://thecarlyle.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">A luxury boutique hotel, the Carlyle offers rooms and suites for extended stays, and luxury apartments and rentals.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side" alt="" address="410 East 92nd Street" directions="" phone="+1 212 410-6777 " url="http://marriott.com/NYCES " checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Free hi-speed Internet & large work desk in each room.</sleep>
  
* '''The Carlyle''', 35 East 76th St. at Madison Avenue, Tel (212) 744-1600, [http://www.thecarlyle.com/]. A famous luxury boutique hotel, the Carlyle offers rooms and suites for extended stays, and luxury apartments and rentals.
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*'''Hotel 57''', [http://www.habitatny.com/] E. 57th Street and Park Ave. Caters to a younger crowd of international travelers. From $295
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*'''The Helmsley Carlton House''' 680 Madison Avenue, 61st & 62nd,  [http://www.helmsleycarltonhouse.com/]. Studios, one and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, services and amenities with attention to the details.
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Revision as of 20:14, 3 May 2012

Upper East Side

The Upper East Side (UES) of Manhattan spans the section of the island from 59th Street to 96th Street east of Central Park and 5th Avenue. The UES includes Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and areas along Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue.

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Get in

Upper East Side Map

By subway

The primary subway service to the Upper East Side is the 4 and 5 express lines and 6 local line, which run under Lexington Avenue. All three lines stop at 59th St. and 86th St., with the 6 also stopping at 68th St., 77th St., and 96th St. 5th Avenue is a three block walk west from Lexington Avenue. Since this is the only north-south subway line serving the east side, these trains can get very crowded during rush hour.

Serving the very southern end of the district is the F line, which stops at Lexington Avenue and 63rd St., and the N, Q, and R lines, which run along 59th Street and stop at 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Both Lexington Avenue stations have a free transfer to the 4/5/6 lines at the 59th Street station (the F station is an out-of-system transfer, meaning you have to walk 4 blocks south to 59th Street from 63rd Street).

By bus

Every avenue (except Park Avenue) from 5th to York has at least one bus route, and there are also crosstown buses on 57th St. (M57; also M31, which doubles as the York Av. bus), 66th/68th Sts. (M66), 72nd St. (M72, which uses the 66th St. transverse through Central Park), 79th St. (M79), 86th St. (M86) and 96th St. (M96).

On foot or by bicycle

From the Upper West Side, a walk or bike ride to the Upper East Side through Central Park is very pleasant in good weather.

See

  • Roosevelt Island Tramway, 60th Street at 2nd Avenue. Take a quick tram ride to Roosevelt Island for gorgeous city and river views. One way fare $2.25, MetroCards accepted.

Museums and galleries

The stretch of Fifth Avenue alongside Central Park in the Upper East Side is commonly referred to as "Museum Mile", though museums and galleries are also to be found off this particular beaten track. Note that the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the primary museums in this area, is covered under the Central Park page.

  • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2 E 91st St (at 5th Ave; Subway: 4/5/6 trains to 86th St or 96th St), +1 212 849-8400, [1]. M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-6PM (garden entrance on 90th St open May-Sep, weather permitting). A branch of the Smithsonian Institution, the Cooper-Hewitt is devoted to historic and contemporary design, with changing exhibits. $15 adults, $10 seniors/students, free for children under 12.
  • Frick Collection, 1 E 70th St (at 5th Ave), +1 212 288-0700, [2]. Tu-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-5PM (reference library open M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa [Sep-May] 9:30AM-1PM). The former home of steel baron Henry Clay Frick, this sprawling mansion is filled with Frick's enormous personal art collection, displayed as he left it. It's worth a visit for the house alone, which is explained nicely in the audio tour. The collection is impressive, including works by Whistler, Corot, El Greco, Turner, Renoir, and Rembrandt. $18 adults, $12 seniors, $5 students, children under 10 prohibited. Pay what you wish on Su 11AM-1PM.
Interior of the Guggenheim Museum
  • Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave (at 89th St), +1 212 423-3500, [3]. Su-W,F 10AM-5:45PM, Sa 10AM-7:45PM, closed Th. Probably the most famous of the Guggenheim foundations (others found in Bilbao, Venice, Berlin and Las Vegas), which hold avant-garde modern art by artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, the New York branch is housed in a unique and famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building rendered in a rounded, organic form and completed in 1959. Be sure to take the elevator to the top floor, then follow the spiral viewing floors downwards to the street level. $18 adults, $15 seniors/students, free for children under 12. Pay what you wish on Sa 5:45PM-7:45PM.
  • The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave (at 92nd St), +1 212 423-3200, [4]. Sa-Tu 11AM-5:45PM, Th 11AM-8PM, F 11AM-4PM, closed W (open until 5:45 on Fridays until Nov 1). Containing artifacts spanning 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture, with a collection of 26,000 objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects and broadcast media. The museum also hosts the annual SummerNights concert series and the annual New York Jewish Film Festival [5]. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7.50 students, free for children under 12. Free admission for all on Saturdays.
  • Neue Galerie New York (Museum for German and Austrian Art), 1048 5th Ave (at 86th St; Subway: 4/5/6 trains to 86th St), +1 212 628-6200, [6]. Th-M 11AM-6PM. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free admission on the first Friday of the month from 6PM-8PM (Children under 12 are prohibited and children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave (at 75th St; Subway: 6 train to 77th St), +1 212 570-3600, [7]. W-Th,Sa-Su 11AM-6PM, F 1PM-9PM, closed M-Tu. Founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum is known for displaying contemporary American art even more up-to-date than the Museum of Modern Art. It is most famous for its long-standing tradition of hosting a biennial art show that displays many lesser-known artists new to the American art scene. $18 adults (26-61), $12 seniors (62+)/students/young adults (19-25), free for children 18 and under. Pay what you wish on F 6PM-9PM.

Do

The Metropolitan Museum and the Frick Collection are among the many venues in the neighborhood that host concert series.

  • 92 St. Y, 92 St. and Lexington Av., [8]. A full season of concerts, lectures, and other events takes place here. The Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall is one of the premiere concert halls in the city, and its lecture and concert series feature many well-known groups and individuals. Some fans particularly recommend the chamber music concerts featuring members of the New York Philharmonic. The Y also offers classes in various subjects.
  • Carl Schurz Park, East End Avenue and 86th Street. Home of Gracie Mansion, the Official Residence of the Mayor of New York, Carl Schurz Park also boasts wonderful views of Hell Gate and the East River. Compared to other New York parks, Carl Schurz is extremely quiet, given that the surrounding area is almost exclusively residential.


Buy

Madison Ave


Madison Avenue is the center of New York's haute couture, full of small shops selling fabulously expensive clothes, accessories, and housewares to people who can afford not to look at the price tag. Even if it's out of your price range, it's worth a visit just to gawk.

  • Barney's, 660 Madison Avenue (at 60th Street). Anyone who hopes to make it into New York's high society makes regular trips to Barney's, where the clothes and accessories are priced to empty all but the fattest wallets.
  • Dylan's Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave (at 60th Street), [9]. An upscale candy store started by Ralph Lauren's daughter, Dylan.

Eat

  • Carlyle Restaurant, 35 East 76th St, +1 212 744-1600, [10]. Daily 7AM-11PM. A luxury restaurant located in a classy, boutique hotel. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menus. $40.
  • Maya Restaurant, 1191 1st Ave (between 64th & 65th Streets), +1 212 585-1818. Fine Mexican, creative, seafood-laden menu.
  • Orsay, 1057 Lexington Avenue (between 75th & 76th Streets), +1 212 517-6400. French restaurant.
  • Two Little Red Hens, 1652 2nd Avenue (between 85th and 86th Sts.), +1 212 452-0476, [11]. A great bakery specializing in American pastries and cakes. They make one of the best cheesecakes in New York; but don't pass up their other offerings, such as the various squares (lemon, lime, Linzer, etc.).
  • Heidelberg Restaurant, 1648 2nd Avenue (between 85th and 86th Sts.), +1 212 628-2332, [12]. German style food and drink at an authentic 1936 beer garden in Yorkville, the historically German neighborhood of Manhattan's Upper East Side.


Drink

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

  • Hotel Wales, 1295 Madison Ave (between 92nd & 93rd Sts), +1 212 876-6000 (toll free: +1 866 925-3746), [13]. European style boutique hotel.

Splurge

  • The Carlyle, 35 East 76th St. (at Madison Avenue), +1 212 744-1600, [14]. A luxury boutique hotel, the Carlyle offers rooms and suites for extended stays, and luxury apartments and rentals.
  • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side, 410 East 92nd Street, +1 212 410-6777, [15]. Free hi-speed Internet & large work desk in each room.

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