Upper East Side

The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated UES, is located in the neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, bounded by 96th Street to the north, the East River to the east, 59th Street to the south, and Central Park/Fifth Ave towards the West. The neighborhood comprises several smaller communities, such as Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville. Formerly known as The Silk Stocking District, it has been the most wealthy area in New York City, New York for many years. It is located on the Upper East Side and is part of Manhattan Community District 8, and its main ZIP codes include 10021, 10028, 10065, 10075, 10128, 10065, and 10021. The 19th Precinct of the New York City Police Department governs it.

The boundaries of neighborhoods within New York City are not yet officially established. However, as per the Encyclopedia of New York City, The Upper East Side is bounded by 59th Street in the south, 96th Street in the north, Fifth Avenue to the west, and The East River to the east. The AIA Guide to New York City extends the northern border to 106th Street, close to Fifth Avenue. The north-south avenues in the region include Fifth, Madison, Park, Lexington, Third, Second, First, York East End, and Second Avenues. The latter is only accessible between East 79th Street to East 90th Street. The main east-west roads are 72nd Street, 59th, and 79th Street. 86th Street and 96th Street.

Historic Districts

The Upper East Side Historic District was declared a city district in 1981 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The city district extends from 59th to Streets down Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue at some point 3. It comprises housing structures constructed after the American Civil War, mansions, and townhouses constructed during the first half of the 20th century. There are also apartment buildings that were constructed later. A&E NYC Plumbing

In the 19th century, the agricultural land and market garden area of what would become called the Upper East Side were still accessible via the Boston Post Road, and in 1837, there was the New York and Harlem Railroad, which brought about a turbulent commercial development around its only station within the area, located at 86th Street. This became the center of German Yorkville. The region is defined by the awe-inspiring views of the bluffs overlooking the East River, which ran uninterrupted through James William Beekman’s “Mount Pleasant,” north of the marshy squalors of Turtle Bay, to Gracie Mansion to the north, where the land was steeply sloped to the wetlands which separated this zone from the village of suburbanization of Harlem.

Restaurants Nearby

  • HUSO can be found at 1067 Madison Ave, New York City, NY
  • Luke’s Bar & Grill is located at 1394 3rd Ave, New York, NY
  • Boqueria can be found at 1460 2nd Ave, New York, NY

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