Who doesn’t like to live in the exclusive neighborhoods of Manhattan? The Upper East Side has maintained its reputation for its elegance, class, and exclusivity besides the other neighborhoods up gaming. New York will always remain an American dream for many. Because of the neighborhoods such as the Tribeca and SoHo, the attraction just seems to be becoming more alluring and charismatic for the majority. Any true New Yorker will always tell you the best hubs for shopping, eating fine food, finding vintage accessories, and whatnot.
For all of the major luxurious experiences, you need to travel uptown to the Upper East Side.
The surrounding area between 59th and 96th streets, across from Central Park to the East River, the Upper East Side is home to some of the most popular art museums, Michelin-starred restaurants, high-class stores for dog clothing and shoes, designer boutiques, and whatnot! You can find it all here.
But why New York? The top-quality amenities are reason enough why the New York lifestyle will never go out of trend.
The power of elegance
It takes years for a brand to produce goodwill and reputation. Similarly, a good neighborhood takes its time to flourish too. Despite the surrounding gentrified neighborhoods, the elegance and charm of the Upper East Side remain undwelled.
The majority of residents have lived on this side of the road for generations. Hence, as a result, the Upper East Side has sustained its reputation well over the years. The pedestrian-friendly vibes had once been flocked with the Rockefellers, the Roosevelts, and the famous Kennedys!
World of Shopping
From the flower shops to the gourmet restaurants to the sidewalk cafes, New York has it all for everyone. Since there is heavy foot traffic throughout the Upper East Side, you will also get to encounter the influx of tourists visiting the popular brands, vintage shops, buying accessories for their pets from various stores selling dog clothing and shoes, cat supplies, and so on.
Even the pets have a luxurious lifestyle on this side of the city!
Do visit the Frick Collection, you will get a glimpse of the most albeit, an incredible and impressive collection of Old Masters paintings.
Met and Guggenheim
You’d be surprised to know that the Upper East Side (or what we call modern New York) wasn’t always so elegant and rustically charming.
It wasn’t until the Civil War that the town actually began to thrive. By the beginning of the 20th century, mansions, brownstones, and towering townhouses started to map the area. Apartment styles are absolutely lavish and so are the buildings. Met and Guggenheim are smaller neighborhoods but they do make up for intimacy and quality. If you take a tour of the area (which we do suggest!) you will find a few Gilded Age mansions too that were actually built in 1915, as home to Henry Clay Frick – Pittsburgh coal and steel magnate.
With the number of residents, tourists, and interstate travelers, there are a lot of places to shop, dine, and drink champagne flutes. The social life in New York is what makes it more exciting too. The fashionistas can be seen flocking to the designer stores to buy the latest fall or spring collection. The lavish boutiques are lined iconically at Madison Avenue while the luxury department stores like Barneys and Bloomingdales are extremely popular and well-known identities (I’m sure this reminded you of Rachel!).
The social spots not only include the brands but also cultural sites. New York is a plethora of cultural institutions too. Imagine visiting the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, it’s a rare gem piece on the Upper East Side.
Polished real estate
From the classical brownstones to the exclusive lavish apartments, the real estate in the Upper East Side has historical importance. To cherish the area without the crowd of tourists, go visit the 13-block stretch along East End Avenue. The exquisite buildings from the 1920s and 1930s stand there boasting from surpassing their age of refined buildings. The apartment’s views give a breathtaking view of Central Park or depending on which window gives you the best view of the New York skyscrapers.
From the builder’s point of view, you can make things grander if you choose the vicinity and neighborhood.
If you get to live in New York City, then it’s one of the best experiences you can have. The lifestyle and trends remain unprecedented to date and will remain so. So if you want a glimpse inside of a New Yorker’s lifestyle you better take out your camera and start recording what makes New York the “It” city.