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Upper East Side

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Address: New York City, NY
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High-rent neighborhood of New York City located along one side of Central...

High-rent neighborhood of New York City located along one side of Central Park, which is predominately residential with town homes and apartment buildings along with pricey shops, restaurants, and architectural gems such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt.

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Beautiful neighborhood

I recommend walking through almost all of the neighborhoods of Manhattan, and this is no exception. Very beautiful buildings, very different feel than the lower neighborhoods... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend walking through almost all of the neighborhoods of Manhattan, and this is no exception. Very beautiful buildings, very different feel than the lower neighborhoods. Great restaurants in this area too.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The Upper East Side is a beautiful part of New York City. It contains many of the museums of the city and is close to Times Square and manhattan. Walking distance to central park and it has lots of easy to get to subway stations!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Upper East Side is the elegant part of New York. It is here where most people with money live. You have very nice restaurants and exclusive shops. It is worth taking a walk in the area.

Thank Alejandro Z
Astoria, New York
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155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The East side has it all, museums, beautiful waterfront, shops, etc. I love wondering up here at weekends. Could do with more transportion options in places.

Thank neil102
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a really nice area to explore. There are a lot of museums on museum mile and so many great restaurants to try. When walking in this neighborhood we noticed some really neat buildings

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Walking in the Upper East Side avenues is wonderful. I loved the atmosphere, the stores and observing the way local residents live. While walking in this safe neighborhood I encounter many families, children and senior citizens. The area is more relaxed and less crowded than 5th avenue, Broadway and other touristy areas. Many nice museums are located in the upper... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

I remember watching "The Nanny" in the late 90's, and it felt like I was actually meet them at the corner of the street! I didn't manage to find unfortunately which house exactly it was, I should have probably asked locals for it. Worth the visit, classy neighborhood!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I lived on the Upper East Side before people referred to the area as the UES. Actually I lived in Yorkville near PS 158. The neighborhood is now a mixture of old and new.... The old Dreshner restaurant closed down about 5 years ago... but the old German Butchers are still in the area Shauler and Stube Sausage makers is... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

It's a high scale address, of course, but walking up the Mile to the Metropolitan is always a treat on a sunny day. Whether you're on the park side of 5th or further to the east, each of the avenues has its own things to offer. And wander between the avenues to check out the townhouses, the embassies and the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great area to explore in any season. Lots to see and do. Good for families, couples or with friends.

Thank Hazel P

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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