Upper East Side Neighborhood Review
For those looking to experience the finer, more elegant things in life belong in the Upper East Side.
Whether you are interested in museum culture, fine dining or high-end shopping, there's a little bit of something for everyone in this neighborhood.
Head over to Madison Avenue and you're in shopping mecca, with some of the world's biggest names in haute couture.
High-end department stores like Barney's, Valentino and Christian Louboutin carry all classic designs and have held a strong presence at the forefront of fashion.
Fun Fact: The Upper East Side's Fifth Avenue was so full of mansions in the 1800's that it was dubbed "Millionaire's Row."
|Ricky Martin||Singer, Actor, Author|
|Madonna||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman|
|Tom Brokaw||TV Journalist, Author, Anchor|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Producer, Actor|
|Woody Allen||Write, Actor, Comedian, Musician|
|Drew Barrymore||Actress, Author, Director, Model, Producer|
|Bill Murray||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
|Spike Lee||Film Director, Producer, Writer, Actor|
It wasn't until recently that the Upper East Side decided to improve its transportation options.
Ever since the installment of the Second Avenue subway, real estate prices in the area have been steadily increasing.
Not only do residents of the UES now have viable subway options, but there is also now a protected bike lane on Second Avenue between East 68th and 125th streets.
Also, the newly launched NYC Ferry will be making it to the shores of the UES this year. The East River Ferry is no longer in service and has transitioned to the new, expanded NYC Ferry Service featuring new boats, onboard concessions, and lower fares.
|Subway||Q, 4, 5, 6|
|Bus||M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M8, M9, M15, M66, M72, M79, M86, M96 BxM4A, BxM4B and BxM3|
|NYC Ferry||The fare is $2.75|
Average Rent Prices
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedroom||3 Bedroom|
Public & Charter Schools
The Upper East Side is considered District #2 and has a wonderful selection of public and private schools to choose from. Here are some of the most talked-about:
|P.S. 006 - Lillie D Blake||Public - PreK-5 - 694 students||Top-ranked school includes a rooftop garden and eco-center for the children to grow vegetables. Student writing is above average, with a strong focus on spelling, grammar, cursive writing, and phonics.|
|Regis High School||Private - 9-12 - 529 students||Ranked #4 best private school in New York, this elite, private, all-boys Catholic school with an 8:1 student-teacher ratio and a 100% go on to attend a four-year college.|
|East Side Middle School||Public - 6-8 - 443 students||No auditorium, lockers or instrumental music program, but offers students a very interdisciplinary curriculum.|
The Upper East Side has established itself as the place in the city to find the best fresh fish, particularly sushi.
Stop by Two Little Red Hens to get your sweet tooth fill! It's sure not to disappoint!