Upper East Side Neighborhood Information
NYC Upper East Side has truly transformed into one of the city’s most prominent residential areas that offers everything from brownstones and fun filled parks to kosher bagels and panoramic views of the Hudson and Queens. Schools in the neighborhood and world-class restaurants can place a smile on anyone’s face. Day to day conveniences include corner delis, local markets and a myriad of transportation options.
The Upper East Side lies between central park and the east river, from 96th street down to 59th street. Of all the neighborhoods in Manhattan it has retained its position as the most affluent and prominent areas in New York City. This is due to the fact that it has one of the highest average price per square foot for sales in the country. However, there is room for middle income families. Upper East Side rentals have the lowest price per square foot after the East Village and Harlem. The further east one travels, the less expensive the rent becomes.
Currently the Upper East Side is being served by only one subway â€“ the green line (or 4,5, and 6 train) on Lexington Avenue and various uptown and downtown bus routes. Due to congestion on these public transit routes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is building a new subway line on Second Avenue that will run from 125th street in Harlem to Hanover Square in the financial district.
In terms of both private and public schools, there is a wide selection to choose from in 10022, 10065, 10021, 10075, 10028 and 10128 zip codes. The Upper East Side is located in New York City School District 2.