everything you want in a neighborhood

Overflowing with museums, restaurants, shops and convenience, the Upper East Side is home to some of the most iconic cultural institutions and most iconic New Yorkers in history. Take in a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the Museum of New York, or find a shady spot to relax in Central Park. Every thoroughfare is filled with shops and conveniences, and every passing street is home to intimate secrets there to be discovered. Public transportation and easy access to the highway make getting away and home simple.

  • The Monterey Neighborhood Attractions
  • 92nd St Y

    A community and cultural center offering celebrated performances, talks, screenings, classes, and more.

  • Central Park

    The 2.5 mile long and half mile wide park is home to amazing attractions like the Conservatory Garden, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reservoir and the Loeb Boathouse, to name a few.

  • East River Esplanade

    Enjoy views of the East River, Queens, and the Randall’s Island while going for your morning run or nightly stroll after dinner

  • Museum Mile
  • El Museo del Barrio

    This institution is devoted to showcasing Latin American and Caribbean art. There is also a heavy emphasis on showing works from the Puerto Rican community in New York City.

  • Museum of the City of New York

    Celebrating New York City, this museum is dedicated to educate the public about the city’s distinctive character and diversity by showing works of art, artifacts, and films.

  • The Jewish Museum

    An art museum devoted to the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. This is also the first Jewish museum in the United States and the oldest existing Jewish museum in the world.

  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

    One of the three Smithsonian museums in the city, the Cooper Hewitt is the only museum in the United States devoted to both historical and contemporary design. Rotating exhibitions offer a glimpse into its 240 years’ worth of design collections.

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

    Usually known as just ‘The Guggenheim,’ the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed modern art museum is known mainly for its unique rotunda design and minimalist aesthetic.

  • Neue Galerie New York

    This institution showcases early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design in William Starr Miller mansion.

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    The finale of Museum Mile, and known as ‘the Met’, is the largest art museum in the United States housing art in different mediums from all around the world.

  • Food
  • Sarabeth’s

    An upscale American restaurant well-known for its brunch and lunch faire.

  • Sfoglia

    Right across from the 92nd St Y, a high-end Italian establishment serving pasta, seafood, and cocktails.

  • Pastrami Queen

    A small deli that is Upper East Side competition to Katz’s and Carnegie, a staple known for its overstuffed pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.

  • Nearby Transportation
  • Q Train at 2nd Avenue and 96th St

    Continuing to Brooklyn along the West Side

  • 6 Train at 96th and Lexington Avenue

    Uptown service to the Bronx and Downtown service to City Hall.

  • M96 Crosstown bus to the West Side or to First Avenue
  • M98 bus to Washington Heights and Lexington Avenue on East 68th St
  • M103 bus to City Hall via Lexington Avenue or East Harlem at 125th St at Third Avenue
  • M102 bus to 6th St in the East Village or to 147th St in Harlem at Third Avenue
  • Schools
  • Marymount Schools

    A private Catholic school for girls, grades Nursery through 12th, focused teaching leadership and preparing young women for college.

  • P.S. 77 Lower Lab School

    A public Kindergarten through Fifth grade school.

  • M.S. 224 Manhattan East School for Arts & Academics

    Fifth grade through Eighth grade school.

  • Dalton School

    A private, coeducational school offering education for Kindergarten through Fifth grade.

  • Hunter College High School

    A public college preparatory high school administered by Hunter College of the City University of New York.

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    One of the leaders in medical and scientific training and education of biomedical research and patient care.

  • Hospitals
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

    One of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country offering a wide range of inpatient care specialties.

  • Metropolitan Hospital

    Affiliated with New York Medical College and part of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, which is the largest municipal hospital system in the country.

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