The Upper West Side is on the west side of Central Park and is a quiet and pleasant area.
The amazing museum American Museum of Natural History can be found here as can Lincoln Center, the largest building for performing arts in the world. The Metropolitan Opera House, David Geffen Hall and David H. Koch Theater are world-renowned for their concerts, opera and ballet performances. The famous Juilliard School is also located in the Lincoln Center. If you have the opportunity to visit a performance, please do – it will be a memory for life.
Central Park is an incredibly beautiful oasis in the midst of this vibrant city is Central Park. If you live close to the park, it clearly has its advantages. A morning jog or a long walk is always an enjoyable experience.
Upper East Side – this is Manhattan’s most exclusive neighborhood and in the 5 km² area are some of the most expensive properties in the United States. Fifth Avenue, passing along Central Park on its eastern side, followed by Park Avenue between 60th Street and 96th, is New York’s most prominent streets in terms of reputable residential addresses. Madison Avenue running between the two is the most exclusive shopping street with both small and large stores, often with an extremely luxurious range.
In addition to the larger residential buildings along the avenues, there are a number of so-called townhouses, smaller single-family houses, on the crossroads. A townhouse on any of the streets between the park and Lexington Avenue can cost up to $ 50 million.
The avenues east of Lexington has a quite extensive range of good neighbourhood restaurants and bars. Particularly Second Avenue is sometimes called the world’s longest bar street as it has several bars almost wall-to-wall all the way from Harlem River to Houston Street.
Upper East Side also has some of New York’s best museums:
• Metropolitan Museum of Art • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum • Whitney Museum of American Art • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum • National Academy of Design • New Gallery • The Asia Society • Frick Collection • Museum of the City of New York (north of 96th Street) • The Jewish Museum • Museum of American Illustration
The advantage of staying here is that you are close to all the museums and Central Park.