The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated UES, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It encompasses the area between Central Park/Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, the East River, and 96th Street. However, the UES incorporates several smaller neighborhoods, including Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville. It is one of the most affluent residential neighborhoods in New York City. Quiet living just a few steps away from the big city lights, where the old world meets modern conveniences.
The Upper East Side Historic District is one of New York City’s largest districts, as is the neighborhood. For instance, it runs from 59th to 78th Streets along Fifth Avenue, and up to 3rd Avenue at some points. In the decades after the Civil War, it transformed into a thriving middle-class residential neighborhood then blossomed into a world of high-end mansions and townhouses. Therefore, the lavish apartment buildings then added to the posh nature of the Upper East Side.
Some of the most world-renown museums are located in the Upper East Side, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum – earning the Fifth Avenue section near the Park the name “Museum Mile.”