Upper East Side
The Upper East Side, or UES as it is shortened, is a section of Manhattan in the city of New York. Its northern border is 96th Street, its western border is Central Park and Fifth Avenue, and its southern border is 59th Street. Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Carnegie Hill are just a few of the minor communities that make up this larger area. UES, which was formerly known as the Silk Stocking District, is one of the city’s wealthiest areas.
The Upper East Side is an affluent residential neighborhood that is also famous for the high-end boutiques and restaurants that line Madison Avenue. It’s a lovely area, with both historic brownstones and modern luxury high-rises. The cultural institutions along 5th Avenue’s “Museum Mile,” which is located between Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and El Museo del Barrio, are popular tourist destinations.
It is believed that the Lenape camped out near the mouths of streams that eroded gullies in the East River bluffs for fishing before Europeans arrived, and that their periodic-controlled burns maintained the dense oak-hickory forest canopy open at ground level.
The Boston Post Road still ran through the future Upper East Side’s farmland and market garden district in the early 19th century, and the New York and Harlem Railroad’s first station in the area opened on 86th Street, which quickly became the center of German Yorkville.
The neighborhood is home to some of the world’s most prestigious museums. Located between 82nd and 105th Streets, “Museum Mile” refers to the stretch of Fifth Avenue that is lined with museums and overlooks Central Park. Millionaire’s Row was previously the prestigious address of many wealthy people.
The Upper East Side is home to numerous historic neighborhoods. The 400 buildings that make up the Carnegie Hill Historic District can be found mostly along Fifth Avenue between 86th and 98th Street and on the side streets that stretch east to Madison, Park, and Lexington Avenues.
Properties on Fifth Avenue between 79th and 86th Streets, outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and on many side streets make up the Metropolitan Museum Historic District, a city landmark district.
As of the year 2018, the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s population has a larger proportion of college graduates than the rest of the city as a whole. The majority of adults (those 25 and over) in the area have at least some college education, while only 3.0% have never completed high school.