Upper East Side

Restaurants, Upper East Side

Photo of Bemelmans Bar by Don Riddle for The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

One of New York City’s most storied bars will reopen next month following a year-long shutdown. Located inside the historic Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side, Bemelmans Bar will welcome guests back to the iconic mural-covered watering hole on May 11, the first time since last March. And for the first time in its nearly 75-year history, Bemelmans is now accepting online reservations.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upper East Side

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Photo from a previous listing, courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Bette Midler has sold her massive Upper East Side penthouse, which was last listed for $50 million. The entertainer and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, first bought the 14-room triplex at 1125 Fifth Avenue in the late 1990s, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the sale. Taking up the top three levels of the Emery Roth-designed co-op, the residence measures 7,000 square feet with an additional 3,000 square feet of outdoor terraces.

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Art, Events, Museums, Upper East Side

Installation view, The Roof Garden Commission, Alex Da Corte “As Long as the Sun Lasts,” 2021. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Anna Marie Kellen

A 26-foot-tall moving sculpture featuring the Sesame Street character Big Bird has been installed atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the museum’s annual Roof Garden Commission series. Created by Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte, As Long as the Sun Lasts exhibition includes a blue-feathered Big Bird sitting on a floating crescent moon and holding a ladder, gazing out at Central Park and the massive towers that dot the skyline. The exhibition will open at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden on April 16 and be on view through October 31.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

Though Mark Rothko is best known for having a studio down on the Bowery, at the end of his life, he lived in a prestigious townhouse on the Upper East Side, where he put a studio on the top floor. Located at 118 East 95th Street, the beautiful four-bedroom home just hit the market for $7,495,000. It has elegant details all throughout, as well as an extra-large, enchanted garden.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

Listing photos by Mentis Photography for Sotheby’s International Realty

Visions of a medieval castle or Bavarian lodge come to mind when looking at the incredible woodwork throughout this Yorkville maisonette. But all of the hand-carved wood finishes and ceilings were designed by former Columbia University campus architect and architectural history professor Dean Telfer. Located at the pre-war co-op 520 East 86th Street, the three-bedroom duplex is on the market for $2,995,000.

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New Developments, Upper East Side

All photos by Evan Joseph

Maplewood Senior Living is known for its upscale senior living residences, but its newest brand, Inspīr, was designed specifically for urban markets. The brand’s flagship senior living residence, Inspīr Carnegie Hill, is located on the Upper East Side at 1802 Second Avenue at 93rd Street. It recently opened, offering residents the “Ultimate New York City Experience,” which includes partnerships with local cultural institutions and wellness providers, as well as with the geriatrics program at Mt. Sinai. In addition, amenities at the 23-story tower include an open-air SkyPark, fitness center, heated saltwater pool, and daily meals from two fine dining establishments.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

The open layout, high ceilings, massive windows, sculptural staircase–all of these elements make this Upper East Side penthouse feel more like a downtown pad. Located at the co-op 165 East 60th Street, the two-bedroom duplex is currently on the market for $2,495,000. But perhaps the best part about this home is the terrace with an outdoor kitchen that overlooks the neighborhood.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

This Upper East Side one-bedroom may be small, but there’s something unique to see almost everywhere you look–a wall of built-in shelving with a rolling library ladder, beamed ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a creatively compact kitchen. Located at 334 East 77th Street, the co-op is asking $550,000.

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condos, New Developments, Upper East Side

All renderings courtesy of Binyan Studios

Sales have launched at a new condo tower on the Upper East Side that offers large, light-filled residences and hotel-inspired amenities. The Leyton, located at 1059 Third Avenue in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, contains 38 luxury homes, priced from $2.1 million for a one-bedroom to $11.6 million for a four-bedroom, along with a duplex penthouse with the price available upon request. Designed by former Rafael Viñoly architect Manuel Glas, the glass and stone tower features an Art Deco-inspired exterior with chic interiors from Frampton Co and distinctive amenity space by Champalimaud Design.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

Listing photos by Evan Joseph for Compass

The historic Upper East Side townhouse at 55 East 74th Street that former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once called home has hit the market for $16 million. Though the home has undergone a modern renovation in recent years, Mrs. Roosevelt lived on the bottom floors from 1959 up to her death in 1962. Not only did she host the likes of John F. Kennedy, Leonard Bernstein, and Nikita Khrushchev here, but it’s where she wrote her syndicated newspaper column, at a desk overlooking the street, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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