Upper East Side

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A little over two years ago, the Frick Collection announced it would take over Madison Avenue’s famous Breuer building from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Up until 2016, the brutalist landmark was home to the Whitney Museum of American Art, but when the Whitney moved to its new High Line building, the Met took it over as a contemporary wing. The new move allows the Met to ease the burden of some of its debt while providing a temporary home for the Frick while its permanent home–a Gilded Age mansion on Fifth Avenue-undergoes a renovation. The Frick Madison will open at 25-percent capacity on March 18.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

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It’s not rare for an Upper East Side studio to be priced in the low six-digits, but an ask of $320,000 definitely made us do a doubletake. Located at 331 East 92nd Street, the petite pad is modern, cheerful, and perfectly laid out so you don’t feel closed off in one room. Plus, the Yorkville neighborhood is one of the best for convenience and a young-but-not-too-young scene.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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As the Wall Street Journal first reported, one of the last Gilded-Age mansions along Fifth Avenue has hit the market for $52 million. Located right across from Central Park and the Met, the Beaux-Arts beauty at 991 Fifth Avenue was built in 1901 and has had only four owners since then. Today owned by the Irish Historical Society, the home’s interior is almost entirely intact, full of carved plasterwork and woodwork, marble fireplace mantles, stately columns, and leaded-glass windows.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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A Murphy bed, movable partitions, hidden storage–these clever additions make this $1.3 million Upper East Side co-op a true city gem. Located in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood at 1326 Madison Avenue, the 1,075-square-foot home was custom designed by the current owner, Bogotá-based artist Lorenza Panero. She bought the apartment in 2012 for $650,000 and then embarked on a colorful and convertible renovation.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

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There’s so much to love about this one-bedroom co-op at 425 East 78th Street, located in the Yorkville area of the Upper East Side. First, it’s got a classy, cozy feel that’ll make you think you stepped into a family home. Then there’s the duplex layout–it’s on the top floor, and the bedroom suite occupies the second floor and has high ceilings, a dressing room, and an en-suite bathroom. And, of course, there’s the price. At $610,000, it’s a perfect starter place.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Normally, our eyes widen at an apartment that measures 3,455 square feet inside, but this Upper East Side penthouse offers that much space outside. It comes in the form of one massive wrap-around terrace on the main level plus a smaller terrace off the upper-level bedroom suite. If that wasn’t enough, the interior measures a whopping 4,020 square feet, including five bedrooms, a dining room that can seat 30, a massive skylight, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows wrapping around, and more. Located at 45 East 66th Street, it’s asking $12.5 million.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side, yorkville

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For well under $1 million, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck here. Not only is the one-bedroom spacious and elegant, but it has a 450-square-foot, wrap-around terrace. Located at 515 East 85th Street in Yorkville, the co-op building is just steps from Carl Schurz Park and a quick walk to the Second Avenue Subway at 86th Street.

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Try as we might, it’s really impossible to classify the style of this Upper East Side townhouse, currently on the market for $22 million. The five-story home is filled with contemporary decor like neon light art and leather flooring, but also has classic architectural elements running throughout. Then there are all the outliers–an all-teak media room, a prairie-style solarium, and an Ipe garden. Located at 48 East 81st Street, it’s just a block from Central Park and the Met.

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Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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Over in Yorkville, this $1,295,000 duplex has all the elegant details you’d expect from a pre-war co-op, with tons of chic, modern style mixed in. And with two en-suite bedrooms and a large rear garden, it’s the perfect place for a small family. Located at 511 East 82nd Street, it’s also just a few blocks from Carl Schurz Park and a quick walk to the Second Avenue Subway.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper East Side

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During her teenage years (h/t Wall Street Journal), actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow lived in this grand Upper East Side townhouse off Central Park at 9 East 92nd Street. According to city property records, her parents, late producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, owned the seven-bedroom home from 1984 to 1992. According to the Journal, Paltrow was 11 when her family moved from California to NYC, where she attended the prestigious Spence School, an all-girls private school just around the corner from her then-home.

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