Upper East Side

July 18, 2024

Barbara Walters’ Upper East Side apartment sells for $15M

Barbara Walters' longtime Upper East Side apartment has sold for $14,999,900, public records show. The home at 944 Fifth Avenue hit the market last April for $19.75 million. The beloved journalist lived in the five-bedroom, five-bath pre-war apartment for 30 years until her death in 2022.
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July 12, 2024

New York City’s biggest Bastille Day bash celebrates ahead of the Paris Olympics

This Sunday, the biggest event celebrating Bastille Day outside France hits Madison Avenue. To reflect the world's excitement for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the event, which is expected to draw over 25,000 visitors, will bring an Olympics theme to L’Alliance New York’s annual cultural bonanza of French culture, entertainment, fashion, food, and more.
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June 18, 2024

For $65M, this limestone Beaux Arts mansion on the UES is a trophy townhouse for the ages

Only a few of Manhattan's opulent Gilded Age mansions remain standing and possessed of their original splendor. Many have been turned into art galleries and cultural destinations–the Frick Collection, the Cooper Hewitt design museum, and the Morgan Library and Museum–come to mind. This limestone Beaux Arts mansion at 15 East 63rd Street is a rare opportunity to own one of these stunning survivors. Located just off Fifth Avenue and Central Park on the Upper East Side, the palatial eight-level townhouse, asking a trophy-tier $65 million, offers 18,000 square feet of interior space, with an elevator to access every floor.
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June 14, 2024

Museum Mile Festival is back, offering free admission at NYC’s best museums

The Museum Mile Festival, aka "New York City's biggest block party," returns to Fifth Avenue for its 46th year. As part of the festival, guests can walk along Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street and visit eight world-class museums for free. Participating institutions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Galerie New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and the Africa Center. The festival takes place on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the street closed off to vehicles to allow for live performances, art-making activities, and more.
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May 31, 2024

For $5.4M, this Park Avenue duplex has modern architectural appeal and two terraces

On streets lined with historic buildings, glamorous historic hotels, and stately townhouses, modern architecture on the Upper East Side is rare, making the neighborhood's notable modernist buildings all the more desirable. Behind a sleek limestone and glass facade, this two-bedroom condo at 949 Park Avenue, asking $5,350,000, is a fine example. The light-filled duplex has massive windows offering iconic Upper East Side views from within and from the home's two terraces, one on each level.
park avenue modern, this way
May 30, 2024

First look inside Thomas Juul-Hansen’s 850-foot-tall condo Sutton Tower

Skyline altering condo Sutton Tower is now complete. New images released this week provide a look inside the Thomas Juul-Hansen-designed 850-foot-tall tower, the tallest in the east-side enclave of Sutton Place. The first skyscraper designed by the Danish designer, Sutton Tower features striking Art Deco-inspired architecture and a facade of Bavarian limestone. For the first time, we're seeing inside the residences, with model units curated by three design teams, Vesta, Urban Casa, and Eichholtz, each to reflect the diversity of lifestyles possible at the building.
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May 29, 2024

Upper East Side pre-war elegance in a compact co-op package asks $1.75M

This one-bedroom co-op at 14 East 75th Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side embodies the elegance and drama of the neighborhood's sought-after pre-war residences. It may not be palatial in size, but glamorous details like a sunken living room, 14-foot ceilings, iron-framed casement windows, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves have all been scaled to fit within its compact frame. Asking $1,750,000, the home's interiors offer a sophisticated take on classic Gothic style. Open views across the neighborhood's townhouses and gardens–and the Carlyle Hotel–complete the picture of New York City living.
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May 20, 2024

Pulitzer Mansion penthouse where real-life Indiana Jones lived lists for $7M

A penthouse on the Upper East Side owned by the explorer and naturalist who inspired the character "Indiana Jones" hit the market this month. Taking up the top two floors of the Pulitzer Mansion, a Venetian palace-inspired home built for Joseph Pulitzer and converted into co-ops in the 1950s, the penthouse was first owned by Roy Chapman Andrews, an explorer and director of the American Museum of Natural History who is said to have been the model for the adventurous film hero. Asking $6,975,000, the unique duplex at 11 East 73rd Street features oversized living spaces, three bedrooms, and a 750-square-foot private terrace.
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May 15, 2024

Asking $6.7M, the Gimbel apartment is the picture of classic Upper East Side elegance

This three-bedroom Upper East Side co-op at 66 East 79th Street was the longtime home of the late philanthropists Bruce and Barbara Gimbel. Bruce was chairman and chief executive of Gimbels, the iconic New York City department store founded in 1842 by his great-grandfather. Asking $6,700,000, this nine-room apartment is both a grand Manhattan residence and a cozy, well-appointed home. Pre-war details like high ceilings, tall windows, and polished herringbone floors frame generously proportioned rooms, updated for gracious 21st-century living.
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May 13, 2024

An international artist couple asks $37.75M for their art-filled UES townhouse–Rolls Royce included

Israeli artist Ilana Goor and her husband, Leonard Lowengrub, have put their Upper East Side townhouse at 178 East 75th Street on the market, as Curbed reported. Even among the neighborhood's opulent and expensive townhouses with celebrity histories and Gilded Age glamour, this six-story brick property is poised to grab attention–and not just for its $37,750,000 price tag. The house is among a handful of carriage houses in New York City with a drive-in garage–and every surface of the turn-of-the-century townhouse displays artwork collected and created by the owners. Built around 1903, the renovated home is move-in ready and the art, furniture, and the Rolls Royce in the garage will be included in the sale.
it's a townhouse. It's a museum. take a look.
May 3, 2024

For $1.6M, this co-op offers two floors of Upper East Side living without the townhouse price

The idea of a classic Manhattan home on the Upper East Side is often symbolized by an elegant townhouse or a glamorous penthouse–with an eight-figure price tag. This duplex co-op at 167 East 67th Street, asking $1,589,000, offers two floors of light-filled high-floor living, a gracious layout, stylish interiors, dazzling city views, and plenty of additional apartment perks that add up to a covetable New York City home.
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April 30, 2024

For $11.95M, a duplex in a glamorous new Upper East Side condo

A few months after sales launched at the condo 201 East 74th Street, we're getting a closer look at one of the residences in the new Upper East Side tower. Designed by Pelli Clarke & Partners, The 74 features an Art Deco-inspired design and 42 residences. On the market for $11,950,000, residence 6A flaunts interiors by acclaimed AD100 designer Rafael de Cárdenas, embodying a "quiet luxe oasis" across nearly 5,400 square feet and five bedrooms.
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April 30, 2024

The Met’s rooftop installation features sculptures inspired by children’s desktop doodles

A sprawling series of sculptures inspired by the doodles and drawings of school children have been installed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's rooftop, as part of the annual Roof Garden commission. Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj this week unveiled his work "Abetare," an exhibition of three-dimensional metal sculptures depicting drawings he found on classroom desks at his former school in Kosovo, as well as in Albania and countries from the former Yugoslavia. While appearing whimsical, the sculptures provide a look at the imagination of children whose lives were upended by war. The installation is on view at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden through October 27.
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April 29, 2024

Yorkville duplex has five balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a philanthropic tie for $6.5M

Not only does this Yorkville duplex look good, it also does good. The proceeds of this three-bedroom condo at 170 East End Avenue, owned by the estate of the philanthropist Susan Ferris, will be directed into a trust benefitting the Susan Ferris Foundation, which helps lower-income Americans build wealth and financial literacy. Asking $6,495,000, the Upper East Side home offers sweeping views of the East River and Carl Schurz Park through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows and five balconies.
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April 26, 2024

Live like royalty on the Upper East Side for $5.8M

This 4,092-square-foot duplex co-op at 1136 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side offers the iconic grandeur of a bygone gilded age; it's no surprise that it was most recently the home of an Italian princess and Russian prince. Filled with pre-war details, dazzling views, and mansion-like square footage, the apartment, asking $5,800,000, was chosen by the building's architect, George F. Pelham, as his personal residence. The apartment offers four bedrooms, high ceilings, and views of the Central Park reservoir.
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April 1, 2024

Take the elevator from the gym and English garden to the roof terrace in this $13.5M UES townhouse

Once forest and farmland, the Jones Wood section of Lenox Hill is known for its "secret" gardens and historic townhouses. This five-story, 6,000-square-foot corner townhouse at 157 East 65th Street embodies the neighborhood's beauty, with a London-style private garden at the back and top-floor terraces in front and rear. Asking $13,450,000, the townhouse has been thoroughly renovated, with an elevator that travels to all floors, from the basement gym to the top-level loft.
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March 28, 2024

Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York announces 2024 designers

The Kips Bay Decorator Show House New York has just announced the 24 top designers and architects who will be helping to transform a historic Upper East Side townhouse at 125 East 65th Street. The annual Show House, a fundraiser for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, is one of the city's favorite design events, just ahead of spring's bounty of design and art offerings. The 2024 Show House will open to the public on Thursday, May 2nd. Read on for this year's participants and more information.
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March 21, 2024

This $19M sky palace high above Park Avenue has a manor house-worthy terrace garden

This penthouse duplex at 895 Park Avenue is every bit of what you'd expect in an Upper East Side co-op asking $19,000,000, from private passenger and service elevators to an endless landscaped wrap terrace to a dramatic, sweeping stair. Pre-war grandeur is a given, and the home's interiors are as palatial as its proportions. With six bedrooms on one sprawling floor and a living and entertaining level surrounded by breathtaking city views, this classic sky mansion embodies the opulence of a long-gone Gilded Age.
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March 12, 2024

This $2.6M apartment offers classic Upper East Side elegance with condo simplicity

Located just off Madison Avenue and two blocks from Central Park, this two-bedroom condo at 44 East 67th Street gets classic Manhattan cachet from being in a Rosario Candela building on a tree-lined townhouse block. But the bright, updated Lenox Hill home has the ease of living that comes with a condo purchase–in this case, for $2,595,000.
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March 5, 2024

Whole Foods to open small-format shop on the Upper East Side this year

Whole Foods is piloting a new, small-format convenience store on the Upper East Side this year. The supermarket chain on Monday announced plans to open a “Whole Foods Market Daily Shop” at 1175 Third Avenue as part of an ongoing effort to provide a quick and convenient shopping experience for customers in urban areas. The Upper East Side location, which will replace The Food Emporium that closed last April, marks the first step in a broader expansion project, with the grocer expecting to open multiple New York City locations and in other cities across the United States in the future.
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March 1, 2024

Tiffany-blue walls and de Gournay designs surround a $1M UES co-op with Deco-era glamour

While this jewel box of an Upper East Side co-op may not be vast, it embodies the dream of a classic Manhattan pre-war apartment. Asking $1,085,000, the beautifully renovated one-bedroom co-op at 175 East 79th Street would make the perfect pied-à-terre (they're allowed, with board approval), from the subtle blue hue of the living room walls to the elegant hand-painted de Gournay wall covering in the foyer–and the 1928 bones that frame the entire space.
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February 2, 2024

Visit the Frick Collection at the Breuer Building before it closes in March

Here's your last chance to visit the Frick Madison at its temporary home inside the brutalist icon the Breuer Building. The Frick Collection, which has temporarily resided at 945 Madison Avenue since 2021, is closing its doors on March 3 as the art institution prepares to move back to its newly-renovated, historic home at 1 East 70th Street on the Upper East Side. The museum and its library are expected to reopen later this year.
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January 25, 2024

Longtime UES home of Barbara Walters back on the market for $17M after deal falls through

The Upper East Side home of late journalist Barbara Walters is back on the market after the buyer backed out of a deal signed last year, the New York Post reported. The apartment at 944 Fifth Avenue was first listed in April 2023 for $19,750,000 before dropping in price to $17,750,000 and entering contract in November. 
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November 28, 2023

Central Park views and a classic Upper East Side address for $2.5M

If you love the classic architecture and elegance of the Upper East Side, this charming co-op at 1 East 66th Street deserves a look. Located in a coveted Fifth Avenue full-service building designed by renowned architect Rosario Candela in 1949, the apartment benefits from five-star hotel services and plenty of amenities. Within, the turn-key home, asking $2,495,000, is bathed in south-facing light and blessed with Central Park views.
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November 13, 2023

New images and details unveiled for 420-foot-tall Upper East Side condo

New images and details for a high-rise condominium on the Upper East Side were released last week. Developed by Elad Group, the 32-story building at 201 East 74th Street, going by The 74, will be home to 42 two- to five-bedroom apartments. Not only making a statement in the neighborhood for its height, the tower also stands out for its design, which includes squeezing in next to, and cantilevering over, a 110-year-old walk-up apartment building.
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October 24, 2023

Enjoy your own four-bedroom Versailles on the Upper East Side for $8M

As if a Fifth Avenue address isn't elegant enough, this four-bedroom co-op at 910 Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side offers Gilded Age glamour in every detail along with Central Park vistas and a private terrace. At 4,200 square feet, this Manhattan home, asking $7,975,000, is townhouse-sized, with perks like a private elevator landing, service elevator, staff quarters, and much, much more.
step into the drawing room
October 20, 2023

Mayor Adams to host haunted Halloween party at Gracie Mansion

The grounds of Gracie Mansion are getting a haunted makeover this Halloween. Mayor Eric Adams will open the People's House to young New Yorkers for trick-or-treating, a corn maze, and a spooky graveyard. Adams, who previously said he thinks ghosts reside at the Yorkville mansion, has set aside tickets to the two-day event for about 300 families in the city's shelter system and those seeking asylum.
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