Upper East Side

May 12, 2023

Novelist Erica Jong lists Upper East Side apartment for $4.25M

Novelist Erica Jong is selling her high-floor Upper East Side home for $4,250,000. Jong, who has written more than 25 books but is best known for her 1973 feminist novel "Fear of Flying," bought the apartment with her husband for $1,490,000 in 1990, according to the New York Post. Located on the 27th floor of the Emery Roth-designed Imperial House at 150 East 69th Street, the apartment measures nearly 3,000 square feet, boasts a charming solarium with sweeping Central Park views, and has custom bookcases filled to the brim, fit for any writer.
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May 2, 2023

$25M Upper East Side carriage house was once J.P. Morgan’s garage

This 25-foot-wide carriage house at 118 East 83rd Street has 7,500 square feet of living space, a private garage, a roof deck and terraces, an elevator–and an interesting New York City story. Situated on a leafy Upper East Side block lined with carriage houses, this particular one has several distinctions. Built in 1908,  it was originally owned by the J.P. Morgan family and served as the noted financier's garage and staff quarters. Constructed at the dawn of the automobile era, the building was among the first to be built specifically to hold cars. After a complete renovation by the current owners, this four-story home is a modern mansion with peerless amenities–including a private garage–now listed for $25,000,000.
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April 21, 2023

Barbara Walters’ longtime Upper East Side apartment lists for $19.75M

The 11-room, full-floor co-op that celebrated TV journalist Barbara Walters called home for 30 years until her death last year is now on the market for $19,750,000. The sprawling residence at 944 Fifth Avenue is a classic Upper East Side pre-war gem, with Central Park views, five bedrooms, and a layout befitting a resident who entertained and interviewed politicians, princes, stars, and scoundrels alike as just another day on the job.
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April 19, 2023

Live in Kendall Roy’s luxurious UES penthouse as seen on ‘Succession,’ now for $29M

Here is a chance to own Kendall Roy's luxurious penthouse featured on the latest episode of HBO's "Succession" for a discounted price of $29,000,000. Located at 180 East 88th Street, the stunning triplex five-bedroom residence is the tallest home north of 72nd Street on the Upper East Side. The penthouse measures 5,508 square feet with 3,501 square feet of exterior terrace space across its three floors. The astounding penthouse first hit the market in September 2022 for $33,000,000 as 6sqft previously reported.
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April 19, 2023

Ancient Egypt and South Central L.A. meet in monumental installation on the Met’s roof

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's latest rooftop commission brings to life the history of South Central Los Angeles with the use of ancient Egyptian architecture. Created by artist and activist Lauren Halsey, "the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I)" consists of a cube-like structure that rises 22 feet tall and has more than 750 glass-fiber-reinforced concrete tiles, surrounded by four columns and four sphinxes.  Located on the museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the towering structure provides a new perspective of Central Park and the city skyline through an open ceiling and large entryways.
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April 18, 2023

Carnegie Hill co-op owned by FDR’s granddaughter lists for $7M

The Upper East Side home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's granddaughter hit the market this week. Sara Delano Roosevelt Whitney Wilford, the daughter of Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney and James Roosevelt, the oldest son of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, lived in this nine-room residence at 1120 Fifth Avenue in Carnegie Hill. Wilford, who died in 2021, was a psychologist and professor at Sarah Lawrence College for more than three decades. Asking $6,995,000, the 3,000-square-foot co-op has picture-perfect views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
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April 7, 2023

For $12.9M, this palatial duplex co-op is an Upper East Side fairytale home overlooking Central Park

This Upper East Side co-op at 955 Fifth Avenue is a two-level palace of an apartment, with 5,000 square feet of classic Manhattan luxury overlooking Central Park. Asking a princely $12,850,000, this dazzling pre-war residence is the result of a four-year designer-led renovation. Within are 13 rooms and five bedrooms, plus every contemporary convenience including central A/C, an intercom system, Lutron lighting controls and a Sonos sound system.
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April 6, 2023

The Upper East Side historic district’s oldest home asks $13.9M

This remarkable Gothic Victorian rowhouse on the Upper East Side was built during the Civil War, making it the oldest building in the neighborhood's historic district. The red-brick townhouse at 129 East 70th Street was completed in 1863 as one of a group of five matching homes, of which only no. 129 remains. Located on a stretch of Lenox Hill called "millionaires' row," the home joins a block known for its mansions, affluent residents, and proximity to Central Park. Asking $13,900,000, the three-story, four-bedroom home has five wood-burning fireplaces, a front and back yard, and a stunning double-height conservatory.
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April 4, 2023

Papaya King finds new home on the Upper East Side

Papaya King, the Upper West Side's iconic hot dog and fruit juice institution, has found a new home after years of narrowly avoiding permanent closure, as first reported by Upper East Site. The renowned frankfurter establishment will move across the street from its original location at 179 East 86th Street to a new storefront at 1535 Third Avenue, which could open as early as next week.
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April 3, 2023

Live surrounded by the gardens of the Pulitzer Mansion in this $4.6M Upper East Side co-op

Asking $4,600,000, this two-bedroom co-op is a ground-floor unit surrounded by the lush communal gardens of the Stanford White-designed Pulitzer Mansion. Designed as a Venetian Baroque palazzo, this one-of-a-kind residence at 11 East 73rd Street, completed in 1903 and converted into cooperative apartments in 1954, sits less than a block from Central Park among the Upper East Side's most beautiful historic mansions.
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March 14, 2023

Asking $7.5M, designer Adrienne Vittadini’s elegant Fifth Avenue co-op lets the views provide the drama

Iconic wearable women's fashion designer Adrienne Vittadini has just listed the Upper East Side apartment she and her husband Gigi (full name Gianluigi) purchased in 1986. Asking $7,500,000, the two-bedroom co-op at 1115 Fifth Avenue has amazing views of Central Park and the Reservoir from four rooms. The home's interiors project a quiet Manhattan elegance, complementing the couple's vast collection of art and furniture. Though a painstaking renovation resulted in peerless finishes like 24-karat gold leaf columns and luxurious textiles, it's the view that gets the most attention, as the retired designer told the New York Times: "I really wanted the outdoors to dominate the indoors. I didn’t want anything to clash with that or impact the view."
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February 28, 2023

For $7.2M, this designer’s home is quite possibly the perfect Upper East Side apartment

Published in House Beautiful, and looking every bit the part, this four-bedroom pre-war co-op, owned by interior designer Eliza Dyson, is about as turn-key as it gets. Asking $7,200,000, this Upper East Side refuge at 1160 Park Avenue added a smaller unit, resulting in an impeccably-designed, sophisticated eight-room home with plenty of space to spare.
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February 23, 2023

This $1.3M Upper East Side co-op has a secret powder room tucked behind a library wall

This classic one-bedroom-plus-loft co-op at 71 East 77th Street, asking $1,295,000, has definitely seen the benefits of a designer and architect. Rooms retain their gracious pre-war proportions and high beamed ceilings, plus extras like closets and an entry foyer. The living room offers a wood-burning fireplace and there are one-and-a-half baths–including a secret powder room tucked behind a library bookshelf wall. The comfort factor is up-to-date, with central A/C and a renovated kitchen and bathrooms.
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February 22, 2023

Skinny Upper East Side townhouse with literary ties asks $4M

A 19th-century Italianate-style house on the Upper East Side with New York political and literary ties hit the market this week. Constructed in 1867, the red brick townhouse at 255 East 78th Street was once home to State Sen. John Gilmore Boyd and most recently, cultural critic John Leonard, who died in 2008. While the narrow property is just 14 feet wide, the home measures nearly 2,700 square feet across four levels, plus there's a basement, rear deck, garden, and air rights to add two more floors. The townhouse is currently available for $3,995,000.
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February 16, 2023

Central Park’s iconic Loeb Boathouse set to reopen this summer

After closing its doors last year, the iconic Loeb Boathouse in Central Park will reopen this summer with a new operator. Mayor Eric Adams and the city's Parks Department on Thursday announced Legends Hospitality, the group that operates at Yankee Stadium and One World Observatory, has been selected to manage the Boathouse as part of a 10-year lease. If the contract is approved by the city's Franchise and Concession Review Committee next month, the venue could be open to the public as early as June.
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December 23, 2022

$7.4M Upper East Side duplex has direct Central Park views and dramatic rear conservatory

Inside a quintessential Fifth Avenue co-op building, a remarkably renovated residence is for sale. Asking $7,400,000, this maisonette duplex at 953 Fifth Avenue has direct views of Central Park in the front and a unique climate-controlled conservatory and private terrace at the rear. The home takes up the first two floors of the building, which was built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1926 and contains just seven exclusive residences.
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November 29, 2022

For $6.75M, this park-facing East Side condo is for sale or rent, with 10 rooms to use however you wish

Options are many in this 3,225-square-foot condo on Manhattan's Museum Mile between East Harlem and Carnegie Hill; the combination of two apartments resulted in a collection of rooms that work as bedrooms (as many as six), playrooms or entertaining spaces, depending on your needs. What you can't change: a coveted spot on Central Park and amazing panoramic views of the park and Conservatory Gardens. Asking $6,750,000, this sun-filled home can be found in the Emery Roth-designed 1920s building at 1200 Fifth Avenue known as The Park View. Not ready for a commitment? You can rent the pretty pre-war home for $25,000/month.
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November 15, 2022

Ivana Trump’s opulent Lenox Hill townhouse lists for $26.5M

Ivana Trump's five-story limestone townhouse on the Upper East Side has hit the market. Trump, who was found dead at her home in July, bought the property at 10 East 64th Street in the early 1990s for roughly $2,500,000 following her divorce from Donald Trump and decorated it in an over-the-top opulence. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the estate of the late businesswoman is selling the townhouse for $26,500,000, with the furniture up for grabs, if the buyer is interested.
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November 14, 2022

Your guide to Carnegie Hill, the essence of history and culture on the Upper East Side

Bounded by 86th and 96th streets, Third Avenue, and Central Park's east side, the enclave of Carnegie Hill, well within the refined embrace of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is a neighborhood that transcends trends. A significant portion comprises the Carnegie Hill Historic District with its 19th-century townhouses of brick and brownstone and ornate mansions, converted hotels, and large apartment buildings from the early 20th century. Culturally rich on par with any neighborhood in the world, with a convenience that's hard to beat anywhere in the city, this elegant residential New York City neighborhood appears untouched by time. But within its borders are some of the Upper East Side's most exciting recent residential conversions and new developments.
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November 8, 2022

A Keith Haring mural that has been out of public view for 30 years will be auctioned for charity

A forgotten Keith Haring mural that has sat in storage for over 30 years is being shown in public for the first time and auctioned off for charity. Created in 1986 by the legendary pop artist, Haring drew the mural within the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital to instill hope in the young patients who were staying in the facility, as first reported by Time Out NY. The building was torn down in 1989 to make space for the Guggenheim Pavilion, but the mural was saved and placed in storage.
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October 24, 2022

Lena Horne’s Upper East Side co-op, listed for $2.2M, has a built-in bar and diva-worthy closets

On a tree-lined Central Park-adjacent block on the Upper East Side, this pre-war co-op has the distinction of being the late singer and actress Lena Horne's "private refuge," according to the New York Times. The celebrated diva moved into the Volney hotel-turned-co-op at 23 East 74th Street in the 1980s, eventually owning five units on the building's fifth floor. Asking $2,195,000, this 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom home–currently owned by Horne's daughter–is the last of those units to be listed. A combo of two units, the space is currently configured as a huge one-bedroom, but can easily accommodate two bedrooms with space to spare.
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October 19, 2022

This $27M Fifth Avenue condo spans the entire 6th floor, with staff rooms and a separate studio

Located on the most coveted stretch of the Upper East Side, just across from the Central Park Zoo, this sprawling 10-room pad at 838 Fifth Avenue offers the kind of Manhattan luxury that $27 million can buy. The mansion-sized condominium spans 5,427 square feet including a 45-foot corner expanse, with Central Park and skyline views in every direction. The home's opulent interiors are more Versailles than Vogue, heavy on the upholstery and French Provincial style beneath coffered ceilings and ornate moldings. But we're guessing the next buyer of this eight-figure refuge will be able to afford the renovation of their dreams–and Manhattan skyline views never go out of style.
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September 30, 2022

Asking $12M, this ivy-covered Upper East Side brownstone was once Gloria Vanderbilt’s home

Located in the Carnegie Hill Historic District in the heart of the Upper East Side, this ivy-covered 6,400-square-foot townhouse at 67 East 91st Street was built in the 1890s. The five-story home has been updated with elegant and functional 21st-century interiors–including an elevator, a greenhouse/studio, and a solarium–while retaining its turn-of-the-century charm. It was undoubtedly this quiet grandeur that won the heart of designer-author-socialite (and Anderson Cooper's mom) Gloria Vanderbilt, who lived here in the 1980s and 90s. The classic Manhattan townhouse was recently listed for $11,995,000.
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September 28, 2022

Take a tour of the tallest penthouse on the Upper East Side, asking $33M

Earlier this year, the highest residence in the tallest tower on the Upper East Side hit the market. This week, new photos of the penthouse at 180 East 88th Street were released, showing off the impressive architecture of the five-bedroom home, which was listed for $33,000,000 in March. On full display are the apartment's stunning sculptural staircase, dramatic archways, brass-framed windows, and private outdoor space with panoramic views.
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August 18, 2022

A $26M duplex co-op in Jacqueline Onassis’ childhood building recalls the Gilded Age

A mansion-sized 14-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue, a building considered to be Manhattan's most luxurious residential address, is now on the market for $26,000,000. Built in 1929 by James T. Lee, grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvier (later Kennedy Onassis), who lived there as a girl, the Art Deco building was designed by Rosario Candela. One of its first notable residents was John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who resided in a duplex similar to the one featured here.
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August 17, 2022

This $22M UES penthouse in an Emery Roth building has mid-century good looks and a huge roof terrace

Atop an Emery Roth-designed Art Deco-style building at 880 Fifth Avenue, this two-floor co-op has the kind of elegant Manhattan cachet you won't find on Billionaires' Row. Along with its classic mid-20th-century interior style (lots of sleek wood and architectural built-ins), the luxurious 2,800-square-foot trophy pad boasts 3,350 square feet of private outdoor space, including a manicured rooftop terrace that's akin to having your own private park. And it's across the street from Central Park itself, with the iconic park and city views you'd expect from an Upper East Side penthouse with a $22,000,000 price tag.
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