Upper East Side

July 22, 2022

SHOP THE LISTING: A classic Upper East Side pre-war co-op

Built in 1929 by Bing & Bing and designed by prolific architect Emery Roth, this bright one-bedroom co-op at 225 East 73rd Street is as classic as it gets. Part of the Eastgate complex, this Upper East Side home has plenty of pre-war charm in the form of beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors, and gracious proportions, with the cozy surprise of a wood-burning fireplace. It’s now available for $725,000. If you're loving the interior design of this home, we've sourced a few key pieces that are identical or similar to the items in the listing photos. So you can get the look–without having to move.
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July 21, 2022

Central Park’s Loeb Boathouse to close permanently

Loeb Boathouse, Central Park's iconic lakeside restaurant which has operated for nearly 70 years, will be closing permanently on October 16. According to a notice filed with the New York State Department of Labor (DOL) by the venue's owner, the establishment will be closing its doors and laying off all of its 163 employees due to what owner Dean Poll calls, "rising labor and costs of goods."
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July 13, 2022

Completely restored and renovated, the historic Emily Trevor mansion asks $29.5M

Located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, the townhouse at 15 East 90th Street was commissioned in 1926 for noted socialite and philanthropist Emily Trevor. According to Mansion Global, Andrew Carnegie himself stayed in its ornate rooms during the renovation of his nearby home. Steps from Central Park and next door to the Cooper Hewitt museum, the landmarked 12,000-square-foot house is 26 feet wide and spans five floors that contain five bedrooms, two outdoor spaces, two gym rooms, and a steam room and sauna. Following a stem-to-stern renovation that modernized the home's infrastructure (including an elevator that serves all floors) and restored its original architecture and details, the historic townhouse is back on the market for $29,500,000.
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July 6, 2022

For $725K, this classic Upper East Side pre-war co-op is a perfect-sized first home or pied-a-terre

Built in 1929 by Bing & Bing and designed by prolific architect Emery Roth, this bright one-bedroom co-op at 225 East 73rd Street is as classic as it gets. Part of the Eastgate complex, this Upper East Side home has plenty of pre-war charm in the form of beamed ceilings, original hardwood floors, and gracious proportions, with the cozy surprise of a wood-burning fireplace. It's now available for $725,000.
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July 5, 2022

New photo exhibit shows New York City children playing on car-free streets in the summer of ’68

The city's Parks Department opened a new photography exhibition at Central Park's Arsenal Gallery that displays more than 40 archived photographs from the department's collection. Called "Streets In Play: Katrina Thomas, NYC Summer 1968," the exhibit features images taken by the late photographer Katrina Thomas, who in 1968 was hired by NYC Mayor John Lindsay and tasked with capturing the city's summer initiative, "Playstreets," in which residential blocks were closed to vehicles and instead equipped for recreational activity.
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June 17, 2022

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s former Upper East Side townhouse lists for $11.5M

A quintessential Upper East Side townhouse with all the trimmings always makes a few waves when it hits the market–especially if it has a Hollywood connection. This 4,275-square-foot brownstone at 154 East 74th Street was once home to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher. According to the NY Post, Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, recalls fond memories of growing up in the Manhattan townhouse–specifically the garden-level screening room, where the family spent many an evening--in his 2018 memoir. Asking $11.5 million, the four-story home has newly-renovated interiors that complement vintage craftsman details as well as luxurious additions like a wine cellar, fully-stocked gym, and landscaped rear patio.
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June 8, 2022

A private waterfront terrace and river views define this sprawling $2.5M Upper East Side co-op

This 2,600-square-foot co-op at 45 East End Avenue has seemingly endless interior space, but 500 square feet of outdoor terrace with waterfront views steals the show along with three exposures and unobstructed East River views. Asking $2,500,000, this three-bedroom Yorkville residence is in an elegant Emery Roth-designed 1951 building.
Tour this private UES escape
May 26, 2022

See the new stucco sculpture by Jan Hooss on display in the Upper East Side’s tallest tower

World-renowned plaster artist Jan Hooss has installed a custom stucco art installation in the lobby of 180 East 88th Street, a new condo tower designed by Joe McMillan's DDG. Inspired by an architectural style widely used on the Upper East Side at the beginning of the 20th century, the art piece "fuses a rococo design with a whimsically modern aesthetic," according to a press release. The stucco sculpture sits above the vaulted lobby's fireplace, contrasting its flowing, water-like quality with the fire below.
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May 24, 2022

You can pick your own tulips on Park Avenue

Get your trowels ready! The Park Avenue Tulip Dig is back, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to dig up and take home tulip bulbs planted along the famed thoroughfare between the north side of East 54th Street and the south side of East 86th Street. Approximately 60,000 tulips are planted every year in a new color by the non-profit Fund for Park Avenue, as reported by Patch. This year's flowers are a pink tulip known as "Darwin Hybrid Apricot Pride."
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May 19, 2022

Interior designer Muriel Brandolini lists attractive UES townhouse for $9.5M

Celebrated interior designer and decorator Muriel Brandolini is selling her four-story brownstone on the Upper East Side for $9,500,000. Brandolini, known for her "modernist-tropical" style reflective of her French-Vietnamese upbringing, decorated her home at 167 East 80th Street with art, patterns, and statement lighting, creating highly-livable spaces on every floor. Outside, a long private rear garden surrounded by bamboo gives the home a vacation vibe.
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May 11, 2022

The 92nd Street Y rebrands as 92NY and kicks off $200M redevelopment

A New York institution is getting a makeover---and a new name. The 92nd Street Y announced on Tuesday it has rebranded to 92nd Street Y, New York (with a nickname of 92NY), as part of a post-pandemic transformation that also involves a major revamp and new online programs. This month, a $200 million redevelopment of the organization's Upper East Side home at 1395 Lexington Avenue led by Beyer Blinder Belle will begin, starting with a renovation of its public performance space, a new dance center, and improvements to the gym.
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May 2, 2022

This $13M slender UES townhouse has been occupied by the same family since 1907

The five-story Italianate brownstone at 38 East 70th Street may only be 16 feet wide, but what it lacks in width, it makes up for with over 5,000 square feet of preserved original details and modern updates. Asking $13,000,000, the circa-1884 home, designed by architect Charles Graham, currently offers six bedrooms and an original formal layout of rooms for sitting, dining, and display. Just two blocks from Central Park within the Upper East Side Historic District, the home has been occupied by the same family since 1907.
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April 15, 2022

This UES locksmith and shoe repair store is actually a chic cocktail bar

An inconspicuous locksmith and shoe repair storefront on the Upper East Side is actually home to a chic cocktail lounge. Located at 1488 Second Avenue, the speakeasy Keys & Heels comes from Massimo Lusardi, the restauranteur behind Uva and Uva Next Door. Hidden behind the facade of a locksmith and shoe repair store, Keys & Heels features a creative cocktail menu and a food menu that complements the bar's "low-key" ambiance.
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April 8, 2022

This $6.8M Upper East Side duplex has 3,000 square feet of living space and a huge terrace

Asking $6,750,000, this duplex penthouse co-op atop 53 East 66th Street has been renovated where it counts, but it's as classic an uptown Manhattan residence as it gets, a block from Central Park. Nearly 3,000 square feet of interior space on two floors is wrapped by 1,000 square feet of private terrace on the top floor.
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April 5, 2022

Ralph Lauren picks up $4M co-op in his UES building of 40 years

Ralph Lauren and his wife Ricky have bought a second apartment in the same Upper East Side building where the couple has lived for the past four decades. As first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by property records, the fashion designer paid $4,000,000 for a co-op at 1107 Fifth Avenue, a 14-story building on the corner of East 92nd Street in the Carnegie Hill Historic District.
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April 4, 2022

On the Upper East Side, this $2.6M co-op is a pre-war classic, complete with step-down living room

Located on a high floor, spanning 2,400 square feet, this three-bedroom co-op at 180 East 79th Street has just become available for the first time in many years. Asking $2,595,000, the Lenox Hill apartment is a standard classic six with pre-war bones, from its beamed ceilings to a gracious entry foyer and step-down living room.
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March 31, 2022

Asking $33M, the tallest penthouse on the UES has dramatic archways and three levels of terraces

Here's a chance to own the highest residence in the tallest residential tower on the Upper East Side. Situated at the pinnacle of DDG's condominium at 180 East 88th Street, this duplex penthouse boasts over 5,500 square feet of interior space. Now on the market for $33,000,000, the five-bedroom penthouse flaunts soaring ceiling heights, a sculptural spiral staircase, and an incredible 3,500 square feet of private outdoor space spread across three levels.
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March 24, 2022

This $16M Upper East Side townhouse is like a small city on seven levels, with a basketball court on top

Built in 1901, the Upper East Side mansion at 164 East 70th Street received a thorough and considered renovation by BWArchitects in partnership with PSA Studios and Kari McCabe. The 7,400-square-foot, 20-foot-wide townhouse unfolds on seven levels including a finished basement, with the interior space opened dramatically from front to back. Asking $16,250,000, this dazzling property offers at least five bedroom suites and endless flexibility along with architectural fabulousness. Topping it all off is a windowed basketball court on the seventh floor.
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March 22, 2022

Penthouse atop Upper East Side’s historic former Hotel Wales hits the market for $23M

Capping the reinvention of the former Hotel Wales at 1295 Madison Avenue as luxury condominium residences, a newly-constructed 4,179-square-foot penthouse spanning the building's highest floor has just arrived on the market. The $23,000,000 home in the Carnegie Hill Historic District contains five bedrooms and seven bathrooms; its biggest asset, however, may be the 3,114 square feet of wrap-around terraces on two levels with Central Park views, an outdoor kitchen with a wet bar, a fireplace, and a butler’s pantry.
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March 21, 2022

$7.9M Upper East Side townhouse with a glass rear facade takes live-work balance to a new level

From its distinctive mansard roof to a full-height lower-level office floor, 240 East 68th Street is a unique find on one of Manhattan’s loveliest blocks. Asking $7,900,000, this 5,400-square-foot single-family townhouse mixes 19th-century traditional style and stunning contemporary design, then adds the convenience of ample office space. Originally constructed in 1899, the home currently has seven bedrooms, five working fireplaces, a roof terrace, a glass-paned rear facade–and an elevator to put all of it within easy reach.
Meet the many sides of this unique townhouse
March 8, 2022

Gloria Vanderbilt’s childhood home on the UES has sold for $32.2M

After hitting the market for $50 million in 2019, the seven-story Gilded-Age Upper East Side townhouse where late socialite Gloria Vanderbilt lived as a child has sold for $32.2 million. According to the New York Post, a group of Russian investors bought the 27-foot-wide mansion for $19 million in 2014 with plans to transform the property into three separate condo units and sell for $70 million. The investors sold the home at 39 East 72nd Street to an unknown buyer using an LLC, according to the newspaper.
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March 7, 2022

Get lost on two sprawling floors of this $7.5M 12-room Upper East Side co-op

If the location of this five-bedroom co-op at 1165 Fifth Avenue–with Central Park just out the window and across the street–weren't enough to make it a big deal, it's a veritable sky-townhouse with co-op convenience. Asking $7,495,000, the 12-room duplex is a combination of two apartments, resulting in space galore, divided among colorful, livable, renovated rooms.
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March 2, 2022

This $15M UES mansion has six floors topped by a solarium and roof garden

Appropriately situated on one of the Upper East Side's grandest blocks, the Adele Kneeland Mansion at 154 East 71st Street is a 20-foot-wide Neo-Georgian townhouse with more than 11,000 square feet of interior space. Asking $14,950,000, this six-story residence boasts both original and updated architecture on the inside and outside. An elevator serves all floors, including the glass-walled double-height solarium and 1,250-square-foot landscaped rooftop terrace at its crown. The options here are many on the live/work spectrum; in addition to a palatial private home, it would be well-suited for a medical practice, school, private art museum, or non-profit organization HQ.
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February 18, 2022

Paul McCartney sells Fifth Avenue apartment for $8.5M, at a $7M loss

Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has just sold his Upper East Side co-op at 1045 Fifth Avenue for $8.5 million, The Real Deal reports. Sir Paul and his wife, Nancy Shevell, purchased the four-bedroom co-op in 2015 for $15.5 million. The duplex penthouse overlooking the Central Park reservoir was first listed in June for $12 million, then received another cut before going into contract in October.
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February 10, 2022

See inside two Upper East Side penthouses designed by Deborah Berke

Two Yorkville penthouses at 40 East End Avenue, designed by renowned architect and Yale School of Architecture Dean Deborah Berke, are ready to entice Upper East Side buyers with dazzling views, sprawling spaces, and luxurious finishes–not to mention the Lightstone building's impressive amenities. Asking $12,935,990, Penthouse 15 is a 3,645-square-foot full-floor residence with 850 square feet of amazing wrap-around terrace space. For $9,985,990, Penthouse 17 spans 3,237 square feet with a few terraces of its own. Both have four bedrooms, direct elevator access, white oak flooring, and skyline views.
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February 7, 2022

Open your own art gallery, school, or private club in this $29.5M Upper East Side mansion

The 14,500 square-foot Upper East Side mansion at 53 East 77th Street is currently being used as a showroom by Dalva Brothers, world-renowned dealers in 18th-century French furniture and decorative arts. Currently asking $29,500,000, the property has been in the Dalva family since 2008. The massive multi-use townhouse has previously been a single-family mansion as well as home to Cello eatery, Funk and Wagnalls library, and a recording studio.
Wander the rooms of this Upper East Side mansion