Articles on Upper East Side

From Low-Rise Rental to Boutique Condos


40 East End Avenue currently via Google Maps

A low-rise rental building at 40 East End Avenue was just purchased by Lightstone Group who plan to convert the building from rentals to condominiums.

Luxury Condos Coming to UES Corner


Renderings of the facade by HOK

Three years after plans were filed, there is finally progress being made on a condo that will rise at the corner of 86th and Lexington Avenue. Developers announced they plan to demolish the current two low-rise buildings that occupy the site to make room for the new building.

Upper East Side Buildings Get a Massive Update


East 74th Street via Google Maps

A new massive Upper East Side development is underway from Thor and Premier Equities. Located on Third Avenue, the development will be comprised of three five-story buildings that will be renovated into 31-story towers.

Upper East Side Gets a Touch More Modern

Rendering of 1562-1562 Second Avenue via Issac & Stern

After four years of owning the site at 301 East 80th Street–also known as 1538 Second Avenue–Icon Realty Management has finally confirmed plans for a 208,500-square-foot building to rise in the Upper East Side–this is their second large property to be purchased on Second Avenue.

Upper East Side Revitalized by the Second Avenue Subway Station

The Second Avenue Subway, also known as the subway line that was never built, is scheduled to open its first phase to the public on December 30th of next year. Since the opening of the 7 Line’s new subway station at 34th and Hudson Yards in September, developers are exploring some of the most isolated parts of the city.

NYC’s Major Subway Expansion Nearing Completion

The Upper East Side has long been famous for its expensive and luxurious homes. Not much has changed there in past years until recently. The biggest change occurring on the Upper East Side is its construction of the Second Avenue subway line. The completion of this project will mark the first major expansion of the New York City subway system in 50 years. Plans for the Second Avenue subway date all the way back to 1929. The extension of the subway line is predicted to be completed by December 2016.

Train of Thought: UES Buyers See Potential in Second Avenue Subway

Second Ave Subway UES
Photo Courtesy B. Kabak/Flickr

Typically a quiet neighborhood, the Upper East Side has been generating some substantial noise recently, both in the literal and figurative sense. Construction on the Second Avenue Subway, infamously known as “The Line That Time Forgot,” is moving along, with the first phase of the project on track for completion in December 2016. And with that progress, those shopping for a new home see the long-term potential of a home east of Lexington Avenue.

Qatar to buy Wildenstein Headquarters: Could be NYC’s Most Expensive Purchase

Wildenstein Headquarters - Upper East Side

Distinguished international art dealers, the Wildenstein family, are set to sell their Upper East Side headquarters/townhouse. The limestone fronted building, located on 19 East 64th Street, was constructed in the depression era in 1929 and opened as a gallery in 1932. This sale is slated to be the most expensive sale in NYC, since the $88 million dollar penthouse purchased in 2011 by the daughter of a Russian fertilizer tycoon. This property was not listed, but had an unofficial asking price of $125 million.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Prepares for Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion UES

During Michael Bloomberg’s Mayoral service, not once did he spend a night in Gracie Mansion, the home that was his official residence. Instead, the billionaire opted for a five-story Upper East Side townhouse. Though Bloomberg chose not to reside in the landmarked home, he did pay for Gracie Mansion to undergo a multi-million dollar renovation. But 2014 means a new mayor is running New York City, and with Bill de Blasio, Gracie Mansion will welcome its first full time mayor since Rudy Giuliani.

Paul McCartney Eyes Upper East Side Condo

Paul McCartney 1049 Fifth Ave

A day in the life of Sir Paul McCartney apparently involves searching for a new home on the Upper East Side. The former Beatle was reportedly seen looking at a four-bedroom on the 16th floor of 1049 Fifth Avenue.