Any New Yorker will tell you that no Manhattan neighborhood is quite as synonymous with luxury -- from luxury condominiums to luxury boutiques to the ineffable and unmistakable elegance of Park Avenue -- as the Upper East Side. The very words "Upper East Side" conjure images of pre-war buildings, tree-lined streets and understated elegance. There's a reason for that, of course -- it's easy to find all of those on the Upper East Side -- but there's more to life on the Upper East Side than old-school Manhattan luxury. The Upper East Side is alive and in motion, and home to some of the most impressive new construction condo listings in Manhattan.
Park Avenue apartments and Fifth Avenue condominiums are among the most sought-after condominium listings in New York City -- or anywhere else. Those blue-chip addresses are dominated by ultra-high-end pre-war co-ops, although Fifth Avenue condos such as The Stanhope and Park Avenue apartments like Trump Park Avenue and the modern 949 Park Avenue offer luxurious alternatives to the usual. Picturesque brownstones and apartments can be seen dotted throughout Carnegie Hill. New construction condominiums dominate the quiet, tree-lined streets east of Fifth and Park, with blockbuster new condo listings such as The Brompton, The Lucida, and 300 East 79th offering an elegant modern counterpoint to their pre-war neighbors. The Barbizon 63 manages to be both a new condominium listing and a pre-war building -- the one-time luxury hotel recently went condominium.
What has always been great about the Upper East Side remains great -- beautiful parks along the East River and apartments with proximity to Central Park; the world-class cultural attractions of Museum Mile; block after block of luxury shopping and some of the finest restaurants in the city; the finest schools in Manhattan. But the Upper East Side of popular imagination is also the Upper East Side you’ll find on, well, the Upper East Side -- a vibrant neighborhood that’s home to a host of great places to live. Residents of Yorkville, on the Upper East Side, are in good company as they are living in the same neighborhood as Gracie Mansion, home to New York's Mayor. It’s more than enough to make any New Yorker want to 'move on up' to one of New York City's finest residential neighborhoods.
Location is not the only exceptional attribute for 1200 Fifth Avenue, which claims a place near Central Park and art aficionados in Museum Mile as next-door neighbors. This Upper East Side pre-war condominium features a classic Art Deco design and original Emery Roth layouts.
Trump Park Avenue on the Upper East Side features some of the most sought-after luxury condominiums in all of Manhattan. Each condo unit is designed with spacious high ceilings and exceptionally crafted floors. Concierge service, maid, and laundry service are also offered.
This lush, newly constructed co-op building located on the Upper East Side boasts a spacious environment that allows its residents a wonderful opportunity to create their dream home. Featuring 24-hour concierge, rooftop terrace, and private dining room, Azara is a strong addition to the Upper East Side.
The famous Trump Tower stands out even among the most elite luxury condominiums available in Manhattan. Found at 200 East 69th Street in the Upper East Side, residents are privileged with incredible views from the 55-story high-rise, 24/7 doorman, concierge, and a staggering garden park to provide rest and relaxation.
Located on the Upper East Side, One Beacon Court prides itself on quality service and convenience, giving residents the best luxury condominiums have to offer. With private shopping service and a top-of-the-line fitness center, One Beacon Court is certainly a lush Manhattan residence.
Homes on the Upper East Side have been known for being particularly captivating, and Philip House lives up to that reputation. This classic prewar building offers 53 elegantly designed apartments along with a slew of fascinating amenities that include a club room, a landscaped terrace and a fitness center.
With remarkable views of Central Park and at a prime location on the Upper East Side, the Mark is quality luxury condominium that conveniently offers hotel-style service. Tiny amenities are scattered throughout this building, such as morning paper delivery, which adds to the unique charm of the Mark.
1280 Fifth Avenue is a new Manhattan condo straddling the Upper East Side and East Harlem. Within a few blocks, residents have access to Central Park and Museum Mile. The sleek and contemporary style comes with luxurious features such as walnut cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and marble-tiled floors.
With a LEED Silver certification on the horizon, the Brompton brings residents an ideal fusion of environmentalism and aesthetic appeal. State-of-the-art appliances and spa-like bathrooms make individual units a luxurious living experience, while 24-hour concierge and doorman services ensure residents’ safety.
Mixed-use buildings in Manhattan have probably not gotten better than the Galleria on 117 East 57th Street on the border of Midtown East and the Upper East Side. With its brilliant design by David Kenneth Specter, the Galleria has 47 floors of condominium apartments that are simply great for luxury lifestyles.