Articles on Central Park

NYC's Most Expensive Apartment

Rendering of 220 Central Park

After several rumors going around about the cost of the four floor penthouse at 220 Central Park, the answer is finally revealed! The 23,000 sqft residence will cost $250 million, marking it as the city’s most expensive apartment!

Luxury Living in Lincoln Square

View of the Lincoln Center from Millennium Tower

Lincoln Square is one of Manhattan's most cultural, historic, and beautiful neighborhoods. Bordered by Central Park and Riverside Boulevard from West 62nd to West 65th streets, Lincoln Sqaure packs more world class culture into three blocks than some whole cities can claim. Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera House are the crown jewels of this neighborhood, offering unparralled dance, film, opera, theater, and music.

If you're seeking a home amongst such world famous art and culture, here's a run down of six of the best condo buildings the Upper West Side neighborhood has to offer.

The "Upper West Side" Condos of Canada

Upper West Side Canada

How much would you say a three-bedroom, Upper West Side condo with underground parking goes for? Millions? While the median price for a condo in Manhattan’s Upper West Side today stands at $3.575 million, this one is different and only a fraction of the price, at $289,000. No, that isn’t missing a zero. You can own an Upper West Side condo for less than $300,000, but there’s a catch—it’s in Canada.

5 Upper East Side Parks Other Than Central Park

Upper East Side Parks

Just as “the City” obviously refers to New York City, “the Park” is clearly Central Park. That’s probably fair, but it’s about time some other parks got some recognition too. Here are five parks other than Central Park in the Upper East Side.

Top Five Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the Upper East Side

Outdoor Dining in the Upper East Side

We're a little more than halfway through summer now, so it's a good time to take advantage of the warm weather. We know there's no shortage of good restaurants in the Upper East Side, but why not dine alfresco while it's still possible? Here are our top five restaurants for outdoor dining in the Upper East Side.

Central Park: Upper East Side Roots

Central Park From Above

Every summer, thousands of New Yorkers flee the concrete jungle for a less urban environment. Some choose the Appalachian Mountains of the Catskills or Poconos, while others seek the solitude of Fire Island. The ones who remain, however, find their brief hiatus in Central Park.

Of History and Historic Landmarks - The Upper East Side

Upper East Side

Stretching from scenic East River to Fifth Avenue - Central Park, the Upper East Side once known as the Silk Stocking District, aptly refers to one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the Big Apple.

The Million-Dollar Views of Manhattan

People looking for an apartment in Manhattan often have a long list of features they expect to see in their dream homes. These can range from something simple like wanting a lot of space in their rooms to something more fantastical like wanting a celebrity neighbor! But one of the common things that almost all apartment hunters in the city would like to have is, quite simply, a good view. In a city known for having high-rise buildings standing choc-a-bloc with each other, there is a huge demand from New York’s luxury apartment dwellers for homes that have windows looking out into something more pleasing that another concrete structure.

96th Street: The New Development Frontier

New developments on 96th street in Manhattan increasingAs Manhattan’s population continues to grow, so does its supply of new construction. In turn, new and old residents alike seek affordable luxury, and in doing so sometimes catalyze the redevelopment of even the most unlikely of neighborhoods. Nowhere is this more obvious than East 96th Street, traditionally the boundary between the Upper East Side and East Harlem, two almost completely different neighborhoods. Yet what is just an unwritten barrier to many is a significant obstacle to new development, but that is changing rapidly.

 
While 96th Street may still demarcate neighborhoods, the area north of it is seeing a drastic increase in residential supply. One of the first, and most highly sought-after in the area is, luxury condominiums 1212 Fifth Avenue, a pre-war conversion that used to house medical students. Taking advantage of the neighborhood’s adjacent location to Central Park, 1212 Fifth Avenue is a demonstration of how new construction in Manhattan can overcome strong neighborhood perception by using the simplest of tools: an address, coupled with nearby subway access.
 

The Paris of Manhattan Keeps Growing

Carnegie Hill MansionA small enclave in the northern reaches of the Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill is in many ways unlike any other neighborhood in New York City. Next to Central Park, quiet streets full of limestone rowhouses and pre-war co-ops are home to some of Manhattan’s most powerful residents, all of whom desire to claim this historic section of the Upper East Side as theirs. Yet Carnegie Hill wasn’t always like this; until Andrew Carnegie built his now-landmarked mansion on Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901, much of the area was farmland. In turn, wealthy New Yorkers built their estates in the surrounding blocks, in doing so creating one of Manhattan’s most architecturally-significant neighborhoods. With the arrival of the subway a decade later, Carnegie Hill’s expansion continued at an even more rapid pace.