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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.

Fashion Fusion at the Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

This September, The Jewish Museum of New York, on the Upper East Side, is brewing up a artsy concoction of fashion and religion. A collaborative effort by artists and the museum curators, threeASFOUR will be showcasing an avant-garde couture collection called MER KA BA, creating a synergy between fashion design, architecture, and video art; themed around “sacred geometry and tile patterns”, found in synagogues, churches, and mosques around the world.

Upper East Side Summer 2013 Real Estate Wrap-up

Carlton House Upper East Side Penthouse

The Upper East Side is among the most consistent of Manhattan neighborhoods, but at New Construction Manhattan, we hear everything, and there's always something happening in terms of real estate. Here's a roundup of some of the bigger stories to hit the Upper East Side real estate world in August.

Best Coffee Shops in the Upper East Side

Upper East Side Coffee Shops

The Upper East Side is known for it’s amazing cultural institutions, boutique dining, award-winning dining and, of course, some of the most prestigious addresses in the world. But how does the neighborhood’s coffee hold up? Today we continue our quest to find the best coffee shops in Manhattan. Whether you live in the neighborhood, or just want to grab a cup during your visit to Central Park or the world-class museums of the classic New York City neighborhood, this list of the best coffee shops in the Upper East Side is for you.

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.