Upper East Side, New York City

The Upper East Side, sometimes abbreviated as UES, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park/Fifth Avenue, 59th Street, the East River, and 96th Street. The area incorporates several smaller neighborhoods, including Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville. Once known as the Silk Stocking District, it is now one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City.
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  • An amazing universe on it's own right, from 5th avenue with its panache to Madison with the fancy stores and Lex & 3rd for us the regular people, with lots of businesses and interests and lots of ethn...  more »
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  • ..visiting the Upper East Side will allow to sample a different flavor of the city ... comprised between 5th Ave. on the East of Central Park, with its imposing buildings with the most beautiful view ...  more »

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