About Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is a neighborhood which is situated within the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It lies between Central Park and the East River. Previously known as the Silk Stocking District, it is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City, and many wealthy individuals reside here. Fine-dining establishments can be found in the vicinity, as well as trendy bars. There are countless museums a short walk away, as well as a range of banks, libraries and convenience stores. Parts of 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue are located in Upper East Side, making this location a haven for shoppers.
Setting up your business here
There are many diplomatic missions located on the Upper East Side. The Consulate-General of France in New York is located here, as is the Consulate-General of Greece in New York. The Consulate-General of Italy, as well as India and Pakistan also have bases here. There are plenty of opportunities to network with like-minded individuals, and public transport is easily accessed, and offers efficient links throughout the city.
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Things to do in Upper East Side
Upper East Side is known for its cultural and historical attractions. The location is home to some of the most famous museums in the world, and the area of museums along 5th Avenue has been dubbed "Museum Mile”. The East River is a short walk from Upper East Side, and provides a tranquil getaway from the busy city. There are many eateries and bars in the vicinity, including JG Melon, a local hangout serving American cuisine, which is extremely popular with locals, and Candle Café, a vegan restaurant offering an extensive menu. Subway Inn prides itself on being a dingy dive, and offers a range of beers and spirits, while Earl’s Beer and Cheese has an impressive beer list, as well as a choice of cheeses.
- Subways: 77th Street Station
- Railway: Grand Central Station
- Nearest freeway: I-495
- Nearest airports: LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport
- Other: All major bus routes served nearby