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Living in Upper East Side New York

Upper East Side is the 22nd most walkable neighborhood in New York with 208,013 residents.

Upper East Side has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Upper West Side, East Harlem, Theater District, Murray Hill and Long Island City.

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Walk Score of Upper East Side, New York, NY

Upper East Side is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

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Food Emporium

Daily errands do not require a car in Upper East Side New York.

Upper East Side is the 22nd most walkable neighborhood in New York with a Walk Score of 99.

Find apartments in New York's most walkable neighborhoods: Little Italy, NoHo and NoLita.

Upper East Side New York Apartments for Rent

Upper East Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Upper East Side to other New York neighborhoods.

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Population

20 Garment District 99 100 82 5,963
21 Kips Bay 99 100 80 39,246
22 Upper East Side 99 99 73 208,013
23 Civic Center 99 100 85 5,279
24 Boerum Hill 98 100 90 22,518

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,275 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Upper East Side.

People in Upper East Side can walk to an average of 47 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Juliano Gourmet Coffee

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Baker Street

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thumbnail for Residential Section of the FlatlandsThe residential section of the #Flatlands district of Brooklyn is a historic break from the busy streets of Manhattan. With old brick-stone buildings and quiet streets, this neighborhood is unlike much of New York.

Kathleen Patricia Odenthal
on Residential Section of the Flatlands

Transit Score of Upper East Side, New York, NY

Upper East Side is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Upper East Side New York apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Upper East Side has world-class public transportation and about 35 bus and 7 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Upper East Side on public transit.

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Upper East Side has about 54 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

Neighborhood Guides

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Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Photo of Hunter College High School in Upper East Side, New York

Hunter College High School

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Juliano Gourmet Coffee

Bike Score of Upper East Side, New York, NY

Upper East Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Bike sharing is available from Citi Bike.

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Guggenheim Museum, 5th Avenue, New York, NY

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East River Pavilion

Photo of The Whitney Museum of American Art in Upper East Side, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Photo of Hunter College High School in Upper East Side, New York

Hunter College High School

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Southern Hospitality BBQ

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Tramway Plaza

thumbnail for "Nevsky Prospekt"The building I grew up in. Had many immigrants, including from Russia, and is situated one block from a Russian Orthodox church, hence the nickname.

Howard Freeman
on "Nevsky Prospekt"

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Marco Polo Pizza Cafe

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Wollman Rink

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Central Park

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New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

thumbnail for Olivia Italian Restaurant"Inspired by his daughter Olivia, executive chef Sam Morcos redefines true authentic Italian American cuisine." As quoted/taken from their Ginormous menu selection.

Gillian R.
on Olivia Italian Restaurant

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Otto Kahn House

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Roosevelt Island Tram

thumbnail for Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & GardenStep back in time and take a guided tour through eight fully furnished period rooms and beautiful garden. Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the Museum transports the visitor back to the Mount Vernon Hotel, a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan.

Kashyap Joshi
on Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

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