Carnegie Hill: Manhattan Neighborhood Guide

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Real Estate Agent with The Corcoran Group
Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Uptown on the East Side, from 86th Street to 98th Street and from Lexington Avenue to Central Park.

Carnegie Hill Townhouses


The Carnegie Hill section of Manhattan, full of magnificient townhouses that are rarely for sale because their owners tend to hang on to them, has wonderful access to Central Park.

Larger buildings house prewar apartments of six or seven rooms, known as “Classic Sixes” and “Classic Sevens,” but the light in the area is generous as even these magnificient co-ops are usually not too tall.

Park Avenue, UES, Manhattan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The resulting old-world feel, even in modern condos in Carnegie Hill, shows you why steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie picked this quiet, countrified section of Manhattan as the place to build his ultimate family home.

(You can still visit it today on your way to buy or rent an apartment —
it’s now a branch of the Smithsonian known as the Cooper Hewitt museum)

Cooper-Hewitt museum

Even now, Carnegie Hill feels like a grand village tucked away from some of Gotham’s hustle and bustle. Whether you’re walking on Park Avenue with its tulip plantings, past French and Italian renaissance apartment buildings with doorman luxury hidden behind their ornate façades, or along a side street with its well-preserved brownstones, you’ll realize that Carnegie Hill is a truly special section of the city.

Shopping is varied, which makes for gracious uptown living. Madison Avenue offers all kinds of designer duds, even for babies and toddlers. Many of the local shopkeepers have been here for decades — when you move into your new Carnegie Hill home they’ll learn your name.

In keeping with the suburban feel of the area, entertainment is more museum mile than rock’n’roll: Carnegie Hill is home to the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the 92nd Street Y, which offers a variety of arts and cultural programming.

The Coper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the  nation devoted exlusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt is located in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue.

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Mitchell,

What a wonderful description and tour through this Carnegie neighborhood.  I enjoyed it and the photos are great also. A

April 21, 2011 01:28 PM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Mitch, when I lived in New York (46 East 83rd), I always thought of my fifth floor walk up in a wonderful, run down brownstone, as the Park East Poverty Pocket.  This is a wonderful area, and I miss it.

April 21, 2011 02:05 PM #2
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Hannah Williams
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Mitchell ..I do so love it when you describe NYC living ...such eloquence

HelpfulHannah

April 21, 2011 03:20 PM #3
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Valerie Osterhoudt
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Mitchell... Thanks for the fond memories.  It has been a while since I've been to NYC, let alone the Carnegie Neighborhood.  Hmmm.. Hope to get back soon.

April 21, 2011 07:28 PM #4
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Mitchell J Hall
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Alexandra, Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have a joyous weekend.

Hannah, Thank you, It's because I Love New York

Pat, 46 East 83rd (some call it Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville or Upper East Side) I like "Park East Poverty Pocket" What's in a name?

46 East 83rd Street

Bring back memories? I bet you didn't pay this much rent.

Recent rental history for 46 East 83rd Street

 3-B 2BD 4/2/1 $3,053 UF 9/2/2010 Rented OLR
    1-B 2BD 4/2/1 $3,267 UF 12/8/2010 Rented OLR
    2-B 2BD 4/2/1 $3,695 UF 7/16/2010 Rented OLR
    B 3BD 5/3/2 $3,995 UF 12/2/2009 Rented OLR
    4-B 4BD 6/4/2 $5,195 UF 6/17/2010 Rented OLR
April 21, 2011 07:45 PM #5
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Mitchell J Hall
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Hi Valerie, Your welcome, Connecticut is not very far, please come visit soon!

April 21, 2011 07:53 PM #6
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David Ames
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Mitchell...I really love this piece that you put together (and will have to check out the other neighborhood links you embedded).  Makes me want to come out and visit the City again soon.  Cheers.

April 21, 2011 10:04 PM #7
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Rosalie Evans
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I have never been to NYC but have always wanted to visit. Someday!

April 21, 2011 10:24 PM #8
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Sharon Parisi
Keller Williams Dallas Premier Realty - Dallas, TX
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Mitchell, I love Carnegie Hill.  I feel like I have taken a trip to Manhattan and I have not left my computer!  I hope many new clients find you as a result of this terrific post!

April 21, 2011 11:55 PM #9
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Mitchell J Hall
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David, Thanks,  My personal faves are Harlem and Chelsea (my first ones) Come visit soon. I think Gary is coming in July. It's time for me to visit San Francisco again soon too. 

Rosalie, Thanks for stopping by. Come visit us soon.

Sharon, Thank you! I hope you enjoyed the trip to Carnegie Hill. New clients are always welcome.

April 21, 2011 11:59 PM #10
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Michael Setunsky
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Mitchell, you make Carnegie Hill sound very inviting. Great localism post!

April 22, 2011 09:39 AM #12
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Mitchell J Hall
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Thanks Michael, It's a very special neighborhood.

April 24, 2011 10:34 AM #13
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Hey, Mitch!

I included this post in today's Last Week's Favorites! 

Cheers!

Pat

April 24, 2011 10:51 AM #14
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Debbie Cook
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This is an awesone localism post.  Makes me want to check out the other links you have in the post about other neighborhoods.

April 26, 2011 12:11 PM #15
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