The Upper East Side, comprising Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville, has a long history of affluence in New York City. Notable American families with homes here have included the Kennedys, Roosevelts, Rockefellers, and Carnegies.
Compared to the hustle and bustle of Manhattan neighborhoods further south, the Upper East Side moves at a slower, more relaxed pace. The large number of schools, playgrounds, and community centers make the neighborhood feel a bit more suburban. And of course, Central Park and Museum Mile are two of the most popular family destinations in all of the city.
The Upper East Side is also the scene of the newly opened Second Avenue Subway, much to the delight of residential and commercial tenants. The Q-line runs along Second Avenue from 72nd Street up to 96th Street, and has alleviated much of the pressure from the 4,5,6 lines.
Rents for commercial real estate spaces in the Upper East Side fall right at the city-wide average of $72/sqft. For this price you can join the midst of companies such as Dylan’s Candy Bar and Agata & Valentina.