Neighborhood Guide – Upper East Side Apartments

Once known as the ‘Silk Stocking District’, the Upper East Side still retains its position as the most affluent area of New York City.  No matter where you go, mention this neighborhood and it usually arouses images of luxury and extravagance.  It’s convenience to Central Park, multi-cultural museums & every high-end designer in a stones throw makes this area very desirable.

Museum Mile is the name for a section of Fifth Avenue running from 82nd to 104th streets in a neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill. The “mile” contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world.  Ten museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Frick Collection, The Jewish museum, Goethe-Institut, Neue Galerie New York, Guggenheim, National Academy Museum, Museum for African Art, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

An eleventh museum, the Museum for African Art, joined the ensemble in 2009 at 110th Street, the first new museum constructed on the Mile since the Guggenheim in 1959. In addition to other programming, the museums collaborate for the annual Museum Mile Festival, held each year in June, to promote the museums and increase visitation.

In the shopping mood?  You will not become bored with the array of shops in this stunning neighborhood.  Baccarat, Barney’s New York, La Perla, Versace, D&G, Prada, Moschino, Armani, Fred Leighton, Valentino & YSL are just a few names that call the Upper East Side home.

Nestled between these shops are great cafes and restaurants for the taking.  A favorite for mother’s and the children is Alice’s Tea Cup-a whimsical tea room with a health conscious menu and very kid-friendly.  The perfect location for a party or a family to take some time out of their busy day and relax in a comforting setting.  Other notable eateries include Fig & Olive, The Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges, Café d’Alsace, Beyoglu, Fishtail by David Burke, Parlor Steakhouse and Nica Trattoria.

Perfect for any age or family size, Central Park runs along the Upper East Side, giving residents things to do all year round!  Whether it’s ice-skating in the winter, checking out the Summer Concert Series in the summer, or taking a run in the morning, there is always something to do to keep you busy.  A favorite of locals is to be able to see the changing colors in the early Fall & the blooming of flowers in the Spring-the perfect scenery in your ‘backyard’.

If you are looking to move into this luxurious neighborhood, some developments that you should have in your radar include 1510 Lexington Avenue, The Camargue, The CroyonThe Blake and 420 East 80th Street.  For a full list of apartment buildings to help your search, visit our Upper East Side Apartments section!

No Fee Rentals Manhattan – Sutton Court

Upper East Side Apartments

Sutton Court – 417 East 57th Street

Sutton Court is a luxury apartment rental building located in Sutton Place on the Upper East Side. The building offers renovated, beautifully furnished studio and 1-bedroom suites with wide open City views. These completely renovated, up-scale apartments feature stainless steel appliances, luxuriously styled subway-tile bathroom, four large closets, dressing area, living and dining space, and entry foyer. Decorated and furnished, each apartment home also has a 42-inch flat screen HDTV. Free gas and electricity is included. Sutton Court also offers several residential hotel services, including a 24-hour doorman/concierge and maid and laundry services. It features a newly renovated lobby.

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Units and Pricing

There is currently just one No Fee Apartment unit available for rent at Sutton Court, a one bedroom listed at $3,250/month. Previous rental listings ranged in price from $2,400/month to $5,900/month.

Features and Amenities

Each Sutton Court No Fee Apartment suite is furnished and designed to offer the luxuries of hotel living with the comforts of home. All suites have spacious layouts, equipped with King-sized bed, fully-outfitted kitchen, living and dining area, bathroom with dressing area, large closets, and desk/work station. These completely renovated, up-scale No Fee Apartments feature stainless steel appliances, luxuriously styled subway-tile bathroom, four large closets, dressing area, living and dining space, and entry foyer.

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Sutton Court provides guests with a variety of services and amenities, all designed to accommodate your needs and make your stay as pleasant and effortless as possible. Our on-site staff is available to assist you and amenities include:

  • 24-hour doorman and concierge
  • Elegant, beautifully-appointed lobby
  • Landscaped courtyard
  • Bath amenity kit by Gilchrist & Soames
  • Maid and laundry services*
  • State-of-the-art fitness room
  • Free local and long distance calling included (US, Canada, and Puerto Rico only)
  • Free in-room Broadband internet included
  • 66 free HD channels included
  • Free gas and electric included 

Location

In an elegant East Side Manhattan neighborhood just one block from the East River on 57th Street, Sutton Court has convenient access to transportation, including the N, R, W, 4, 5, and 6 subway lines. Near the FDRDrive, some of the City’s best hospitals, and the United Nations, Sutton Court’s location in Midtown Manhattan also places it among the City’s finest dining and shopping establishments.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

Sutton Place offers corporate housing at its best – housing that truly feels like home. The residences and the building are decorated in modern high style that takes comfort into consideration, and the amenities are just as good as any condo building. If you’re looking into Upper East Side apartments, Sutton Court has everything you’ll need.

200 Central Park South

No Fee Apartments

200 Central Park South is a luxury apartment rental building located on the Upper East Side. At the corner of Seventh Avenue, the No Fee Apartment building is perfectly situated in the center of Central Park South. With spectacular views north to the park, west to Central Park West and east to Fifth Avenue, the building offers practically unparalleled views. 200 Central Park South is a full service building with white glove concierge, doorman and elevator service.  Rising a unique, curvilinear 35 stories directly facing Central Park, 200 Central Park South commands panoramic views of the Park, green and serene, and the skyline, dramatic and vigorous. The striking entrance with private circular driveway, two story facade and illuminated fountain lead to a luxurious lobby.

Units and Pricing

There are just two apartments available for rent at 200 Central Park South. A studio, which is listed for $2,750/month and a 2 bedroom listed for $10,000. The average price per square foot for a rental unit (the building also offers condo residences) is $58.

Features and Amenities

Floor to ceiling windows with panoramic Central Park and skyline views
Many apartments with large balconies overlooking Central Park
Studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes
White glove 24-hour doorman, elevator man and concierge service
On site 24-hour attended garage parking available
Maid and valet service available
State of the art gourmet granite kitchens
Sumptuously appointed marble bathrooms
Excellent closets, including multiple walk-ins
Central air conditioning

Location

A location that allows you to walk to all the very best Manhattan has to
offer. Near Time Warner Center shops and restaurants, Lincoln Center,
Carnegie Hall, the corporate towers of Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, many,
many subway and bus lines at Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center, the
Theater District, Times Square, Museum of Modern Art, Le Bernardin, Per Se
and other great restaurants and most importantly, across the street from the
jewel of Manhattan, Central Park.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The exterior of 200 Central park is nothing special, but the units inside are gorgeous, and the white glove service can’t be beat. Most impressive, however, is the building’s location – you’re within walking distance of some of the city’s greatest amenities, from Central Park to the Museum of Modern Art.

985 Fifth Avenue

985 Fifth Avenue is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Soaring 26 Stories over Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 985 Fifth Avenue offers the height of privacy with just 2 apartments per floor. Each apartment faces Central Park and offers park, museum and skyline views. With white glove and elevator service, 985 Fifth Avenue offers service that rivals that of old New York.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at 985 Fifth Avenue. Previous units ranged from $8,000/month for a one bedroom, 2 bath unit to $24,900/month for a three bedroom, three bath unit. The average price per square foot at 985 Fifth Avenue is $102.

Features and Amenities

Featuring the finest amenities and white glove services, residents at 985 Fifth Avenue enjoy a private elevator landing and only 2 apartments per floor. All apartments have private terraces, separate formal dining rooms, windowed state of the art gourmet kitchens, well-appointed marble bathrooms, generous closets including multiple walk-ins, elegant hardwood floors, and tons of light. The building boasts full service, white glove 24-hour doorman and elevator man, as well as a private driveway and landscaped plaza, as well as an on-site fitness center.

Location

985 Fifth Avenue boasts an unparalleled location opposite Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Steps from The Frick, The Whitney, exclusive Madison Avenue shops and galleries, the finest schools. The Upper East Side is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city, if not in the world.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

If you can stomach the price of $102/square foot, the units at 985 Fifth Avenue are gorgeously renovated, spacious and offer white glove service. Those who work at 985 Fifth are at your command – want something at 3AM? You’ll get it.

800 Fifth Avenue

800 Fifth Avenue is a luxury apartment rental building located on the corner of 61st Street and Fifth Avenue. It is a white glove building with top of the line services and amenities. Residences are generous in size with spectacular views of Central Park and the half-acre private landscaped garden. Many apartments facing east have graceful terraces. Superlative amenities and services abound, including doorman, concierge, hallman, in house valet and attended in-house garage, all helping create an atmosphere of gentility and elegance without peer in Manhattan.

Units and Pricing

There are currently just three units available at 800 Fifth Avenue, a testament to the building’s popularity. The smallest unit, a studio, is listed at $3,200/month. The other two units are both two bedrooms with 1,300 square feet, priced at $12,000 and $12,500/month, respectively. The average price per square foot at 800 Fifth Avenue is a staggering $110.

Features and Amenities

Residences are generous in size with spectacular views of Central Park and the half-acre private landscaped garden. Many apartments facing east have graceful terraces. Superlative amenities and services abound, including doorman, concierge, hallman, in house valet and attended in-house garage, all helping create an atmosphere of gentility and elegance without peer in Manhattan.

Location

Immediately to the north and east, you’ll find some of Manhattan’s most sought after cooperative and condominium residences. To the south and east, the world’s finest retail establishments on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue and 57th Street. Also within easy walking distance, the corporate headquarters of major global companies and world-renowned hotels, restaurants, museums and galleries. And best of all, just to the west, the unmatched beauty, glory and inspiration of Central Park. The Upper East Side, and Lenox Hill especially, is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The units at 800 Fifth Avenue are beautiful, but not particularly spacious, especially when compared to other rentals in the same price range. $12,500/month for a 1,300 two bedroom is quite pricey, so those who are paying to live at 800 Fifth Avenue are paying for the address, the location-related amenities, and the white glove service. The building’s services harken back to the days of yore, when Manhattan mansions were staffed by many a white-gloved man. This is the present, however, and in the present, such services will cost you – $110/square foot, to be exact.

Solow Townhouses – 222 East 67th Street

Solow Townhouses is a luxury brownstone with just a few unique residences located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The luxury rentals at Solow Townhouses provide a serene New York City home within the bustle of Manhattan. Apartments are available as two bedrooms duplexes, three bedroom triplexes and full 5 bedroom townhouses with 5,100 square feet of living space. Units are full of light and boast gorgeous gourmet kitchens with wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and marble tile floods. These units are ultra luxury living at its best, New York City style.

Units and Pricing

Two bedroom units at Solow Townhouses start at a staggering $11,500/month.

Features and Amenities

Amenities at Solow Townhouses include a 24-hour garage, a glass enclosed health club, garden patios and access to a swimming pool. These luxury rental townhouses offer wood burning fireplaces, marble baths, floor to ceiling windows and 25-foot skylights in expansive cathedral ceilings that illuminate it all.

Location

Solow Townhouses are located on the charming and prestigious Upper East Side in the Lenox Hill neighborhood. Residents enjoy a location that’s just a few blocks from Central Park, New York’s largest green oasis. Not to mention the Upper East Side is home to some of the world’s greatest shopping, dining and entertainment. In short, you’ll never lack for something to do, whether you’re sunning in the park or dining at Serafina. The Upper East Side also features some of the city’s greatest schools, so it’s great location for raising a family – your child will get the best education whether you choose to go private or public.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Solow Townhouses aren’t for just anyone – they’re extremely luxurious and large, and for that reason, extremely pricey. That being said, if you’re looking for a large family home without having to own anything, they’re a great option. The townhouse apartments, many of which have multiple levels, are great for families and boast their own outdoor space as well as a bevy of luxury amenities. The building gives you the opportunity to live like kings and queens without having to commit to a purchase or fight with a co-op board.

The Camargue – 303 East 83rd Street

The Camargue is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The building offers a bevy of modern amenities, as well as oversized one and two bedroom apartments. Homes at The Camargue feature wood flooring, spacious closets, energy-efficient windows, granite countertops and state of the art kitchens and private terraces. The building offers on-site fitness center, 24-hour concierge and doorman, on-site laundry and more. As the units are quite large, The Camargue is a popular place for young families who want to put up convertible walls.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available units at The Camargue, which is a testament to the popularity of the building. Previous rentals ranged in price from $2,268/month for a one bedroom, one bath unit with 617 square feet to $5,545/month for a two bedroom, two bath with 1,038 square feet. The average price per square foot at The Camargue is $54.

Features and Amenities

Apartments at The Camargue feature parquet and plank wood flooring, spacious closets and pantries, energy-efficient windows with noise reduction technology, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops in the kitchen and bath, custom maple and/or mahogany cabinets, ceramic tile floors, linen closets and private apartment terraces. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center with cardio theater equipment, resistance machines and free weights, a controlled-access lobby, a laundry room, pet-friendly apartments, 24-hour concierge and more.

Location

This neighborhood at the south end of the Carnegie Hill District became very attractive in the late 1980’s and the 1990s with the opening of many boutiques and several restaurants and the upgrading of a nearby supermarket. There is excellent neighborhood shopping and many excellent schools and religious institutions nearby as well as many of the city’s most important cultural institutions. The Camargue is within walking distance of Carl Schurz Park and John Jay Park and Pool, as well as Museum Mile.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Camargue offers spacious, updated residences that are perfect for roommates and young families who are looking for apartments with numerous bedrooms but who can’t necessarily afford the oversized apartments. Units at The Camargue are oversized, and the building allows convertible walls, so it’s easy to take a large one bedroom unit and transform it into a two bedroom, or take a two and make it a three.

The Croyon – 12 East 86th Street

The Croydon is a luxury apartment rental building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A former hotel, The Croydon was built in 1920 and surrounds about half the block of 86th Street, bound by Madison and Fifth Avenues. It sits 15 stories high and offers a doorman and a garage but no sidewalk landscaping. The Croydon was designed by Schwartz & Gross and was erected in 1923. There are 343 apartments in the building, all of which enjoy the Dean & Deluca on Madison and 85th. No two apartments in The Croydon are alike, but all boast the same pre-war charm. The building was converted from a hotel to apartments in 1976.

Units and Pricing

There are currently six available units at The Croydon, all one bedrooms ranging in price from $3,300/month to $5,835/month. The average price per square foot at The Croydon is $87.

Features and Amenities

No two units The Croydon are alike, but all possess the pre-war charm typical of a 1920s building. Amenities at The Croydon include a fitness center, doorman, garage, laundry, bicycle room and valet service.

Location

This neighborhood at the south end of the Carnegie Hill District became very attractive in the late 1980′s and the 1990s with the opening of many boutiques and several restaurants and the upgrading of a nearby supermarket. There is excellent neighborhood shopping and many excellent schools and religious institutions nearby as well as many of the city’s most important cultural institutions. There is excellent west-bound cross-town bus service on the street, and the east-bound service has a stop across the avenue. An express subway station is at Lexington Avenue.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Croydon offers a chance to live in a historical building in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the city. The units might not necessarily be perfectly modern, but the charm is there, and the building tells a story. The common areas have been beautifully restored and updated. It’s a true white glove building, one that’s reminiscent of old New York. If glitz is your thing, you might not like The Croyon, but if it’s old world glamour you’re looking for, this is the building for you.

The Clermont – 444 East 82nd Street

The Clermont is a luxury rental apartment building located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The building has 408 apartments in 34 stories. Clermont Tower is a white brick building with a canopied entrance, and boasts a concierge, a 24-hour doorman, a garage, balconies and landscaping. Apartments are spacious, sunlit and well updated, featuring custom kitchens and baths. They range in size from studios to three bedrooms.

Units and Pricing

There are currently no available apartments at The Clermont, which is a testament to the building’s popularity. Previous rentals ranged in price from $2,100/month for a studio to $6,200/month for a three bedroom, three bath unit.

Features and Amenities

All apartments at Clermont Tower offer roomy, light-drenched floor plans, with custom modern kitchens and baths and oak hardwood floors throughout. Select residences offer private balconies, while the rooftop deck offers a quiet respite from the city below. Oversized windows provide excellent views, with the panoramic city and river views from the upper floor. All of the apartments for rent at The Clermont are pet-friendly.

The building features a full time doorman, a concierge and sidewalk landscaping.

Location

There is good cross-town bus service on 86th and 79th Streets, but subway stations are not nearby. There is a southbound entrance to the FDR Drive at 79th Street and Carl Schurz Park and some excellent private schools are nearby. The Upper East Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan, thanks to its quiet, tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture. Once a haven for the wealthy and upper class folks, it’s become a place that also suits the upwardly mobile. The neighborhood has drawn bars, eateries and shopping destinations onto its streets, so you’ll never lack for something to do.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Clermont might not offer great amenities, but the apartments are spacious and sunlit, and offer custom kitchens and baths. The location is a bit far from the subway, but it’s very close to Carl Schurz Park, as well as great crosstown bus service.

Rivers Bend – 501 East 87th Street

Rivers Bend is a luxury apartment rental building located on York Avenue on the Upper East Side. It was built in 1968 and is a white-brick building with 22 stories. Each story offers eleven apartments; most of which offer wood-burning fireplaces. The building’s facade is modulated with dark spandrels, several columns of balconies and numerous terraces. Rivers Bend boast a glass-enclosed rooftop pool and gym, a garage, 24-hour doorman and more.

Units and Pricing

There are just two units available at Rivers Bend, a testament to the popularity of the building. Both are one bedrooms with 750 square feet; one is listed at $2,800/month while the other is listed at $3,000/month. The average price per square foot at Rivers Bend is a mere $48.

Features and Amenities

Rivers Bend has a glass-enclosed, rooftop pool and gym, a garage, a 24-hour doorman, sidewalk landscaping and an attractive lobby. The building is pet-friendly and has central air-conditioning. Many apartments have fireplaces and almost all have private balconies.

Location

Rivers Bend is located just a short walk from Carl Schurz Park and several excellent private schools. The Upper East Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan, thanks to its quiet, tree-lined streets and gorgeous architecture. Once a haven for the wealthy and upper class folks, it’s become a place that also suits the upwardly mobile. The neighborhood has drawn bars, eateries and shopping destinations onto its streets, so you’ll never lack for something to do.

Rivers Bend

Rivers Bend offers spacious apartments, great amenities and an amazing location, all for the low price of just $48/square foot. It’s a great building for families given its proximity to various parks and great schools, and the promise of a balcony and wood-burning fireplace helps to persuade.