neighborhood guide
  •  Battery Park City
  •  Chelsea
  •  Clinton
  •  East Village
  •  Financial District
  •  Gramercy Park
  •  Greenwich Village
  •  Harlem
  •  Lower East Side
  •  Midtown East
  •  Midtown West
  •  Murray Hill
  •  Soho
  •  Sutton Place
  •  Tribeca
  •  Upper East Side
  •  Upper Manhattan
  •  Upper West Side
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  •  Brooklyn
  •  Queens
  •  Bronx
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Upper East Side

With fashionable townhouses that are home to high society, the Upper East Side was once known as the Silk Stocking District, and remains one of the city’s most affluent areas. Home to the Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Frick and the Lenox families, to name a few; during the Gilded Age, these famous, powerful and wealthy families helped create the area as we know it today. The Frick Collection, a collection of old master paintings and fine furnishings, resides in the former Henry Clay Frick House.

The area and its denizens in the late 1800s were described in detail in the novels of Edith Wharton.

In 1868, the German Hospital, which would later become Lenox Hill Hospital was opened in on 77th Street. In the early 1900s, the hospital was the first in the country to open a physical therapy department and the first hospital in New York to open a tuberculosis division. Over the years, they’ve been a leading innovator in medicine. Also in the area is the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the leading research and treatment institutes in the country.


School District Grades
Public
P.S. 191 AMSTERDAM NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION K – 9th
P.S. 199 JESSIE ISADOR STRAUS NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION K – 5th
SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION K – 8th
P.S. 191 AMSTERDAM NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION K – 9th
SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOL NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION K – 8th
BEACON HIGH SCHOOL NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
FIORELLO H LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
HIGH SCHOOL FOR ARTS, IMAGINATION AND INQUIRY NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
HIGH SCHOOL FOR LAW, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY JUSTICE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
HIGH SCHOOL OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
MANHATTAN THEATRE LAB HIGH SCHOOL NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
MANHATTAN/HUNTER SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
URBAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL FOR MEDIA STUDIES NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 9th – 12th
Private
ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL HIGH SCHOOL
BEIT RABBAN SCHOOL Pre-K – 5th
ETHICAL CULTURE-FIELDSTON SCHOOL Pre-K – 12th
GATEWAY SCHOOL OF NEW YORK Ungraded
IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN Pre-K – 3rd
JEWISH GUILD SCHOOL FOR BLIND Ungraded
MANHATTAN DAY SCHOOL Pre-K – 8th
PARKSIDE SCHOOL K – 5th
PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN’S SCHOOL 6th – 12th
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON SCHOOL 7th – 12th
YORK PREP SCHOOL 6th – 12th
Catholic
BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK EDUCATION OFF Pre-K – 8th