The posh buildings and high-end boutiques define The Upper East Side, an area in New York’s Manhattan. It is located between Central Park, the East River, 96th Street and 59th Street. Wealth and luxury define the area and Upper East Side is definitely one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in New York City.
This part of New York incorporates many small neighbourhoods like Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill and Yorkville. The place is a main destination from the tourist point of view, not just because of the wealth and affluence but also because of the excellent museums in the country. You can find Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt and Smithsonian Design Museum along with a wide range of art galleries.
You can reach Upper East Side from LaGuardia Airport in 20 minutes by cab and from JFK Airport in 40 minutes.
The major commercial intersection and neighbourhood of Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is 17 minutes by Subway. Wall Street is 26 minutes by subway from Upper East Side.