Welcome to the inaugural issue of VICINITY, Douglas Elliman’s illuminating look at the splendors of New York City’s Upper East Side.
Roughly 300 blocks structure the eastern stretch of Manhattan that runs from Fifth Avenue to the East River and 59th to 96th Streets. Within, a selection of the world’s most celebrated museums and galleries rise beside beloved restaurants, cafes and private clubs, as well as unique residential properties. All of this is flanked by the winding passages of Central Park to the west and waterfront views to the east. These attributes and many more define today’s Upper East Side.
It’s this breadth and depth, along with the marvelous architectural nuances of the neighborhood, that inspired VICINITY. Throughout these pages, you’ll hear from locals, learn valuable insight from experts and listen in on conversations with some of our leading agents. From performing arts in the Guggenheim Museum’s rotunda to the story behind Park Avenue’s public tulip harvesting day, read on.
The allure of the Upper East Side as a wondrous, welcoming place to live continues to blossom. To understand its contemporary contributions and its place in Manhattan is to unlock a neighborhood that represents so much to so many different people. And although it may appear to be the quintessential New York City neighborhood, it’s also one of surprise and delight that continues to defy stereotypes.
I hope that this issue inspires you as much as it did me.
Happy Exploring—The Next Move Is Yours.
President and Chief Executive Officer