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Upper East Side
Travel Essentials:
Located along the east side of famed Central Park, it extends from 59th Street to 96th street.
Famous families have spent generations here such as the Kennedys, the Rockefellers, the
Roosevelts, and the Carnegies, just to name a few. Today many celebrities call it home.
Important museums run along the Upper East Side's section of Fifth Avenue, which is
nicknamed the “Museum Mile”. This “mile” includes the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(, the Jewish Museum of New York (
, The Frick Collection (, as well as the Guggenheim Museum
(, among others. Although the subways run along Lexington Avenue,
the MTA Bus line runs down 2 nd
Avenue, where an array of local known restaurants and
pubs are found along the street.
Essential Experiences:
Guggenheim Museum- 1071 Fifth Ave. at 88th St. The building, designed
by Frank Lloyd Wright, was designed in the shape of a conch shell. It
borders Central Park and offers new exhibits frequently. If you aren't inter-
ested in the artwork, at least make your way to see this architecture treasure. .
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. Find some of
the most amazing pieces of art such as the larger-than-life painting Wash-
ington Crossing the Delaware, in the American Wing; the tiny suit of armor
of the Infante Luis, Prince of Asturias, in Arms and Armor; and "William,"
the 12th-dynasty faïence hippo (and Met mascot) in the Egyptian gallery.
Insider's Tip: If you're feeling thirsty, head to Metropolitan's rooftop bar,
which offers stunning views of Central Park. .
Gracie Mansion - Built in 1799 and later restored to its glory, Gracie Mansion
became New York's official mayoral residence in 1942. Fun Fact: Gracie
Mansion had once served as an ice cream parlor and the first location of the
Museum of the City of New York. General admission is $7 for adults, $4 for
seniors, and students are free.
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