East 60th Street North to East 96th Street. East of 5th Avenue.
Nearby Subways 4, 5, 6, Q
From the Plaza Hotel at the edge of Central Park at 59th Street to the
top of Museum Mile at El Museo del Barrio at 105th Street, this is the
city's Gold Coast. The neighborhood air is perfumed with the scent of
old money, conservative values, and glamorous sophistication, with Champagne
corks popping and high society puttin' on the Ritz.
On the corner of Lexington and 59th Street is Bloomingdale's - one of
the NYC shopping icons, a beloved sanctuary for stylish consumers. On
Madison Avenue, window shopping can be intoxicating: so many tempting
boutiques, so many famous names to flaunt on everything from socks to
shoes to satin sheets to chocolates.
Between Lexington and Madison Avenues, Park Avenue is an oasis of calm
with wide streets meant for strolling, lovely architecture, and a median
strip that sprouts tulips in season and sculptures at other times of
the year. Railroad tracks ran in this median before World War I. This
grand street stretching down to midtown is one of our city's most coveted
Once Manhattan's Millionaire's Row, the stretch of Fifth Avenue between
72nd and 104th Streets has been renamed Museum Mile because of its astonishing
number of world-class cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. This stretch is lined with
the former mansions of the Upper East Side's more illustrious industrialists