Upper East Side

Sophisticated architecture, shops, and brunch spots neighboring Central Park.

The Upper East Side is sleek, chic, and classic NYC. Door attendants receive your visitors and marble foyers open into grand ballrooms in this sophisticated neighborhood. As the height of luxurious living, the Upper East Side’s immaculate brownstones are located around the corner from some of the city’s finest designer boutiques. Paces away from Central Park and easily accessed by three subway lines, the Upper East Side’s convenient location only adds to its upper-crust reputation.

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Upper East Side is within Manhattan and bordered by Midtown, Roosevelt Island, Harlem, Midtown East, and East Harlem

LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 40 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 17 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 26 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The Pinnacle of Posh in New York City's Upper East Side

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Doormen, bellhops, and curbside service characterize the Upper East Side, a neighborhood that's always dressed to the nines.

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Sometimes window-shopping is more fun than the real thing. Whether your jaw drops over penthouse apartments or floor-length gowns, you'll find something to admire in the Upper East Side.

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World-Class Museums and Central Park: Two of NYC's Most Remarkable Attributes

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With exhibitions curated by museums like the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City stands at the height of high-culture.

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The neighborhood boasts more than first-rate museums. Its proximity to Central Park ensures the Upper East Side remains unequalled.

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Central Park's hidden paths often lead to sprawling green spaces.

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As New York's most famous park, it attracts thousands of visitors a day. Whether they're lounging, laughing, or picture-snapping, Central Park provides the perfect perch.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Susie Cushner

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Susie Cushner is a professional photographer based in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her work is primarily focused on still life, food, travel cultural and lifestyle subjects. She's inspired by the joy of revealing things to others; hopefully, with an unexpected perspective. Photography offers Susie continuous opportunities to identify and express creative narratives of the ordinary and extraordinary.