The Upper East Side is a nabe known for its vast, classic New York apartments with crisply dressed doormen and marble foyers, and easy access to Central park. Luxury shopping abounds closer to 59th street, and Museum Mile near Central Park is home to some of the country’s most visited cultural attractions. In many ways, this is a sophisticated Manhattan of yester-year, and its residents love it for that.

DINING

Daniel Daniel Boulud triumphs with why-didn’t-anyone-else-think-of-it culinary feats. Townhouse This glamorous yet whimsical space retains its original mantel pieces, chair molding and antiques while also featuring sharp geometric patterns, contemporary artwork, and color scheme of bold reds, earthy browns, and creamy whites. Owner-chef David Burke weaves a spellbinding tapestry of New American brunch offerings, ranging from Titanic French toast to organic lobster scrambles. Beyoglu Sublime Turkish meze that is perhaps the best in the city. JoJo Specializing in innovative takes on traditional French bistro fare, JoJo is one of the Upper East Side’s true gems. This Lexington Avenue eatery boasts a comfortable dining area and superbly friendly waitstaff. The recipe for pleasure here is quite simple.

RECREATION AND LANDMARKS

Cooper-hewitt National Design Museum Exhibits historical, contemporary, industrial and domestic design. Frick Collection A collection of 14th-19th century masterpieces. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1.5 million square feet of exhibition space is summoned up in one world. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed wonder is a sight both inside and out. Whitney Museum of Art Bold selection of 20th century works.

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