A close-knit neighborhood on the Upper East Side where permanence takes precedence over new development, Carnegie Hill trades a bit of the UES’s flair for a family-oriented, low-key feel.
Carnegie Hill is one of the few neighborhoods that has maintained the classic New York City feel.
A few of the old Central Park mansions remain, but it’s mostly low to mid-rise condos and co-ops mixed in with pre-war rowhouses and brownstones with classic stoops.
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Despite its prime location next to Central Park, Carnegie Hill has managed to retain the feel of old New York, fighting off new developments with more success than most Manhattan neighborhoods.
A mix of locals heading to Central Park, tourists visiting Museum Mile, and plenty of private school children.
While it doesn’t have the typical Upper East Side nightlife, it does feature some of New York’s most famous upscale restaurants.