Tucked in the north of the most affluent neighborhood in Manhattan, Carnegie Hill is considered to be the locus of the Upper East Side’s prestige and historical integrity. Bordering 86th Street on the south, 96th Street to the north, and running between Fifth Avenue (Central Park) on the west and Third Avenue on the east, Carnegie Hill is home to museums, avenues, and pre-war mansions and townhouses, all exuding a quiet, stately aesthetic that is a far cry from the hustle of much of New York City.
Named after Andrew Carnegie’s mansion built in 1901 and still standing at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street, Carnegie Hill is famed for its aesthetics, museums, and restaurants. The Carnegie Mansion, a national landmark, now houses the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the famed cultural institutions of the Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, and the National Academy of Design are also located in Carnegie Hill. Upper- and middle-class families reside in the carefully-maintained pre-war mansions, condos, townhouses, and brownstones that give Carnegie Hill its distinct, cozy nature, one that is deeply appreciated by its welcoming, close-knit residents and maintained within the Carnegie Hill Historic District.
Touted as the one area of evanescent Manhattan where permanence is prized, people seeking deep roots come to Carnegie Hill to fall in love with this NYC neighborhood’s cultural institutions, famed restaurants, and family-oriented community.