"Charming Upper East Side street"
Take a walk down East 74th Street and you'll find yourself in one of the most beautiful areas of Manhattan. Staid brownstones, tree-lined streets, and charming side-street cafes dot this family-friendly area, which reaches from Central Park and the elegant shopping boulevard of Madison Avenue all the way to the East River. It's excellently located near a number of good schools, among them the Lycee Francaise of New York, private Birch Wathen Lenox, Buckley, and Hewitt School, all of which are located within a few block of 74th Street (also a mere stone's throw, in the early '80's on East End Avenue, are Chapin and Brarley). This street is also fantastic for foodies. Nearby restaurants in the street's western area include charming Italian Via Quadrone, the high-end Cafe Bouloud, popular Candle Cafe, while head further east to sample ethnic delights at Persepolis Restaurant and A La Turka Turkish. While nightlife here is relatively subdued (2nd Avenue offers a few preppy dive bars in the area, including the eclectic Iggy's Karaoke on 75th and 2nd), it's nevertheless a pleasant, if expensive, family-friendly area. The best transport is the 6 train on Lexington Avenue and 77th Street