7.7 out of 10

East 84th St, Yorkville

Ranked 2nd best street in Yorkville
40.7751793952766 -73.9494264855288
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Really really rich"

Gracie Square reminds me of Sutton Place a lot. It's equally as beautiful and somewhat resembles a real neighborhood with free standing houses instead of massive skyscrapers. This area is a welcome respite on the Upper East Side seeing as the UES is predominantly massively tall, new buildings. Gracie Mansion is in Gracie Square and it is really quite a sight. It's odd to see so many beautiful old homes in the midst of all of this steel when you're coming down the river or the highway. They seem like they don't belong and at the same time, it's very New York.
Whenever I think of this area, I think of Gossip Girl (don't judge me). I think it's because the two big time private schools for which their school is based are both in Gracie Square. One is called Chapin and the other's name eludes me. But, these are the cream of the crop high schools where only the elite go and most of the kids are pretty much guaranteed entrance into an Ivy College. The tuition of these schools rivals that of a private university so only the rich kids can go there. I would be afraid to send my kid to a school with a bunch of other kids that have no concept of money, but then again, I wouldn't want my kid going to school in New York at all. You have to start sending in applications for preschool when you're kid is still in the womb which is just crazy. But, that is pretty telling of the kind of people that live in this neighborhood. It's really beautiful but it is incredibly snooty. It's only old money (in my opinion) whereas at least some actors and athletes have been known to live in Sutton Place.
The other thing that is less than desirable about Gracie Square is that it is really isolated from restaurants, shopping, bars and any sort of convenience. Being that most people walk everywhere in the city, if you live here, you had better have a driver. Luckily, to live here, you would have to be able to afford one . . .
Pros
  • beautiful homes
  • block associations plant trees and keep streets clean.
  • Green, quiet.
Cons
  • Snobby
  • Distance from subway.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Calm and green."

Carl Schurz Park , which starts at Gracie Square and goes up past Gracie Mansion, along the East River, is one of Manhattan's less-known treasures. The park has a great Parks Department gardener, well-supported by donors, neighborhood volunteers, and the non-profit Carl Schurz Park Association.
In April there are thousands of daffodils. They were planted in autumn, 2001, part of a gift to the city from Dutch bulb growers and the city of Rotterdam, as condolence for September 11. In May comes the flowering of a famous colonnade of cherry trees at the eastern end of 86th street. At all times of year, on sunny days, you'll see people sitting on benches along the East River esplanade. A half-mile jog or bike ride north takes you to a bridge to Randall's Island, which has bike paths, soccer fields, and new Parks Department plantings along the river.
Asphalt Green is one of the good points of the neighborhood. Good yoga, pilates, and other classes, plus weight rooms and machines. It has the best swimming pool in Manhattan.
Prices in the area are good right now. One Gracie and Ten Gracie are the legendary buildings. Irving Berlin lived at One Gracie when he was writing the words and music for Annie Get Your Gun. Madame Chiang Kai-Shek lived in Ten Gracie until her death at age 105.
Pros
  • Green, quiet.
  • block associations plant trees and keep streets clean.
  • Crosstown 79th and 86th buses are good.
Cons
  • Distance from subway.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Pretty as a picture"

East 84th Street is in my opinion one of the prettiest streets on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This street which extends from a cul de sac bordering Charles Schurz Park on East End Avenue to Central Park on Fifth Avenue, has a real estate landscape which is made up of tall rental buildings like the Strathmore on First Avenue and the Continental East Apartments, graceful pre-war properties like 7 Gracie Square and several low rise buildings along with numerous stately town houses that house both single and multi-family units.

Most of the town houses on East 84th Street date back to the early 20th Century or even earlier but there is one renovated townhouse that is located between East End Avenue and York Avenue which counts as my favorite building of the locality as its owner has gut renovated it and given it a total modern look with a tall glass fronted façade- not the best idea if you value your privacy but great if you want to show off your contemporary art collection to all and sundry.

Additionally East 84th Street also hosts the Chapin School which is located at 100 East End Avenue and is widely regarded as one of the top private schools for girls in the city. As for dining options East 84th Street like many of its siblings hosts several neighborhood restaurants like Yorkville Creperie at York Avenue, Hummus Kitchen at Second Avenue, Italianissimo-Ristorante between First and Second Avenue that cater to the needs of the residents who wish to dine within the neighborhood rather than venture out to other parts of the city.
Pros
  • Leafy, quiet and tranquil
  • Safe
  • Decent dining options
Cons
  • No nightlife to speak off
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
5/5
2yrs+

"Overlooked Upper East Side charm"

While Sutton Square may get all the attention, its elegant charm is certainly rivaled by its northwards neighbor. Gracie Square, more famous for the nearby mayoral mansion of the same name than on its own merits, is one of the most desirable outlets in the city - and one of its best-kept secrets. With elegant facades and proximity to charming Carl Schurtz Park, with its two (little and big) dog runs, riverside walkway, playground, and sports courts, not to mention prestigious girls' schools Chapin and Brearley, Gracie Square is a perfect family location. It's reasonably bucolic - traffic here is minimal, with the exception of the morning rush at the two nearby schools - and boasts not only park views but also pleasant views of the East River. There isn't much around by way of practical amenities - in order to buy most groceries and other sundries, it's necessary to head up towards 86th street (York Avenue has a reasonable collection of things to do and buy, including a diner, drugstore, pizza parlor, a few restaurants, and a Gristedes, although you'll have to head west in order to do some big shopping.) Yet the walk is pleasant, passing brownstones and tree-lines streets, and if anything only serves to boost the remote, secluded charm of Gracie Square. You may be living on the Upper East Side - but you can at least pretend you're in the Hamptons, if only for the afternoon.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lots of restaurants, scene caters to older crowd"

This is another street that offers a wide array of eateries. If you’re staying in the area, or thinking about moving there, you should check out Brandy’s Piano Bar. But, beware – it is not a scene for youthful hipsters or young professionals. In fact, the entire street embraces the neighborhood’s old school New York charm, and its older residents.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Simple Street in UES"

East 84th Street is nothing all that special. Homes, small business, and Paola's, a modest yet popular, Italian Bistro. This street houses man young couples either expecting or raising children (I saw NINE pregnant women on one corner alone, so be careful when you drink the water!) This block is not for those looking for a bar to spice up your night. That is a symptom of the Upper East Side: the quiet clam of the 30's.

East 84th street is close to the following metro station: 6 at 77th, and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for families and young couples.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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