5.8 out of 10

East 89 St, Upper East Side

Ranked 9th best street in Upper East Side
40.7806640121639 -73.9523623240619
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"Pleasant Upper East Side neighborhood"

This street, snaking through the picturesque, Old World neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, is short on amenities but long on charm. With quiet brownstone houses set back on tree-lined streets, East 89th Street is a conveniently located (near the 86th St 4-5-6 subways and the M86 crosstown bus) and pleasant place to live. It's near several tony private schools, including Dalton, Chapin, Brearley, Nightingale, Sacred Heart, and Spence, makes it a top choice for families looking for a child-friendly neighborhood. The nearby 86th Street (Ancient - Metropolitan Museum-themed) playground in Central Park and the charming Carl Schurtz park at the other end of the city only add to this neighborhood's family feel. East 89th Street is also home to the Guggenheim Museum, a cultural wonder, and is near to the Church of the Heavenly Rest, a warm, welcoming, and open Episcopalian Christian church facing Central Park. Nearby restaurants of note include the Yorkville Cilantro, cozy Elaine's Restaurant, the swank Ten Zan Restaurant, which offers great sushi, and the homey Midnight Express diner, the last of a rare breed of New York City coffee shops.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"The Upper East Side gets more boring as you go up"

The further up into the Upper East Side you go, the faster the restaurants and shops seem to sink away (okay, these things are everywhere you go in New York, but they are less and less frequent up here).
This street features plenty of residencies for those looking to retire with their millions and avoid visitors of the city for the rest of their days. There are doctors’ and attorneys’ offices here as well, and there is an event planner too. (So you see what I mean – the street is lovable for those that live there, but not so much for visitors.)
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"A quiet street in an established neighborhood"

E 89th St is a street in the Upper East Side. This part of Manhattan is also known as Yorkville, a neighborhood inhabited by Czech, German, Hungarian and Irish immigrants at the beginning of the 20th Century. Like many of the surrounding streets, it is a residential street. Walking along this street, you encounter many people walking their dogs to the nearby Central Park. The Guggenheim Museum is also there. If one can afford it, it is a safe and nice street where to live. However, it is definitely not a vibrant place.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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