8.3 out of 10

East End Ave, Yorkville

Ranked 1st best street in Yorkville
40.7739610118033 -73.9454798055227
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"A peaceful sanctuary in the midst of Manhattan!"

East End Avenue is a perfect and historic New York residence, especially for folks looking for a grand home or pied-a-tier so close in location, yet so far from the hassles of living in other neighborhoods of the City and especially, midtown and downtown. Truly a respite and sanctuary relative to most neighborhoods of NYC. East End Ave is children friendly, dog friendly (2 NYC's premier off leash dog runs), older and younger demographically diverse. Crosstown buses cross at 79th and 86th St, take people across town with ease and convenience. For joggers, strollers, bikers, dog walkers, their is no finer venue for such activities then the beautiful tiered gardens, Esplanade and Carl Schurz Park.
Pros
  • Best Dog Runs in NYC
  • Very Pet friendly community
  • Great art shows
  • Wide tree lined avenue which is quite spotless and lined with grand co-op buildings which host families who have lived there for generations.
  • affordable rents
  • everyone dressed so well
  • Great views of the East River and the Carl Shurz park
  • Two of the best Private Schools for girls are llocated on East End Avenue, the Brearely School and the Chapin school
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love the Nieghborhood but Watch Out for 85 East End Avenue"

Great pocket neighborhood in Manhattan where you have the quiet and tranquility of a suburb, but are still in the midst of all the action with a quick cab ride away. People are friendly and the park that services this area is great for big and small dogs alike.
Pros
  • Wide tree lined avenue which is quite spotless and lined with grand co-op buildings which host families who have lived there for generations.
Cons
  • The biggest con of East End Avenue is that it is four blocks away from the nearest subway though it is served by the M79 crosstown bus.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Gracie Mansion"

East End Avenue is a street best known for Carl Shurz Park and Gracie Mansion. It intercepts Gracie Square and is one of the wealthier streets in Manhattan. It has a much more neighborhood feel than other parts of Manhattan. There are a lot of trees and free standing homes which is really rare in present day Manhatts. I think the thing that East End has become synonymous with Gracie Mansion, though. I've never heard anyone talking about any other home or person who has lived in that neighborhood. Then again, I don't hang out with a lot of billionaires so I guess I probably wouldn't.
Gracie Mansion has a really interesting history. It was built at the end of the 18th century. It was meant to be a country home for Archibald Gracie but he had to sell it to pay debts. I love the idea that everyone used to have "country homes" two miles away from their downtown mansions. That's hardly traveling but I guess that's the way things were back then. It was part of the park in the 1920's as a public restroom which is, again, interesting to say the least. And, then it was designated as the mayor's house in 1942. Gracie Mansion is no longer open to the public in any way and can only be opened for the mayor, his family and other officials. So, because of that, the last two mayors have had to move out of Gracie in order to have their girlfriends be able to sleep over. I find that hysterical. Some laws are so archaic. . . .especially in New York. If you look up bizarre New York laws, it will blow your mind.
There's nothing else really all that noteworthy about East End Ave. There's nothing to really do or so other than the East River (and, that's not exactly scenic) or maybe Long Island City (which is even worse than the East River). There are no restaurants, bars or shopping areas in this part of town, so it's really just for living or doing a drive by of the mansion.
Pros
  • Wide tree lined avenue which is quite spotless and lined with grand co-op buildings which host families who have lived there for generations.
Cons
  • boring
  • dead at night
  • expensive
  • The biggest con of East End Avenue is that it is four blocks away from the nearest subway though it is served by the M79 crosstown bus.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"A peaceful family gem"

While much media attention on the Upper East Side covers the glitzier strip around Madison Avenue, this Yorkville enclave, nestled against the East River, is a much-overlooked alternative. With a quiet, family-friendly feel (two of the city's top girls' schools, Chapin and Brearley, are located here, and a playground turns Carl Schurz Park into an honorary proxy some afternoons) and easy access to the shopping and restaurant fare on 86th Street, this avenue is an ideal location for Upper-East-Siders looking for something other than the "norm" of Park Avenue. Nature buffs will be pleased - apart from the playground and dog runs, Carl Schurz sports plenty of pleasant green patches as well as a riverside walk. And while the street itself tends to be low on amenties, with the exception of nearby sports centre Asphalt Green, York, as well as the 86th Street crosstown, has plenty to do. The local diner, The Mansion (not to be confused with nearby Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence), is part of an increasingly rare breed of "proper" diners, while TCBY's pizza and fro-yo is of a consistently high standard. But the main attractions of East End Avenue are its bucolic feel, relaxing atmosphere, and proximity to nature - three elements in rare supply in below-Inwood Manhattan.
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 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet piece of heaven"

East End Avenue is a quiet tree lined avenue which overlooks the East River and borders the FDR drive in Manhattan. This primarily residential avenue which extends from 79th street to 90th street is populated by some of the most magnificent pre-war co-op buildings in New York City like 1, East End Avenue and 25, East End Avenue both of which afford gorgeous views of the fast flowing East River. Aside from these splendid dwellings, which seem to scream ‘old money’ East End Avenue is also home to the Carl Shurz Park which has within its environs, two dog runs, a playground, a grassy knoll, a concrete walking and biking promenade and the historic Gracie Mansion which is the official residence of mayor of New York City. This relatively isolated stretch of Manhattan which is located four blocks away from the nearest subway line at Lexington Avenue is in fact much coveted by affluent New York City families for it has within its folds two of the city's best private schools for girls, namely the Brearely School at 83rd Street and the Chapin School at 84th Street. Perhaps the only downside of living on East End Avenue is its considerable distance from the nearest subway line though it is does have convenient bus links with the rest of the city as it served by two cross town buses at 79th street and 86th streets respectively. However subway access to and from East End is bound to improve in the future with the completion of the Second Avenue subway line which is currently under construction.
Pros
  • Great views of the East River and the Carl Shurz park
  • Two of the best Private Schools for girls are llocated on East End Avenue, the Brearely School and the Chapin school
  • Wide tree lined avenue which is quite spotless and lined with grand co-op buildings which host families who have lived there for generations.
  • affordable rents
  • everyone dressed so well
  • quiet
Cons
  • The biggest con of East End Avenue is that it is four blocks away from the nearest subway though it is served by the M79 crosstown bus.
  • Street parking is quite impossible on weekend nights though expensive parking garages abound
  • The cold winds from the East river can lower the temperatures by a few degrees on East End Avenue
  • boring
  • dead at night
  • expensive
  • far from downtown
  • terrible grocery stores
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Beautiful street away from the city (though it's still in the city)"

This is a mostly residential street – tourists hardly ever wander so far away from the action. But – if you’re looking for a quiet street that offers fancy Upper East Side apartment buildings, this is the street for you. Even if you have to walk a bit to get back to reality, it’s probably worth it for people who really value a quiet neighborhood (which is increasing difficult to find in Manhattan).
4/5
2yrs+

"Great location, big price tag."

East End Avenue is a pricey street in Manhattan bordering the East River Park. It is home to several exclusive club houses and luncheon spots and also is home to Gracie Mansion. It's atmosphere is one of peace and quiet and old money reigns supreme in the area. It's absolutely breathtaking and extremely clean. Not even a stray piece of gum can be found on the pavement. Dogs seems to be the pet of choice in the area and many a pooch can be found strolling the block with their owner or walker trailing right behind.
4/5
2yrs+

"High society and gorgeou buildings"

East End Avenue is what one would consider a true "money address". The Mayor's mansion is housed on East End Avenue and a slew of other famous addresses exist. High society clubs and the "ladies who lunch" often descend upon the spot, and for good reason, it's absolutely breathtaking. The Chapin School, a well known private school, is also located on the block making it a perfect spot for families with the money for it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Classy and Upscale Address"

East End Avenue, like it's counterpart on the West End is classy and elegant. The condos that line the street are absolutely stunning. The street sits right across from Carl Schurz Park and offers residents a nice retreat from the hectic city life. Like most areas on the far east side of the city there is not much in the way of fun in the area and transportation can be difficult at best. Gristede's offers residents shopping convenience. The real allure is the quiet atmosphere so people looking for more than a nice stroll and classy living space probably will be greatly disappointed.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Very high class living"

I used to babysit two girls on East end Avenue a few years ago and I was amazed at the condo they lived in. It was a 3 bedroom, condo where each of the 3 rooms had their own bathroom. though the space was not huge, it was very classy. The master bedroom had the bathroom with the jacuzzi, and the other room had its own bathroom inside the room.

Even as you went outside you were amazed at the view of central park, which was right across the street, since this was the street that separated the east and the west side. The residents here are very friendly, which has been a surprise to me, growing up in a New York where most people just stick to themselves and do not say hi to you unless they know you.

East end avenue became my dream place to love in if I had stayed in the city. It is walking distance from the major train stations yet far enough back where you had a view of the vast green that makes up central park.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5
2yrs+

"East End Ave. and E. 88th Street."

The Mayor's House (Gracie Mansion) is on East End Avenue and East 88th Street. This mansion was built in 1799 by one of the wealthiest men in the City Archibald Gracie. In 1942 Fiorello H. LaGuardia moved into Gracie Mansion and inaugurating the building as the official residence of the Mayor of New York. Gracie Mansion is available for tours by reservations only. Contact the curator at (212) 570-4751.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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