7.1 out of 10

East 59 St, Sutton Place

Ranked 1st best street in Sutton Place
40.7592402653319 -73.9610789893821
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles


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

"Nothing much to report here"

59th in Sutton Place is pretty uneventful especially compared to the few streets just below it in this neighborhood. There isn't nearly the pizazz of other Sutton Place blocks on 59th but I'm guessing that's because it's the furthest street north in the neighborhood before it changes.
Right at 2nd Avenue, there's nothing but a big apartment building from the '70's and the Queensboro Bridge. Granted, the apartments are very nice and expensive and the bridge is really lovely, but there's nothing else going on around this block. There's nothing to do and no sprawling mansions to see which is what this neighborhood is kind of known for.
Across 1st Avenue, there's a really cool market that is in the vaulted space under the bridge. It's a lovely market and I think the idea of putting it here is really cool. Plus, it's an added convenience that this neighborhood has a lot of. Conveniences are not a selling point in this neighborhood by any stretch especially that public transportation is so minimal around here. I guess that's because a lot of people in this neighborhood have cars and drivers and the like.
There are some cool things on 59th like fantastic shopping (the massive Bloomingdales is just up at 3rd Ave) but there isn't really anything going on at all in Sutton Place proper but apartment buildings and the bridge. It's not a bad neighborhood to live in at all. It's actually one of the nicest and most expensive, but to move here just to live in an uppity apartment isn't really my thing. I feel like I wouldn't move to a neighborhood like this until I actually could buy one of those glorious houses on Sutton Place.
  • Nice apartments
  • Cool bridge view
  • Close to neighborhoods with things happening
  • Nothing to do
  • No conveniences
  • Transportation is bad
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Great inner city living or visiting!"

East 59th Street is a great overall location to live or visit. With several condos and hotels one has no problem finding a place to stay nearby. This is great location as it is only a short cab ride from ton of great attractions such as 42nd Street and 34th Street. Additionally, East 59th is just walking distance from Central Park if you ever feel like taking a stroll. This is a great location and from my experience there I would recommend it to anyone.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
Uraniumfish But the prices are kind prohibitive for living and even for hotels, aren't they?
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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

"Go and spend your money!"

East 59th Street features just what you would expect for a street that borders Midtown and the Upper East Side – a bunch of places to spend your hard earned money (usually in the form of restaurants, but you can also spend a good deal at Williams-Sonoma if you want to buy fancy cooking wares for your home).

This street is a mix of residential buildings and tourist trafficking.

"Sweet shopping to be had"

Three places: H&M, Bloomingdales, and Urban Outfitters, within very close proximity to the train station. Sure, they're big retailers you could find elsewhere but I have to say that I think the stores on 59th Street are a bit bigger than the others, and therefore get more and better variety of merchandise. Wander off Lexington, and find lots of inconsequential "psychics." These are always fun to go to. Make up a story about your life and see what they say.

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1 Ave

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East 55 St

"Pretty boring street"
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East 56 St

"Great history but little present"
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"Fancy Pants"
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"The uptown bridge"
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"Private, secluded and very elite"
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Sutton Pl

"Beautiful homes in a posh neighborhood"
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