5.6 out of 10

East 76 St, Yorkville

Ranked 16th best street in Yorkville
40.7703797316072 -73.9540875157567
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Storm in a tea cup"

East 76th Street extends from John Jay Park which kisses the East River Drive to Central Park and Fifth Avenue. This typical Upper East Side Street offers a real estate landscape that is littered with historic pre-war co-op buildings, magnificent townhouses and relatively newer luxury condominium buildings like the Impala which is located on First Avenue and the Promenade Apartments located near York Avenue.

Also located on 76th Street is the 980 Madison Avenue building which is known as the Carlyle Galleries that houses the Parke-Bernet auction house along with art galleries like the Gagosian gallery. This building was recently bought by famed developer Aby Rosen who has since then wanted to redevelop it by adding floors to the building and utilizing the ‘air rights’. Rosen has also brought in world famous architect Lord Norman Foster for the effort.

However this proposed redevelopment which was initially going to add 22 floors to the building has caused a lot of controversy and has evoked massive protests as 980 Madison Avenue building lies within the Upper East Side Historic District and the Madison Avenue Preservation Special District, which limits the height of new buildings to 210 feet. Moreover in addition to violating the norms of the neighborhood it is believed that this redevelopment will block the vistas offered by the legendary Carlyle Hotel located nearby as well as alter the character of the neighborhood but in spite of all this vociferous opposition the Landmarks Preservation Commission seems to have recently given the developer the go-ahead for a modified version of the redevelopment plans.

Other prominent buildings located on 76th Street include the Surrey Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel which has housed famous guests like JFK, Bette Davis. Claudette Colbert down the years and which today houses the popular restaurant Café Boulud which belongs to the David Boulud stable of restaurants, the Hewitt School for Girls( a private school), the MS 167, Robert F. Wagner Middle School,( public school) and the gorgeous St Jean the Baptiste Catholic Church on Lexington Avenue.
  • Stunning architecture
  • Peaceful and quiet
  • Elegant and refined
  • Poor dining options
  • Stuffy
  • Dead at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Quiet neighborhood, intersections can be busy"

There’s a NY Sports Club on this street (okay, I know – there’s hardly anywhere on this island where there isn’t an NYSC nearby), as well as a string of restaurants, but it isn’t exactly a great tourist attraction. Besides NYSC, there is business that offers fitness consultation called Nu-Train Nutrition here on East 76th.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"East 76th Street"

East 76th street also boats prime real estate, ad locate don the upper east side, the cout alone is worth the dorman. Many families live on this block, and strollers are as commonplace as fire hydrants and police buying donuts in one of the many convenience stores. Nearby John Jay park along the Hudson is filled with beautful views, pretty dogs, and shade, something the city lacks immensely.

East 76th street is close to the following metro station: 6 at 77th street , and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is light and it is a good neighborhood for families.

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