Neighborhood Spotlights

Upper East Side – Corinne Pulitzer, Douglas Elliman

As a real estate professional for more than 20 years, I not only sell the Upper East Side, I have called Park Avenue home for 30 years and can’t imagine living elsewhere. With Central Park, Museum Mile, schools, houses of worship, fabulous restaurants, shopping at my doorstep; as well as transportation close by, the Upper East provides a wonderful lifestyle and, at the same time, offers a wide palate of real estate options for buyers and renters. There are coops, condos, new developments, town houses and rentals sharing the same grid…all on tree-lined blocks that are meticulously cared for.

Corinne ‘s Suggestions:

01Via Quadronno

Mexican Cuisine

03Maison Kayser
Fresh bread

04J.G. Melons
Best burger in town

05The Second Avenue Deli
Best Pastrami, Corned Beef, Matzoh Balls and Chicken Soup

Upper East Side – Ginger Brokaw, Town Residential

The Upper East Side represents the “best in class” on every level. From the grand avenues to the quiet side streets…there is a suburban thread to the urban landscape.  Both vibrant and subdued, this part of NYC offers some of the finest things in the world in just several zip codes.  Whether your choice is to live in one of the elegant cooperatives or the most cutting edge new development it is assured that you will be located in an incredible community with the best in education, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment and have one of the worlds most beautiful parks as your backyard

Ginger’s Suggestions:

Favorite Restaurant

02Kaiser & Payard
Bakery – It’s a tie!

03Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel
After Dinner

04 Le Chat Noir
Favorite Lunch

05Lady M Cake Boutique
Guilty Pleasure

East Village – Sergio Ayo, BOND New York Properties

Battery Park City is a 92-acre planned community on the southwestern tip of Manhattan. The area was developed to house the many business professionals who work in the financial district nearby. Using soil, rocks and dredging from nearby construction, Battery Park City emerged from the Hudson River in a land reclamation project. Since then, families have been tumbling in to enjoy the scenic views, fresh air and spaciousness of the neighborhood. Luxury residential, commercial and retail buildings define the carefully laid out neighborhood. Among these destinations are the World Financial Center and North Cove, a large yacht harbor. Battery Park City is a forward-looking neighborhood with numerous LEED green certified buildings and parks along the river where residents can be found jogging, playing mini golf or taking sailing lessons. Once part of the Hudson River, Battery Park City is now a residential oasis for those who can afford the lifestyle.

Sergio’s Suggestions:

01Asphalt Green
Asphalt Green is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness.

02North Cove Marina 
The premier waterfront facility in New York City.

03The Esplanade
With its views of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New Jersey shoreline, the Esplanade is a pedestrian paradise.

04 North End Grill
The North End Grill features a bustling scotch bar, a dining counter overlooking the open kitchen, and a vibrant dining room.

05Rector Park
It offers a pleasant place to rest or read, have a quiet lunch

Upper West Side – Cathy Taub, Stribling & Associates

The Upper West Side has it all: Diversity of population, architecture, culture and housing!  Lincoln Center offers Film, Jazz, Opera, Theatre, Dance & the Philharmonic.  Lincoln Plaza Cinema offers indie films, and The Beacon has great concerts.  Central & Riverside Parks add dramatically to the daily quality of life. Plus, there’s The Museum of Natural History & the NY Historical Society, with its GREAT restaurant, Storico.  There’s a fantastic farmer’s market every Sunday on Columbus; there are two major Universities and Barnard College too!  How about Barney Greengrass! Plus, the people are friendly & have good politics!

Cathy’s Suggestions:

New trendy bar

Marcus Samuelsson’s American restaurant/café at Alice Tully Hall (#1 train)

Broadway & 113th (#1 train)-delicious locavore food

Amazingly yummy grilled cheese sandwich shop (#1 train)

05 CENTER BAR at the Time Warner Center
Pricey but chic spot for cocktails & snacks in TW Center with fabulous  views