Vanderbilt. Roosevelt. Frick. Rockefeller. Kennedy. The Upper East Side was the neighborhood of the late 19th century's captains of industry. Today, the "UES" upholds its reputation as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the country and remains the home of old money and pedigreed palates.
Come on a stroll to hear the stories behind the mansions and stomping grounds of the who's who.
About Your Guide
Kansas born, Ohio raised, New Jersey schooled, and now: New York native. I devour history and non-fiction books, especially anything about Nieuw Amsterdam, Gotham, The Five Boroughs and the Empire City.
My dog and I endure four flights of stairs to reach our Upper West Side apartment, but wouldn't change a thing.