Carnegie Hill

The Jewel of the Upper East Side

This picturesque northwest corner of the Upper East Side is exquisite and affluent, with historic brownstones and townhouses containing both homes and private schools.  

Named for the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901 – which now houses the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum – Carnegie Hill is tree-lined, sunny, and desirable for those who crave an elegant oasis in the middle of the city.  

The aesthetic richness, historically preserved architecture, plethora of schooling options, and ease of access to the rest of the Upper East Side make the beautiful enclave a highly prestigious, sought after place to live.


Popular Types of Housing

The area is mostly free of high-rises and and condos, and consists primarily of gorgeous brownstones, creating a distinctly European feel.


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Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

This museum of design and the decorative arts is appropriately located in the gorgeous Georgian-style Andrew Carnegie Mansion and features over two hundred years of historical and contemporary design in the lavish house and grounds.

Cooper Hewitt
The Corner Bookstore

A rare find these days, this intimate, privately owned shop has served Carnegie Hill since 1978. In addition to its carefully curated selection of literature, it has a great children’s department - perfect for the school-filled neighborhood - and hosts holiday parties for its neighbors.

The Corner Bookstore
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The cylindrical building, one of the most famous constructions by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is home to a remarkable collection of Impressionist, post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary art.

Guggenheim New York
92nd Street Y

Not actually affiliated with the YMCA, this cultural institution and community center features world-class concerts, classes, performances, and lectures by notable guests. Recent luminaries to speak at the 92nd Street Y have included Paul McCartney, Rachel Maddow, and Ira Glass.

92nd Street Y


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