The Upper East Side is NYC’s richest neighborhood in terms of numbers of cultural institutions calling the neighborhood home. In fact, there are so many museums and cultural institutions located along Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, they call it “The Museum Mile.” Some of the more well-known institutions housed in Upper East Side neighborhood include: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum – Smithsonian Institution, Museum of the City of New York, 92nd Street Y, National Academy, Whitney Museum of American Art, Asia Society, China Institute, American Irish Historical Society, El Museo del Bario, Frick Collection, Goethe Institut, and Jewish Museum. It may take you a lifetime to completely explore what the neighborhood’s cultural institutions have to offer.
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