Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Nestled in Carnegie Hill, on the Upper East Side, 1510 Lex is perfectly situated for convenience, entertainment and recreation. Steps from the Lexington Avenue trains and a stroll from Central Park, 1510 Lexington is surrounded by quality shops, restaurants and services.

Central Park

Central Park, only three blocks away, is the most amazing attraction, entertainment venue and eye candy NYC has to offer.  This 843 acre masterpiece of landscaping design and implementation was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape designer, and Calvert Vaux, architect all in keeping with the initial goal of creating and maintaining “a massive open-air oasis for a large metropolitan city”.  Today, it is only better than it was; it just keeps getting better.  Central Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1962, and remains the most visited urban park in the United States.  It is the dividing line between Manhattan’s Upper East and Upper West Sides.  Regardless of the season of the year – Central Park has much to offer visitors.  How about a picnic, a meal or a snack; a bike ride; a run around the Reservoir; horseback riding on the many trails; walking your dog; taking a stroll; rock climbing; rollerblading; ice-skating; riding the Carrousel; bird watching; a game of chess; exploring the Ramble where you will forget completely that you are even in NYC; attending a concert – rock or classic, you name it; visiting the formal gardens; watching a fireworks display; learning some new dance steps; just to name a few.  You will never tire of what the Park has to offer.

Transportation

1 Block to/from 96th Street & Lexington Avenue NYC mass transit hub – Lexington Avenue Subway, cross-Park & other bus routes.
Easy access to FDR Drive – ideal for NYC airports, reverse commuting – Connecticut, Westchester, New Jersey, and/or weekend escapes. If you travel a lot for business or pleasure, this is the ideal location for you; it could not be easier to get to NYC airports than from 1510 Lex.

Cultural Institutions

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.

Retail Establishments

Whether you are interested in picking up something at CVS (open 24/7), checking out “bouldering” as a unique work-out option (Steep Rock NYC located just outside the 1510 Lex lobby entrance), grocery shopping, looking for something special for your home, finding the perfect gift for someone special in your life, or simply window-shopping to pass the time, the Upper East Side offers some of the best, and most diverse, shopping available in NYC.  You will find the top grocery stores (including Gourmet Garage and Fairway, with Whole Foods opening soon), iconic NYC department stores (Bloomingdales, Barneys, etc.), most chain retailers, as well as every imaginable specialty store.  Join us at 1510 Lex, and let the fun begin…

Coffee & Wine Bars, Etc.

Coffee and wine bars are probably the fastest growing segment of the food and beverage industry in NYC and the Upper East Side is no exception.  Although at 1510 Lex, we have a Coffee Bar in the Lobby Café, available to residents 24/7, you will find our local Starbucks Coffee steps away at 96th Street and Lexington Avenue.  Make sure, however, that you check out other neighborhood options like Dough Loco, located around the corner on Park Avenue, offering all natural ingredient, eccentric and ever-changing donuts (how about banana curry, blood orange poppy seed or pineapple brown butter?) paired with Blue Bottle Coffee™.  If you go, you need to go early as, with all the press this small place receives, they sell out of their very popular donuts early in the day.  ABV NYC, the wine bar and restaurant located on the near corner, next door to 1510 Lex, offers interesting wines from all over the world as well as very satisfying tapas and full meal menu choices.

Restaurants

The Upper East Side is home to so many restaurants and food establishments, you may have a hard time choosing what and where to eat and trying out all the ones that appeal to you and your friends and/or family. You will discover every possible option depending on your mood, budget and/or culinary aptitude.
The neighborhood is home to trendy favorites ranging from Sfoglia NYC, a high end Italian restaurant located adjacent to the 92nd Street Y, where reservations are essential, to Barking Dog Luncheonette and Sarabeth’s UES, where you can get breakfast all day and comfort food if that appeals to you. You will also find Shake Shack, consistently voted as one of NYC’s best burger joints or newcomer neighborhood hangouts like Parlor Steakhouse and the Third Avenue Ale House. Those wanting to experience some of the newest trendy restaurants opening in NYC, may want to venture to the north into Harlem where you will find a rapidly changing restaurant scene, especially to the west. Those wanting no meat in their meal might be happier at Candle 79 or Candle Café, where vegetarian options are so amazing and fresh that any carnivores who end up there as guests may not even notice they are eating vegetarian or healthier options.


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Although 1510 Lex’s luxury hotel-style service and rich amenity package strives to keep residents satisfied at home, the newly-constructed, LEED Silver property is ideally situated for convenience, entertainment and recreation. Nestled in Carnegie Hill, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, it is steps from the Lexington Avenue subway as well as crosstown and thru-Park bus routes. It is a three block stroll to Central Park, NYC’s amazing 843 acre green urban oasis, including the famed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir – a NYC favorite place for runners, walkers, walking one’s dog or someone else’s dog, bird watching, taking in the dramatic view, etc.

The neighborhood offers quality shops and boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and wine bars, as well as any possible services you may require. The Upper East Side, one of Manhattan’s most sought after neighborhoods, offers both the traditional and classic as well as the trendy regardless of what you are planning – meeting someone for a glass of wine or a coffee, taking in a newly released movie, seeing a special art exhibit at a museum or timely lecture or performance, taking a run or walk in Central Park, with or without your dog. The area is also home to numerous world class museums and cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, and the Museum of the City of New York. Neighborhood streets and avenues are as diverse as NYC as a whole and you will never tire of exploring the area and its amazing array of activities and attractions.

For generations, the Upper East Side has been and continues today to be home to a number of America and NYC’s top hospitals and medical institutions including Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, as well as Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Accordingly, 1510 Lex, and the other 2 Carnegie Hill Place properties also located at 97th Street & Lexington Avenue, are considered preferred residential choices for doctors, medical school students, interns, residents, attending physicians and other specialty staff, trainees or visitors associated with these prestigious medical organizations.