Around Town – Upper East Side

New York City’s Upper East Side is one of the most affluent areas not only in the city, but in the entire United States. The neighborhood has been home to generations of some of the most prominent families in US history, such as the Kennedys, Rockefellers, and Roosevelts, and has recently been home to celebrities like Madonna and Donald Trump. Fans of shopping and fashion will find high end stores along Madison Avenue, and world class cuisine abounds in the area’s restaurants.

Here are some of the Upper East Side’s most notable attractions:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is one of the most famous attractions in all the world, receiving more than 5 million visitors per year. The Met is host to paintings by such giants of the field as Rembrandt, Picasso and Renoir, as well as an enormous number of important works of art both historical and modern.

Whitney Museum of American Art – 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014

Founded in 1931, the Whitney Museum hosts a collection exhibitions of contemporary American artists, as well as a number of custom programs. One notable program is the Museum’s gift shop Art-o-mat, a vending machine that allows a patron to purchase a piece of original artwork for only a few dollars.

The Jewish Museum – 1109 5th Ave & 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum, founded in 1947, hosts a collection of over 26,000 items exploring over 4000 years of Jewish history. From ancient artifacts to works by Andy Warhol, the Jewish Museum is an immersive journey through the history of Judaism and the Jewish people.

Gracie Mansion – E 88th St & East End Ave, New York, NY 10028

The Gracie Mansion is the official residence of the Mayor of New York City, but is open to tours to the public. It was built in 1799, and has been restored in a way that makes it a functional living quarters while preserving its historical origins. The area of the house open to public touring forms a small museum, hosting an array of artwork and displays of historical significance.

Serendipity 3 – 225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

This restaurant is world renowned especially for its desserts, and has been featured in movies and TV. While their normal menu is far more reasonable, they’re known for both their 1000 dollar Golden Opulence Sundae and previously served a 295 dollar hamburger dubbed ‘Le Burger Extravagant’.

These attractions only scratch the surface of what can be experienced in the Upper East Side, but no trip would be complete without sampling at least a few of these places. If you are in need of expert assistance with head lice, be sure to contact Lice Happens while in this area.