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Central Location Upper East Side Historic District

1871 House Location is Central, Convenient & Historic

  • 1871 House is conveniently and ideally located in the southern section of the Upper East Side known as Lenox Hill. Lenox Hill forms the lower section of the Upper East Side closest to Midtown. The house also lies within the Upper East Side Historic District and is protected by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission.
  • Central Park, Restaurants, Cafes, Museums & Galleries. Tucked among gorgeous townhouses and other historic buildings between Park and Lexington Avenues 1871 House offers charming accommodations in the style of a B&B, a couple of blocks from Central Park, upscale shopping, cafes, restaurants, renowned museums, New York's most valued cultural institutions and art galleries. It has the good fortune to straddle several of the city’s most exciting and vital neighborhoods; residential Park Avenue, with its quiet elegance, Fifth and Madison Avenues, lined with chic boutiques; the vibrant energy and skyscrapers of Midtown; and the tranquility of Central Park.
  • Central Park is a prominent amenity of the neighborhood and within a few minutes' walk of the house.
  • The neighborhood is synonymous with wealth and social standing. Since the turn of the century, many of New York’s most affluent people have lived here. Today, the district contains a rich mixture of modest brownstone row houses, opulent town houses, mansions, and imposing apartment houses. Some of the finest American examples of urban residential architecture can be found on these streets. Source - Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts.

Nearby Hospitals, Museums & Cultural Institutions

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  • Madison Avenue: What sets this neighborhood apart from all others is its proximity to Madison Avenue. Madison Avenue has been famous for more than a century as the world's premier shopping district for the finest food, opulent merchandise, luxury lodging and services available anywhere. Madison Avenue is the world's most famous retail address.
  • In addition to the boutiques, the neighborhood is noted for its very attractive side streets, lined with many mansions and townhouses, many of which are now owned by consulates and diplomatic missions, and art galleries. All these contribute to the lush, and hushed, ambiance of this beautiful Upper East Side neighborhood. 

This area includes many important Museums and Cultural Institutions:

  • The Frick Collection - many consider the Frick the crown jewel of American museums because its small collection is virtually made up only of world-class masterpieces. Located on 70th Street & Fifth Avenue  
  • The Met Breuer - the Met Museum's new space dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Located on 73rd Street and Madison Avenue. 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art located on 80th and Fifth Avenue
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) located on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The Asia Society located on Park Avenue at 70th Street.
  • The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, on East 61st Street between First and Second Avenues, built in 1799 as a carriage house and converted to a hotel in 1826. It was a country resort for New Yorkers who wanted to escape the city, located below 14th Street at the time. 
  • Society of Illustrators - Hip gallery exhibiting illustrative works and providing drawing classes, with a member-only eatery. Located on 63rd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. 

Close Proximity to the Country's Best Hospitals and Medical Facilities:

  • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell hospital
  • The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center occupies nine buildings in Lenox Hill.

Midtown is walkable. The midtown office district begins just below 60th Street. The area's proximity to mid-town, makes this one of New York's most desirable residential neighborhoods.  1871 House is a residential respite from the bustle of midtown Manhattan with all the benefits of Midtown Manhattan at your fingertips.

Transportation in the neighborhood is excellent. Among subway lines are the 4, 5, 6, F and the new Q extension. The Q stops in Times Square, offering many transfer options. Grand Central Station is one subway stop away (taking the 4 or 5 one stop from 59th street to Grand Central Station. Southbound buses can be found along Lexington Avenue (62nd street) and northbound buses on Madison or Third Avenue (63rd Street).

Design Center. Architects, Designers and Collectors from around the world travel to this area for its concentration of design and home furnishings showrooms and galleries including the nearby Decoration and Design "D and D" building and Manhattan Art and Antiques Center.

Hunter College and Rockefeller University are both in the neighborhood.

Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany's Territory - 1871 House is located on Gossip Girl, Sex & the City & Breakfast at Tiffany's home turf. Stay at 1871 House and explore Blair and Serena's, Carrie Bradshaw's and Holly Golightly's favorite hangouts! Our stately townhouse is just steps away from Park Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Serendipity 3, where celebrities come for the Frrrozen Hot Chocolate. A gourmet breakfast basket with items from self-styled NYC "Goddess of Bakedom" Sarabeth is available.

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