Upper East Side Historic District
About the Neighborhood:
- 1871 House is 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.
- 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, Madison Avenue shopping, cafes, restaurants, museums & 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.
- New York City's most valued cultural institutions, renowned museums, upscale shopping, and fine dining and other epicurean destinations are in close proximity.
- 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.
- 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 the lower part of Fifth Avenue's "Museum Mile." The major museum on Fifth Avenue in this area is the Frick Collection at 70th Street, which many consider the crown jewel of American museums because its small collection is virtually made up only of world-class masterpieces. There are other important museums and cultural institutions nearby such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art located on 80th and 5th Avenue, The Met Breuer (the Met Museum's new space dedicated to modern and contemporary art) on 73rd Street and Madison Avenue, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and the Asia Society on Park Avenue at 70th Street.
- 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.
- The country's best hospitals and medical facilities including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York-Presbyterian hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery are conveniently located within close proximity to the house.
- 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 is excellent with southbound buses on Lexington Avenue (62nd Street) and northbound buses on Madison and Third Avenue (63rd Street). No buses are allowed on Park Avenue. The area has two cross-town bus lines and subway stations are two blocks south at 60th Street on Lexington Avenue (Q,N,R,4,5,6) or one block north at 63rd Street (F train) on Lexington Avenue. A first phase of the new Second Avenue line is expected to open on December 30, 2016 and will run between 96th Street and Second Avenue and the existing BMT 63rd Street Line, where it will connect to the rest of the subway system. Grand Central Station is one subway stop away (take the 4 or 5 one stop from 59th street to Grand Central Station.
Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and Breakfast at Tiffany's Territory
Built in 1871 and 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.