Park Avenue
Park Avenue
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Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 2 min walk
  • 86th St • 7 min walk
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AladdinsGenie
Ankara, Turkey67 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
Although a signficant number of the old-money families have gone away to some other places in US and Europe permanently,unfortunately you can still see lots of things indicating to the presence of money by the truckload (a truckload - an eighteen-wheeler, that is- of $1 bills is worth $7.9 million:)) on this Avenue. Even just one-bedroom apts are sold at 1-1.5 million dollars.

Aside from the money issue, it is one of the most beautiful Avenues of New York city in a lot of aspects. It is also one of the places that makes you say that "Hey, I am in New York !" If the weather is fine, people working in the hi-rise office buildings go out and walk on one of the most beautiful concrete sidewalks of the City.

The main entrance of the National Landmark Classic Waldorf-Astoria is also located on this Avenue.

In my opinion, it is one of the top three Avenues (other two are Fifth and Madison, of course) that MUST be visited by anyone who happens to visit New York.

If you are visiting New York, you should never leave the City without walkin' on the sidewalks of Park Avenue.
Written March 26, 2015
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Jun 2022
PROS
• World famous iconic street
• World famous iconic stores
• World famous iconic buildings
• World famous iconic stuff
* Very exclusive residences

CONS
* Long long street
• Can be crowded with people (including tourists)
• Wide street to cross- could be treacherous

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
…. as part of my 28+K step and 18.2 kilometer walk through midtown and central Manhattan. I was here around Grand Central terminal and again in the low 90s of cross streets. My main journey was on Fifth Avenue- from 42nd Street to 93rd Street. I passed and visited all the famous stuff- and enjoyed it.
Written July 1, 2022
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
I love to come back to this neighborhood.
The Harold Pratt Mansion and about twenty blocks up the Church of St.Ignatius Loyola are both located on Park Ave and are the stand outs on the Upper East Side for us.
Both places hold special memories, our daughter was married in the church and the wedding reception in the Pratt Mansion followed.

The Pratt Mansion dates back to 1920. The exquisite library, the staircase and beautifully decorated rooms make it a very special place to host a wedding reception dinner.

The St. Ignatius Loyola church Is a Roman Catholic parish, the Baroque Revival architecture is very beautiful and impressive.

Returning to Park Avenue is very special for us indeed.
Written March 13, 2017
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,743 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I've lived in Manhattan and also visited many times. Most recently this week. Park Avenue is interesting for sure. But depending on how much time you're spending in the city/plus your interests... let that guide in deciding if you want to spend the time strolling/walking Park Avenue.
Written April 18, 2019
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Allan S
New York City, NY6,283 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Park avenue traverses from up in east Harlem around 133 street all the way downtown to 14 street where it looks sea its identity and changes to Lafayette and continues. Down to Chinatown. The diversity of these neighborhoods tracks the entire history section of the city. And we are all richer for it. Sleek coop and condo buildings including the exclusive and very popular expensive 940 park which China is the home to billionaires at one end to the upper reaches of the 5 story walk ups in Harlem and the Sheri restaurants in the 20's. And 30's are a total cross section of life de. Many notable. Cultural institutions including the Asia society and many embassies are also present. Outdoor art installations are pr sent as are the annual Christmas trees in the 80's and 90's. I love the area and so will you.
Written February 9, 2017
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Tammy T
Wollongong, Australia292 contributions
Feb 2016
WOW! Park Avenue was amazing. What an exciting time strolling the gorgeous architecture and sights of this famous land mark. Park Avenue by night on the hop on hop off bus was very exciting and with a star on any turn it was too much fun to miss. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and woudl definitely return. We visited in Feb so it was sunny with still some snow on the ground and beautiful access to central park meant we missed nothing. Wear your walking shoes and enjoy the visit
Written January 19, 2017
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Saad A
Cambridge, Canada8 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Visiting Park Avenue for a mere mortal is like having their nose pressed against the glass looking at the habitat of the rich and famous. There is history and celebrity along every part of the road and plenty of guided bus tours are available to explain in detail what happened when and where as well who resides where. With Central Park to one side, it is very pleasant and scenic and an overall nice experience worth doing at least once if nothing else, just to say "I was there!!"
Recommended
Written June 12, 2015
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,321 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Some great shops and cathedral’s, The Waldorf Astoria plus the historical buildings. Great to stroll all the way to Central Park.
Written March 1, 2020
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Víctor Mérida
Arica, Chile168 contributions
Dec 2017
Nothing too important here. It has some nice buildings, stores, you can go from the Bowery to Harlem. Nice view of Metlife building and Grand Central.
Written July 23, 2018
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neil102
Astoria, NY7,511 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I am on Park Avenue almost every other day. While one half reflects the richest zip codes, above 96th Street the quality of housing and living conditions goes downhill fast esp when Park Ave crosses into the Bronx and ends up on 135th Street. I would not recommend walking above 125th Street, though you can find everything from 125th Metro North Station and the surrounding neighborhood with its jazz and discount shops. All in all a must for visitors and tourists alike
Written June 10, 2018
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