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The New Upper East Side...

... of Beijing. Awesome in theory. As desolate in metaphor. Better yet, it's modeled on the real thing: "To conclude the remarks of the speakers, the Upper East Side of Beijing is similar to that of New York in which both districts serve as the green lung of the city to enable harmonious fusion of the city and the nature." Uh, right. Curbed's suggested motto for UES Beijing: "Giving Las Vegas' East Village a run for the money."
· 'Manhattan Success as Referent for Developing World' [Beijing Capital]
· World Focuses on the Upper East Side [Flickr/Triple Good Photos]