It's a new year, and broker/blogger Andrew Fine is back with some hard-hitting questions. First up: the Upper East Side, and why it has about a million sub-neighborhoods that, sadly, just blatantly exclude big tracts. Officially, the UES grew out of three historic sub-areas: Carnegie Hill; Yorkville; and Lenox Hill. But they're inconsistent. As Fine points out, Carnegie Hill starts west of Lexington, while Third Avenue is Yorkville's western border. So what about blocks between Third and Lex? (Asks this author, who grew up on just such an unidentifiable stretch, with particular interest.) But with a little rejiggering and bumping of boundaries, Fine managed to include almost all blocks in the existing districtsexcept for one left-out chunk from 79th to 86th streets west of Third Avenue.
We humbly put forth the following options:
1) EaMet (east of the Metropolitan Museum of Art)
2) BeCaLenY (between Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, and Yorkvilleinspired in part by BoCoCa)
3) Lululemon Land
Please leave better ideas in the comments section below, and head to Fine's blog for more.
· A Fine Idea: Time To Realign Upper East Side Boundaries To Make Sense Of It All Once, and For All! [AFB]
· How The Upper East Side Grew Out Of Three Historic Enclaves [Curbed]
· Andrew Fine coverage [Curbed]