The Upper East Side has long had a reputation for being home to staid, somewhat fussy homes for the super-rich, and while that’s still partially true—particularly the closer you get to Fifth Avenue—the past few years have seen a wave of new development in the neighborhood.
A crop of new buildings (from developers like Extell and Related) are targeted to a younger—and, admittedly, still wealthy—audience. Yorkville in particular has seen its own mini-development boom, with nearly a dozen buildings in the works east of Third Avenue. The Second Avenue Subway’s long-awaited debut has also given the area more cachet, though it remains to be seen what effect it will have long-term on real estate.
In any event, here’s a map of some of the Upper East Side’s most notable new developments, from tricked-out skyscrapers to condos promising “affordable luxury.”Read More