This posh area encompasses the east part of the island from 59th St. up to 96th St., and extends from the East River to Central Park. When the city's rectilinear street grid was implemented in 1811, the bigwigs of commerce and industry built their mansions along 5th and Park avenues and the area has since maintained its reputation as one of the wealthiest parts of Manhattan. The UES is also known for its magnificent, world-class museums like the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Academy of Design amongst many others. The neighborhood has many other little "enclaves" within, such as Lenox Hill, Yorkville and Carnegie Hill, however most people visit the museums along 5th Ave. and might not even know when one neighborhood turns into the next!
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