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Carnegie Hill

Carnegie Hill

Located between 79th and 98th Streets and Fifth Avenue and Third Avenues, the Upper East Side neighborhood known as Carnegie Hill is, for many New Yorkers with families, the city's finest - if not quintessential - residential neighborhood. The area gets its name from the great mansion and fenced garden - now the National Design Museum - that the steel magnate built on Fifth Avenue between 90th and 91st Streets. 

While busy Lexington Avenue near 90th Street offers the classic selection of chain stores, gourmet delis and eyewear boutiques, location dictates that these be interspersed with progressive preschools, sushi restaurants, and that venerable cultural anchor, the 92nd Street Y. Cross-streets are lined with elegant brick towers and stately pre-war townhouses. 

The existence of historic landmark districts and very active community groups guarantees that new developments here will have to proceed with care. The neighborhood boasts the city's highest concentration of major museums - the "Museum Mile" - including the crown jewel that is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as fine schools, numerous religious institutions, and a large supply of sizable apartments, mostly in pre-war buildings. There's also a healthy mix of distinguished architecture, good public transportation, and the coveted proximity to Central Park as well as a very pleasant collection of charming restaurants along Madison Avenue.

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