What’s there to see in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York?
What’s the history of the Upper East Side?
The Upper East Side, also abbreviated as UES, was developed in the 19th century when the Boston Post Road and the New York Harlem Railroad brought some commercial development to the area. This area became affluent because of where this neighborhood is positioned: by the southwest corner where the Vanderbilt family lived. Mant other rich families called UES home including the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts. Today, UES remains one of the wealthiest parts of Manhattan.
What are the demographics?
UES is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Manhattan. The median income for this area is $131,000. The main ethnicity is 79 percent white and 8 percent Asian with other races making up the remaining 12 percent. The largest age in this area young adults aged 25-45 at 37 percent of the population.
Visit one of Upper East Side’s many museums
The Upper East Side has nearly 20 of the world’s most famous museums. A few to note are:
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Showing collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art.Frick Collection: A former millionaire’s home turned into an art museum.
- Asia Society Museum: A nonprofit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia.
- Park Avenue Armory: A nonprofit displaying artwork and showcasing performing and visual arts.
What an interesting thing to see at Upper East Side?
Four of the top five zip codes that give the most money for political campaigns are in the UES. The top zip code is 10021. As a whole, New York gave $2.9 million for George W. Bush and $4.3 million for John Kerry for the 2004 presidential campaign.
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