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It’s an image no lover of classic movies will forget: at dawn Holly Golightly, still in her little black dress and jeweled necklace, has once again forgotten her key after a night on the town. What else to do, but go to Tiffany’s and window shop?

Of course, that’s the famous opening scene from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn. Ever wonder where Holly lived? Her home was a rented apartment on the Upper East Side of New York.

The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, between Central Park and the East River. The neighborhood’s borders are 59th Street, 96th Street, Central Park and the East River. Once known as the “Silk Stocking District,” the Upper East Side is still one of the most affluent neighborhoods in New York City, with the highest per square-foot pricing in the United States. The house where Holly lived has approximately 2,880 square feet and was built in 1910; today its value is in the millions.

The Upper East Side has been a setting for many movies and other media because of its world-class museums, expensive restaurants and boutiques and proximity to Central Park. The 1989 hit, When Harry Met Sally featured scenes with Billy Crystal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, located on the Upper East Side. It’s one of the string of museums along Fifth Avenue’s “Museum Mile.” Others include the Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Academy of Design, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum ant the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Politically, the Upper East Side is one of few areas in Manhattan where Republicans constitute more than 20 percent of the electorate. In the southwestern part of the neighborhood Republican voters equal Democratic voters, the only such area in Manhattan. The area is also significant for political fundraising; the Upper East Side generated the most money for the 2004 presidential campaigns of both George W. Bush and John Kerry.

Notable residents have included Woody Allen, Lady Gaga, Caroline Kennedy, Brooke Astor, Spike Lee, Madonna, Ricky Gervais, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Martin Scorsese and Michael Bloomberg.


200 E 72nd St - Community Photo 8 photos
  • From $6,500
  • 3 BR
New York, NY 10021 Map

(347) 554-5167 Check Availability
420 East 80th Street - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $2,780 - $3,425
  • Studio - 3 BR
Manhattan, NY 10021 Map

(866) 880-3327 Check Availability
Archstone Camargue - Community Photo 14 photos
  • $3,115 - $4,910
  • 1 BR - 4 BR
Manhattan, NY 10028 Map

(877) 797-7558 Check Availability
Upper East Side Pre-War  One bedroom   $1798 - Community Photo 7 photos
  • From $1,798
  • 1 BR
New York, NY 10028 Map

(877) 851-0038 Check Availability
400 E 84th St - Community Photo 6 photos
  • From $16,050
  • 3 BR
New York, NY 10028 Map

(917) 765-9237 Check Availability
Upper East Side Spacious One-Bedroom WELL Below Ma - Community Photo 3 photos
  • From $1,945
  • 1 BR
New York, NY 10028 Map

(877) 636-4817 Check Availability
443 E 88th St - Community Photo 8 photos
  • From $3,250
  • 3 BR
New York, NY 10128 Map

(516) 253-1366 Check Availability
Two Bedroom  Brownstone , East 65th St, 2nd Floor - Community Photo 11 photos
  • From $3,000
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10065 Map

(877) 518-6489 Check Availability
BRIDGE Suites - Community Photo 14 photos
  • $2,000 - $3,900
  • Studio - 2 BR
  • Short-Term
New York, NY 10022 Map

(646) 586-5768 Check Availability
1113 York Ave - Community Photo 9 photos
  • From $7,650
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10065 Map

(347) 918-3384 Check Availability
1071 1st Ave Apt 4N - Community Photo 6 photos
  • From $3,500
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10022 Map

(786) 708-2724 Check Availability
Parc 77 - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $3,200 - $3,930
  • Studio - 1 BR
Manhattan, NY 10024 Map

(877) 516-7087 Check Availability
UWS One Bedroom Duplex With Stylish Wood Trim, Sty - Community Photo 16 photos
  • From $2,499
  • 1 BR
New York, NY 10023 Map

(347) 380-4286 Check Availability
Upper West Side Stylish Two-Bedroom Brownstone - Community Photo 9 photos
  • From $3,575
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10023 Map

(347) 380-4447 Check Availability
Midtown East Affordable Two Bedroom Only $2695 - Community Photo 9 photos
  • From $2,696
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10022 Map

(877) 900-0794 Check Availability
East 55th St  OPEN HOUSE , SUN.  2-BR $2700     La - Community Photo 11 photos
  • From $2,700
  • 2 BR
New York, NY 10022 Map

(877) 498-3111 Check Availability
Parc Cameron - Community Photo 6 photos
  • $2,130 - $3,560
  • Studio - 4 BR
Manhattan, NY 10024 Map

(877) 670-2795 Check Availability
RiverTower - Community Photo 14 photos
  • $4,780 - $24,075
  • 1 BR - 4 BR
Manhattan, NY 10022 Map

(877) 753-7076 Check Availability
Parc Coliseum - Community Photo 8 photos
  • $2,525 - $3,950
  • Studio - 2 BR
Manhattan, NY 10023 Map

(877) 513-0863 Check Availability
The Westmont - Community Photo 26 photos
  • $3,055 - $7,565
  • Studio - 3 BR
Manhattan, NY 10025 Map

(877) 514-2935 Check Availability
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