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The design team at DDG is garnering a lot of media attention for their Upper East Side project, which is currently under construction at 180 E. 88th St. The soon-to-be luxury residential building, is also pending as New York City’s tallest building above 72nd Street – a rarity in a neighborhood traditionally known for it’s mansions, brownstones and townhouse-style architecture. The residential tower, which will eventually top off at 31-stories and boast a height of 521-feet, will house 48 incredibly spacious new condominiums. The spectacular views, impressive amenity suite and convenient location to business centers in Midtown and the Financial District make these luxury condominiums in NYC one of the most attractive new options in Carnegie Hill.

Taking its name from the ornate mansion located at 91st Street and Fifth Ave, built by industrial revolutionary Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Hill offers a balanced lifestyle that embraces elements of a quiet residential enclave in the heart of one of New York City’s most frequented neighborhoods. Its lengthy list of iconic attractions, most notably those lining Fifth Avenue’s highly esteemed, “Museum Mile” make Carnegie Hill and the Upper East Side top destinations for locals and tourists alike. Art fans will find bliss at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, one of the nation’s top centers for modern art, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Jewish Museum and The Goethe House German Cultural Center are also considered popular attractions, as well as the nation’s only museum devoted solely to historic and contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt.

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Fans of French cuisine, and fine dining in general, have met their match in the Upper East Side, where Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud continues to collect Michelin Star ratings. Both Daniel and Café Boulud feature his traditional French recipes and upscale atmosphere, but take note of the strict dress codes before waltzing in for dinner. Among other French eateries are Le Cirque and The Simone, both of which feature critically acclaimed menus, and also happen to be located just a short distance from home. Once residents have had their fill at any of these delectable dining rooms, they can move on to filling their wardrobes, as the Upper East Side is also known for its designer and boutique shopping options.

The Upper East Side has long been praised for its selection of charter schools and higher educational institutions, such as Hunter College. For this reason, The Upper East Side has become a popular choice for college-aged students, young professionals and families alike. When students have finished their studies for the day, they can spend their free time in any of the area’s public green spaces, of course, the most popular being Central Park. The 69th Street and Fifth Avenue entrance to the manmade park is convenient for many reasons, but it’s especially beloved by music fans who flock to Rumsey Playfield during the months of May through September for the Central Park Summer Stage Series, featuring musicians spanning all genres and levels of popularity, with legends such as Stevie Wonder known to make surprise visits annually.

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