RE: Upper East Side/Carnegie Hall ? locals help?
Topic: RE: Upper East Side/Carnegie Hall ? locals help?
November 17, 2019 / By Lavone Question:
NYC locals: I am relocating to the city and search of a place. I have been finding studios on the Upper East Side for about $1400.00. I imagine they are about 250-300 square feet but that’s fine. However, I assuming that they are located by the river or close to the 90’s. I have read that in some of these parts, it can be a 20 minute walk to a subway?? Is that a safe area? Also, what’s the area around Carnegie Hall like? I will be working in the Financial District. Thanks!
Best Answers: RE: Upper East Side/Carnegie Hall ? locals help?
Jocosa | 10 days ago
There is a lot of substance in your question, but I'll address each topic as best I can.
You can find a decent place in the Upper East Side for $1400 a month, but, like you said, it's most likely going to be a small place; a studio or if you're lucky a small 1bedroom. More than likely these places will be east of Lexington Ave, and in some cases as far east as First or York and in the 70's, 80's or maybe the 90's. Keep in mind that the subway in this area runs along Lexington Ave, so once you get east of Second Ave, you are looking at three or more long crosstown blocks to get to the train. If you are east of First Ave, then it is possible that your walk to the train could be up to twenty minutes.
SInce you definitely won't be able to touch anything west of Lexington in that price range, let's assume you'll be between Lex and York. In that area, anything in the 60's, 70's and 80's would be, in my opinion, a good place to live. There are lots of places to shop and eat, the neighborhood has some character and the street life is good. E.86th St is a fine throughfare and many of your needs you'll find can be met right there. I would not recommend living above 96th St, not because it's unsafe, but because the neighborhood tends to change at that point and it becomes a different demographic. You could probably get more for your money there, but you'd want to check it out first and hopefully spend some time there.
As far as Carnegie Hill goes, well that refers to the area above 86th and between Central Park and Third Ave. If you want to end up in this neighborhood, it'll probably be closer to the Third Ave side. More than likely though, you'll find yourself east of the border of Carnegie Hill.
A word about commuting to the financial district from the Upper East Side. There are many people that work in Lower Manhattan and live in the UES. The 4 train will be your means of getting to and from work. Remember that there is only one line on the east side of Manhattan, that Second Avenue line still hasn't been built, so the trains get VERY crowded during rush hour. Anyway, the 4 train runs express and the stops below Canal St are Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, Fulton St, Wall St. and Bowling Green. The express stop in the UES is 86 St, but if that isn't close to you, you can transfer to the 6 which runs local.
Hope this helps. I know it's a lot of info, but the area you describe is quite large. There is some affordable housing in that area because of the housing boom that took place in the middle of last century, but like I said, most of the affordable places are east of Lexington. The properties between the Park and Lexington are for the other half. Or more accurately, the other 1%.
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The east side subways in that area (Yorkville) are on Lexington Avenue at 96th and 86th ... if you walked from East End Avenue to Lex and up or down a few blocks, it would take about 20 minutes, avoiding the cars and stopping for a coffee and a buttered roll .... yes, 20 minutes sounds about right ... It *is* a safe area ...The area around Carnegie is heavily congested, and sort of dear, dirty, sooty old New York and then some smashing new high-rises, very full of people, restaurants galore, shops, hotels, a really sophisticated but heavy neighborhood .... good transportation in all directions, just south ~ tra la ~ of Central Park and depending upon where you live, it is either really really expensive, or not so terribly bad, depending upon your finances... ...... the subway ride to way downtown would be a snap ....
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Yes, Upper East Side and Carnegie Hill is very safe.
I used to live in Yorkville before I moved to Queens.
Only subway is Lexington Avenue Line served by (6) at 59th, 68th, 77th, 86th, 96th Ss. Express (4) and (5) is at 59th and 86th Sts only. Mostly (4/5) gets crowded.
Some people walk or some people take crosstown buses to catch their subways.
Yes it is about 20-15 minutes walk.
When 2nd Avenue Subway pharase one complete most likely in 2009 or 2010, Q express from Broadway will be expanded via 63rd St Connector up 2nd Avenue Line.
According to 2nd Avenue Study, Upper East Side Station will be 72nd, 79th, 86th and 96th Sts.
It is also planned speed of Bus Rapid Transit because M15 buses are very heavily used and have traffic.
When 2nd Av Subway is built, it will reduce the crowd on Lex Av lines.
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