Yorkville and You !
People all too often say New York City is a huge city, and that it lacks that “neighborhood feel”. I think of New York City as a collection of many small towns and I encounter that neighborhood feel everyday – across various neighborhoods (it can feel like you’re taking a trip around the world, with just your MetroCard in hand!).
Feeling like you are a part of a neighborhood, means finding that neighborhood that appeals to you, and ultimately becoming part of its fabric.
One of my favorite neighborhoods on the Upper East Side is Yorkville. So many of my “favorites” both new and old are in this area.
Here are some of them :
Corner Cafe & Bakery – great food and fabulous cupcakes !
Eli’s Vinegar Factory – when I ponder what I’ll prepare ,one of my favorite places to shop !
92nd Street Y – it’s just all around awesome, from cultural events, to fitness, to well-everything. I love it !
Mister Wrights – has been in the neighborhood for at least 30 years if not more. Across from the Rupert-Yorkville Towers, between 89th and 90th on Third Avenue. Superb service, great prices .
Parlor Steakhouse – on 90th and Third a wonderful relatively recent addition to the landscape of the neighborhood. Love it so much, even the wait staff recognizes us when we come in. It’sworth noting that the owners of this fine establishment were neighborhood residents when they dreamt up this place!
Uptown Lounge – Third Avenue between 87th and 88th Streets.Did you know they have live Jazz on Tuesday evenings ? Well, they do-something else I enjoy doing when I want to hear some music after long envigorating days, but still be able to walk home !
Crumbs – Yes, I have a sweet tooth. And I’m proud of it, and I really enjoy cupcakes…often (having TWO locations that are walking distance is heavenly !)-the Yorkville location is on 93rd and Lexington Avenue (there’s another location on 78th and Third…walking distance from my office!)
Barnes & Noble – I admit, I am biased, I miss the “old” Barnes & Noble, and by that…I don’t mean the one that used to be between Second and Third, I mean the one on Lexington. And I still remember not only when that one opened, but when there was a stand alone Barnes & Noble Jr-located just off Lex in a space which most recently was a Walgreens. I also remember the diner that was on the corner of 86th and Lex (and no,I don’t mean the comfort diner that was there most recently before the construction of the Lucida condominimum which has brought us a Sephora, H&M ,new B&N AND a Shake Shack most recently). Upside, Fairway!
Shake Shack – ok, I freely admit-this is one of my newest guilty pleasures, I love the shakes . I walk to and from the office as much as I can, on top of regular sessions at the gym, so I can continue to indulge. (And yes, most often I walk right past it, every evening, and very often can not resist stopping!)
Want to know more of my favorite spots ? I’d be happy to share them with you,the list can be extensive! And if you’re interested in making Yorkville your neighborhood take a peek at our new exclusives high atop Yorkville Tower- not only will you be near all of these places and more, you’ll have mesmerizing views too from your spacious new two bedroom two bath home in a fabulous full service condo!
And if you see me walking around –say hi, don’t worry Bentley doesn’t bite and neither do I!