Named after Andrew Carnegie whose mansion still stands at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street since 1901, Carnegie Hill is the Upper East Side’s jewel, and considered one of the most prestigious residential areas in New York City. This sought-after neighborhood is home to museums, avenues, historic townhouses, creating a quiet environment that is seemingly tucked away from the continuous pace of New York CIty.
The Carnegie Mansion today houses the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Other excellent cultural institutions in the area include the Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, and the National Academy of Design. This area is a quiet oasis of tree-lined avenues with many private schools. Local groups have preserved the neighborhood’s personal and old-fashioned atmosphere by fighting against high-rises and new development.