New York Rentals – Upper East Side

View of the Upper East Side from a luxury apartment balcony

No neighborhood is quite as synonymous with luxury living in Manhattan as the Upper East Side. Manhattan's most desirable residential neighborhood for generations, the very words "Upper East Side" conjure an image of pre-war buildings, tree-lined streets and understated elegance. There's a reason for that, of course -- it's easy to find all of those on the Upper East Side -- but there's more to life on the Upper East Side than a sterling reputation.

Apartments on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue are perhaps the most prestigious pieces of real estate in the nation, but while those blue-chip addresses are dominated by ultra-high-end co-ops, it's still possible to find luxury rentals on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, as evidenced by 1085 Park Avenue, an elegant pre-war rental building, and the equally stunning pre-war rental apartments at 1160 Fifth Avenue; the Emery Roth-designed 945 Fifth Avenue is somewhat younger than its pre-war peers (it was built in 1949), but is equally elegant. Further east, the buildings -- and the residents -- get younger, although the Upper East Side's more modern luxury rentals are also among the most sought-after in Manhattan real estate. Solow's One East River Place is a stunningly modern full-service luxury rental tower, and modern rental buildings such as The Lucerne and The Post Toscana meet the neighborhood's high standard for excellence.

And of course what has always been great about the Upper East Side remains great -- beautiful parks along the East River and proximity to Central Park; the world-class cultural attractions of Museum Mile; block after block of luxury shopping and some of the finest restaurants in the city; the finest schools in Manhattan. In this case, the generations of buzz are more than justified, and more than enough to make any New Yorker want to 'move on up' to one of New York City's finest residential neighborhoods.

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Claridge House Claridge House

201 East 87th Street, Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side

Claridge House Building - 201 East 87th Street apartments for rent

Situated on Manhattan’s Upper East Side on East 87th Street, the Claridge House stands 31 stories tall, and offers 402 luxury apartments for rent. The building places residents near Central Park and some of the city’s finest shopping and dining spots. Claridge House also has a health club, on-site laundry, and parking for tenants.

1214 Fifth Ave 1214 Fifth Ave

4 East 102nd Street, Upper East Side

1214 5 Avenue Rentals NYC

As the tallest residential building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, 1214 Fifth Avenue boasts 230 apartments throughout its 50 floors. The building is located across the street from Central Park and sits on the Museum Mile, one of the most sought-after residential areas in New York City.

165 East 66th Street 165 East 66th Street

165 East 66th Street, Upper East Side

Apartments for rent at 165 East 66th Street in NYC

Located in the heart of Lenox Hill, 165 East 66th Street boasts an enviable location close to Central Park, not to mention some of Manhattan's finest cultural institutions as found in Midtown and the Upper East Side. Each apartment for rent has been designed with modern living in mind, as evident by their sleek and elegant details.

220 East 72nd Street 220 East 72nd Street

220 East 72nd Street, Upper East Side

220 East 72nd Street Building - Upper East Side apartments for rent

Located between Second and Third Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, 220 East 72nd Street is a 28-story structure, offering 147 luxury apartments for rent. In addition to being located in an elite NYC neighborhood, the building provides residents with a full-time doorman, concierge service, and fitness center.

245 East 80th Street 245 East 80th Street

245 East 80th Street, Upper East Side

Apartments for rent at 245 East 80th Street in NYC

245 East 80th Street’s bright and airy apartments set a new standard of luxury for the Upper East Side. With a great location just a short walk from Manhattan's Museum Mile and Central Park, these stylish apartments also offer modern homes and plenty of amenities.

Carnegie Hill Place Carnegie Hill Place

1500 Lexington Avenue, Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side

Carnegie Hill Place - 1500 Lexington Avenue - Upper East Side - NY

Carnegie Hill Place at 1500 Lexington Avenue refers to the pair of modern high-rise buildings located in a tree-lined stretch on the Upper West Side. With large windows that bathe the apartment in natural light, the elegantly furnished apartments of Carnegie Hill Place are both luxurious and technologically savvy.

Manhattan House Manhattan House

200 East 66th Street, Upper East Side

Manhattan House Exterior - Apartments for Rent

Manhattan House is located in the heart of the Upper East Side, giving resident access to the some of the best shopping and dining destinations New York City has to offer.

The Colorado The Colorado

201 East 86th Street, Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side

The Colorado Building - Upper East Side Apartment Rentals

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, The Colorado stands 35 stories tall, and offers 256 apartments for rent. In addition to being equipped with an exclusive residents’ website, the building is prominently situated in Yorkville, and boasts a roof deck with landscaped gardens, fully-attended lobby, and on-site laundry.

The Croydon The Croydon

12 East 86th Street, Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side

The Croydon Building - 12 East 86th Street apartments for rent

The Croydon at 12 East 86th Street is a classic, 15-story prewar apartment building that is now offering luxury apartments for rent. This building, which was once a hotel, has a location that is close to not just retail and school options, but also close to several cultural institutions like the NYC Institute of Fine Arts.

The Monterey The Monterey

175 East 96th Street, Carnegie Hill, Upper East Side

The Monterey Main Building-Upper East Side Apartment Rentals

The unique curved façade of the 32-story rental building is perhaps the first thing one would notice about the Monterey at 175 East 96th Street on the Upper East Side. The homes inside are noteworthy as well, thanks to their luxurious and comfortable space, and the Monterey also has a stunning range of amenities.