Something exciting is under way on the Upper East Side. New condos being built by Extell Development at 1010 Park Avenue will soon be for sale, close to all this New York neighborhood has to offer.
And not only does 1010 Park Avenue have an iconic street address—it’s within walking distance of many of the Upper East Side’s most-visited locations.
Central Park is an incredibly brief walk away. The park’s Ancient Playground area is so close that it’s convenient for a stroll with a stroller. There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy here, such as climbing pyramids and exploring sandy areas and water features, all as an homage to ancient Egypt.
Check out the Central Park Model Yacht Club’s wind-powered sailboat races on a leisurely Saturday morning or head over to the Stephanie and Fred Shuman Running Track for a jog with a waterside view.
Choose your destination for weekend brunch with your friends; there are plenty of options within walking distance. Le Pain Quotidien is a great place for light bites such as Dutch mini pancakes and avocado toast with smoked salmon, or classics such as a Belgian waffle with berries and cream or a seasonal frittata. The Zagat-rated Ristorante Morini offers luscious brunch fare like lobster benedict, French toast with whipped cinnamon ricotta, and a short-rib hash. Enjoy vegan brunch at the Zagat-rated Candle 79, where you can get a veggie enchilada, peach vanilla French toast, or potato-zucchini hash with vegan bacon.
For dinner, check out Erminia, named by Zagat as “the Most Romantic Restaurant in NYC.” Sample the sole with lemon and capers, veal scallopini, or grilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic.
Elio’s, another Italian restaurant, is on Zagat’s list of “Best Restaurants in the East 80s.” According to Zagat, it’s also a hangout for media moguls and luminaries. Try the swordfish, the liver Venezia, or the fish of the day for the ultimate in fresh seafood fare.
Combine an early Saturday dinner with an evening of exhibit exploration by visiting The Dining Room at The Met. Try the pancetta-wrapped trout or grilled lamb chops, followed by a phenomenal dessert like the blueberry upside-down torte with limoncello gelato. Dessert wines are optional, of course.
After dinner, check out the Rodin at The Met exhibit to see The Thinker, The Hand of God, and many other sculptural works by this celebrated creator. Rodin’s drawings, prints, and books are also on display, as are a series of works by his friend, the famed painter Claude Monet. Another exhibit at the museum called Portable Storage: Tribal Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg (September 25, 2017 – May 7, 2018) celebrates the patterned woven bags carried by nomadic tribes of the Middle East.
Take a walk on another pleasant afternoon to Neue Galerie New York, which features the works of German and Austrian artists. The gift shop is an excellent place to search for that perfect unique something for a friend or loved one. Check out the Art Nouveau or Gustav Klimt coloring books or purchase a frameable poster print featuring a past exhibit. The on-site Cafe Sabarsky is also worth a visit. This cafe is modeled after Viennese cafes from the turn of the last century that served as popular hangouts for the creatives and intellectuals of the day. Enjoy an espresso beverage or hot spiced wine on a chilly day, paired with fare such as wiener schnitzel, chestnut cream soup, or bratwurst with sauerkraut and potatoes. Cafe Sabarsky also serves breakfast foods, including crepes with apricot confiture, ham and eggs, and smoked salmon.