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7.2 out of 10

East 72 St, Upper East Side

Ranked 4th best street in Upper East Side
40.7686604601811 -73.9580272667974
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Its about the money honey"

East 72nd Street
It’s the money honey
East 72nd Street is a main arterial street of the Upper East Side. This street extends from East End Avenue to Central Park. East 72nd Street then transforms into the East 72nd Street Transverse Road through the park and continues on to the west side as West 72nd Street. One of the main land marks of East 72nd Street is the huge building on York Avenue that hosts the world headquarters of the renowned Sotheby’s Auction House.
The rest of the street is populated by a mix of pre and post war construction that includes luxurious condominium buildings like The Oxford, the Belaire,( which was the site of a plane crash in 2006 when a small passenger plane went into the building and killed its occupants baseball player Cory Lidle and his co-pilot/flight instructor along with injuring several people on the ground) One East River Place and Miraval Living, a full service building that is a favored spot for pied-a-terres as it offers various amenities like a fitness center, a pool, a café, a spa and a private 20,000-square-foot park.
East 72nd Street is served by the M72 cross town bus which is quite a boon for residents as the nearest subway station 9which is served by the number 6 local train) is located a few blocks away on 68th Street and Lexington Avenue at Hunter College. Though if you are a resident on this street it is generally believed that you are probably affluent enough to afford a cab, a car or even car service.
72nd Street offers a few neighborhood dining options like the 72nd Street Deli,Cafe Greco and Cafe Mingala amongst others along with good shopping options like a Talbots store, a Bath and Body Works Store, a Runners World Store and the flag ship Ralph Lauren Store that occupies the grand Rhinelander Mansion on 867 Madison Avenue. East 72nd Street also hosts a multi-screen AMC Loews Cinema which is one of the main sources of entertainment on this street
  • Wide, tree lined street
  • Served by the M72 bus of the MTA
  • Can be a bit busy at times
  • No nightlife scene
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Beautiful street in a lovely neighborhood"

This is a relatively quiet street on the Upper East Side. There aren’t too many businesses that would attract a tourist on this street, so if you happen to be looking for a quiet place to live and you have the money to spend on this particular neighborhood, have at it.

"Quiet and Typical Upper East Side"

The back entrance of Marymount Manhattan College is located on 72nd street. Some students smoke cigarettes outside but it doesn't cause a disturbance. A lot more students stand on 71st street to smoke cigarettes than on 72nd street. It isn't a busy street at all and it's definitely not a college town. The dorms aren't located in the area so you don't even notice that there is a college in the area. What you do see is a lot of dog walkers with multiple dogs and lots of nannies with baby strollers. This is not a touristy or crowded area even along 5th Avenue so it makes it a great residential area. There are a lot of private doctors in this area and near this street as well. Pretty much anything you would need is in your reach.

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