Living on East 96th is what New York is all about. Riverside Park, known for its fantastic tennis courts, is in the vicinity for those that enjoy playing. This is also a great location for those that want to be near a hospital. You actually have two to choose from. On the west is Mt. Sinai Hospital and on the east is Metropolitan Hospital. Those who love to shop? Just a few block over is Park Avenue. I must admit the traffic was always pretty slow - probably because of the hospital? I would recommend walking for most anything.