Learn all about the various museums, music venues, and cultural exhibits you can find living in the Upper East Side.

Contact WILLIAM!

Call:  (646) 285-8197 Email: [email protected] Visit: 10 East 53rd Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10022

Manhattan’s Upper East Side is brimming with artistic and cultural life. In fact, the stretch of 5th avenue along Central Park between 82nd and 105th street is referred to as the “Museum Mile.”

Amidst the background of one of NYC’s premier neighborhoods, this stretch contains some of the most renowned and celebrated art and cultural institutions in the world.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The most famed and widely recognized art institution in Manhattan is the Upper East Side’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially known as “the Met.” Located at 5th Ave. and 82nd Street, the Met is home to countless permanent, semi-permanent, and seasonal exhibits spanning the global reach of art. The Met is so vast, it is virtually inexhaustible year-round.

Exhibits include ancient Egyptian art, classical art, medieval art, modern, contemporary, sculpture, and even a gallery dedicated to the world’s finest musical instruments. Further uptown, the Met maintains a second space called The Cloisters. At $25 for an adult ticket, $17 for a senior ticket, $12 for student tickets, and free admission for children, the Met is as affordable as it is breathtaking.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Just blocks away from the Met, the Guggenheim is another of Manhattan’s most lauded art institutions. Located at Fifth Ave. and 89th Street, the Guggenheim maintains a collection of modern and contemporary art, with seasonal exhibits occurring year-round. The spiraling Guggenheim building itself is an unmistakable work of art, designed by renowned American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.


The Jewish Museum

Located on Fifth Ave and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is the oldest museum of Jewish life. Outside of Israel, It also boasts the largest collection of Judaica in the world, with over 30,000 materials.

The Asia Society & Museum

The Asia Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to Asian culture and its awareness around the world. It’s world headquarters are located at Park Avenue and 77th Street. The society holds educational cultural offerings for the public and maintains a rotating art exhibits, including the permanently housed Rockefeller Asian art collection.

El Museo del Barrio

At 1230 Fifth Ave. on “Museum Mile,” El Museo del Barrio is home to a wide-ranging collection of Latin American, Hispanic, and Caribbean art. A special emphasis is placed on Puerto Rican culture, especially amidst the background of New York. El Museo’s recently completed renovations on its Teatro, promising a unique theatre-going experience for those looking for Broadway alternatives.

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York is the premier cultural and historical museum regarding the city itself. The rich culture and history of New York are laid bare in this beautiful and nationally recognized museum. The museum is located towards the northern end of “Museum Mile,” and is a member of New York’s Cultural Institutions Group. The museum hosts a permanent exhibit called “New York to the Core,” which extensively details the full history of the city.

The Upper East Side Historic District

The Upper East Side Historic District is a nationally recognized historic area within the neighborhood. The District is home to many unique buildings and homes of historic value. The district houses the prestigious Manhattan Club, a social gathering place for Manhattan society life founded by J.P. Morgan. It is also home to the Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House, Waldo Mansion, and the Safra Synagogue.


"William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan"

"William Bolls is THE broker you want when buying and selling in Manhattan. He is a wealth of knowledge and really takes the time to make sure you understand the process and are getting exactly what you want. I can't recommend him highly enough, and send him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell, especially the UWS."

Sarah S.

"Your counsel, persistence and attention to detail were critical to a successful outcome"

"From the original listing to the sale of my apartment, I realize the extent to which your counsel, persistence, and attention to detail were critical to a successful outcome. You are obviously skilled in financial negotiations, for which I am grateful."

Roberta V.

"“I can't imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William"

“I can't imagine purchasing a property in New York City without William. As an out-of-town buyer, we faced additional challenges when we decided to buy an apartment in the city. As cliched as it sounds, William truly made us feel like his only clients. It's not a simple process and we required a decent amount of hand-holding. He was there for us every step of the way, even anticipating a lot of our concerns. One of the most valuable characteristics of a good agent is responsiveness. Any time we contacted William--and it was often--he responded quickly and completely. William will definitely be our agent on future transactions.”

Tim M.

"The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home"

“I worked with William over a lengthy period, trying to sell a lobby level doctor's office in a residential co-op building on the upper west side. The market was tough, but William stuck with it and brought it home. He showed patience and was always straightforward, honest and friendly throughout the process. Definitely 5 star.”

Matt R.

Start Your Search Today

The Compass Group is dedicated to personally delivering the best guidance in real estate world. For the finest Upper West Side expertise contact William Bolls.