Recognized as an exclusive residential community for more than 100 years, the Upper East Side has one of the wealthiest zip codes in the U.S. There are residential hotels, private clubs, houses of worship, a Moorish inspired Synagogue, and a prototypical Armory. There are 5 historic districts that contain great examples of styles such as Italianate, Federal, Gothic, Modern, Art Deco and Italian Renaissance. We will walk by some of the best shopping in NYC. I will point out any notable shops and stop for the best Macaroon in NYC and the Plaza Food Hall. We can do any of a variety of districts up to 2 hours. Other dates/times by appointment.
Hotels that were built primarily as residential establishments with luxury suites. At the turn of the century, it was customary for members of the Vanderbilt family to present their children with expensive townhouses as wedding gifts. One daughter got an extraordinary Beaux-Arts style townhouse, and her sister's has the finest oak doors with ornate carved moldings.
Industrialist Henry Clay Frick wanted a house that could be converted into a museum for his collection. He intended for it to be opened to the public after he and his wife died. A 1915 census showed the couple, their daughter, and 27 servants resided in this former-house on Fifth Avenue.
The Joseph and Kate Pulitzer house is one of New York's finest urban mansions. Window shopping along Madison Avenue includes; Graff Diamonds, David Yurman, Maubossin, Jimmy Choo, Roberto Cavalli, Longchamp, Soigne K, Jo Malone, Vacheron Constantin, Oscar De La Renta, Fred Leighton, J Crew, Carolina Herrara, and Ralph Lauren.
Michael is an experienced urban planner and design architect with significant experience in the resort and tourism market. His work has included architecture and planning projects, including Red Sky Ranch Member + Guest Clubhouses (Eagle County, CO); Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail; and a new base ski village for Breckenridge Mountain Resort, in Colorado. Serving as a preservation planning consultant to the New York City Department of City Planning, he completed work on design guidelines and signage recommendations for the Coney Island Redevelopment Master Plan, Brooklyn, NY. Prior international planning experience includes the Master Plan for the Lulu Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, U.A. E. Prior architectural experience includes the Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown, NY (2005); and the Parker Meridien Hotel / Spa / Conference Center, Palm Springs, CA (2004). He is currently consulting on architecture, planning, and historic preservation projects in New York City. Full profile
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