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It’s Hip to be Square On the Upper East Side – New York Observer

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It’s not like Melanie Malkin ever pictured herself living on the Upper East Side, a neighborhood that has, over the past 50 years, all but disappeared from the dreams of the young and the hip.

“I mean, when I first moved up here, I didn’t want to move up here. Never, never, never,” Ms. Malkin said, who grudgingly took a cheap sublet in the neighborhood seven years ago when she was 23 years old and working for MoMA. “Nobody wants to move here. When I tell people I live here, they’re, like, eww.”

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Let’s All Move To The Upper East Side! -The Gothamist

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It’s a not-so-best-kept secret that one can find reasonable rents on the Upper East Side—so much so that young people and others in search of almost-affordable housing are forgoing more happening downtown and Brooklyn neighborhoods to live a few blocks from the IRL Cruel Intentions and Gossip Girl kids. Until now, those intrepid Uptown Pioneers were forced to contend with lost friendships and long commutes to the hip part of town. But what if the UES is the hip part of town, assuming Brooklyn’s cool brand has already soured? Have we ceded Williamsburg to the old, rich and boring? Is it just a matter of time before Todd P. starts curating shows at The Carlyle?

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For Starters, the Upper East Side – NY TIMES

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Julie Murray shares an apartment with a friend on 95th Street near First Avenue. The building is respectably maintained, it’s true, and the bathroom is a reasonable size. There’s an elevator, and Ms. Murray, 22, a college senior hoping to work in the fashion industry, has her own room.

Shoot her. Just shoot her now.

“The Upper East Side is very inconvenient for 20-somethings,” Ms. Murray said. “The type of people we want to be with are all downtown.” She therefore conducts her social life in and around Union Square, and either waits an hour for the No. 6 train home in the wee hours of the morning or reluctantly ponies up for a cab.

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Why the Upper East Side Is Now Cooler Than Brooklyn – Daily Beast

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Forget the complicated beards and artisanal obsessions of Brooklyn. The Upper East Side, long dismissed as New York’s drabbest, dullest ’hood, is having a fashionable renaissance.

Want to know what is New York’s coolest neighborhood right now? The Upper East Side.

You can stop laughing. I’m not being ironic and I haven’t become the Twee Revolution’s newest disciple. The blueblood traditionalists, pompous dowagers, young families, overweight frat boys and overpaid lawyers are still found in the area between Central Park and the East River. But the Upper East Side is also buzzing thanks to a spate of restaurant, bar and retail openings belatedly supplying sting to the once predominantly WASP enclave.

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