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

By September 22, 2014UES

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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