"Upper Eastside is still Popular Tour Location"
says Jim Dykes Tour Guide and Rich and Famous Tours co-owner
The Upper East Side of Manhattan has been the site of "high society" for over a century. One section that has an incredible number of billionaires and multi=millionaires are the East 60's and 70's near Central Park. Names like Rockefeller, Bloomberg, Onassis, Bouvier, Vanderbilt, Astor and other familiar names past & present, are scattered thru this district of "old money" mixed with the occasional showbiz name such as Tom Hanks, Joan Rivers or Barbara Walters.
Politicians have long called the Upper Eastside "the silk stocking district" because the ladies on this side of town ALWAYS wore silk stockings. Others refer to the area as "Museum Mile" because of the proliferation of great museums. Some refer to the area as Millionaire's Mile. The area is packed with private clubs, fancy private schools, shops where people don't look at price tags and places where the ladies lunch but NEVER eat so they stay size 0-6. Size 8 in this part of NYC is considered "overweight."
Some pictures I snapped on a recent Rich & famous walking tour of the Upper Eastside: