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The Upper East Side is an area of Manhattan, New York. It stretches from 59th Street to 96th Street. From 5th Avenue and Central Park, the Upper East Side extends past the Mount Sinai Medical Center to 110th Street. Moving toward the East River, the Upper East Side ends where the railroad tracks emerge at 97th Street.
It includes the neighborhoods of: Yorkville, on 86th Street and Third Avenue; Carnegie Hill, centered on 94th Street and Fifth Avenue; and Lenox Hill, on 69th Street and 1st Avenue.
Once known as the "Silk Stocking District", it includes some of the most expensive real estate in the United States.
Brownstone is a type of brown sandstone that was once a popular building material. In the US, the term is used to describe terraced housing built from this material.
Brownstones are common in a number of New York City neighborhoods, particularly in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Lexington Avenue, abbreviated by New Yorkers to Lex, is located on the East Side of Manhattan. It runs for just short of 9kms, through Harlem, Carnegie Hill, the Upper East Side, Midtown and Murry Hill, to Gramercy Park.
It was not included in the original 1811 Manhattan grid plan, but was added in 1832 by developer Samuel Ruggles.
Sing Sing is a maximum security prison in Ossining, New York, about 30 miles north of New York City on the banks of the Hudson River.
It derives its name from the Native American Sinck Sinck tribe, from whom the land on which it stands was purchased in 1685. It currently houses about 1,700 prisoners.
The expression "being sent up the river" - a euphemism for being sent to prison - has its origins in the trip prisoners from New York City made to Sing Sing, up the Hudson River.
The main store, which opened at its current location in 1928, is located on the west side of Fifth Avenue. A separate men's store, established in 1990, is located on the east side of Fifth Avenue, directly across the street.
The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands located at the end of the Florida Keys, USA.
Tiffany & Co is a luxury goods corporation, headquartered in Manhattan. It sells jewelry, silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, personal accessories and leather goods. It is particularly famous for its diamond jewelry.
The company was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in 1837, as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium". Since 1940, Tiffany's flagship store has been located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, Manhattan.
They do not serve breakfast.
Chinatown, Manhattan, is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western hemisphere, and is one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside Asia. It’s one of seven Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City.
The first Chinese person credited as having permanently immigrated to Chinatown was Ah Ken, a Cantonese businessman, who arrived around 1858. He opened a Park Row cigar shop, around which Chinatown developed, centred on Mott, Park, Pell, and Doyers Streets. By 1870 there was a Chinese population of 200, rising to 2,000 by 1882, and 7,000 by 1900. Today, Chinatown has a population of 90-100,000 people.
The Pomeranian (or Pom) is a breed of dog named for the Pomerania region of Central Europe (today part of northern Poland and eastern Germany). It is a toy dog breed, but is descended from the larger German Spitz breed.
Poms have been popular with Royals since the 17th century. Queen Victoria owned a particularly small Pomeranian, and consequently the smaller variety became universally popular.
Parke-Bernet, established in the late 1930s, was the largest auctioneer of fine art in the US. Carlyle Galleries, at 980 Madison Avenue, was custom built for the auction house in 1949. It comprised retail stores, storage vaults, conservation rooms, photography studios, a big auction sales room and six large exhibition galleries, behind an austere facade of limestone blocks.
A 14-foot aluminum sculpture adorns the wall above the entrance. According to The New York Times (1949) the sculpture was meant to symbolise “Venus awakening Manhattan to the importance of art from overseas.”
Sotheby’s acquired Parke-Bernet in 1964. The new Sotheby Parke-Bernet remained in the Madison Avenue building until the 1980s, when Sotheby’s moved to its present building at York Avenue and 72nd Street.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is among the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include over two million works of art, covering five thousand years of world culture. The Met was founded in 1870 and is located in New York City's Central Park along Fifth Avenue (from 80th to 84th Streets). About five million people visit the museum yearly.
Mainbocher is a fashion label founded by the American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher (1890-1976). The house of Mainbocher opened in Avenue George V in Paris in 1929, and in New York in 1940. Mainbocher designed expensive, elegant haute coutre dresses and gowns for an exclusive clientele that included fashion editors, socialites and stars.
In 1940, Main Bocher relocated his business to 57th Street, New York, right next to Tiffany’s. He continued to design for an elite clientele. In 1947, eight of the New York Dress Institute's Ten Best-Dressed Women in the World were Mainbocher clients. In 1961, Mainbocher moved his business to the KLM Building on Fifth Avenue. He retired in 1971, at the age of 81, and closed his fashion house.
Idlewild is the original name of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City (after the Idlewild Golf Course that it displaced). Construction of the airport began in 1943.
In 1943, the project was renamed Major General Alexander E. Anderson Airport, after a Queens resident who died in 1942. In 1948, the name was changed again, to New York International Airport, Anderson Field. However, the airport was commonly known as Idlewild until December 1963, when it was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport, one month after the President’s assassination.