Located on a tree-lined street in the coveted Upper East Side neighborhood, The Serrano is ideally situated in close proximity to schools and directly across the street from Asphalt Green, a community center with indoor and outdoor recreation areas. The 92nd Street Y is also located only a few blocks away, offering cultural events, educational classes, and health and fitness activities for children and adults. The Serrano is also located near elegant townhomes, luxury high-rises, and bustling avenues. The Upper East Side is known for its sprawling green space, renowned restaurants, designer shops, and esteemed museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum.
The Serrano is ideally located near Whole Foods, Fairway, and Eli’s Market, a European-inspired grocer founded by Eli Zabar. The Upper East Side is also home to high-end Italian market Agata & Valentina as well as the Ottomanelli Butcher Shoppe, which has been in operation since 1900. A seasonal outdoor farmer’s market is held on 92nd Street between Second and Third Avenues selling produce and delicacies by local farmers and hosting community activities, cooking demonstrations, and recipe exchanges. In addition to specialty grocers, the Upper East Side is also famous for its close proximity to Bloomingdales and designer shops along Madison Avenue including Chanel, Prada, Brooks Brothers, Giorgio Armani, and more.
The Serrano is located one block away from Asphalt Green, a community center offering public use of their outdoor space, Litwin Field. Asphalt Green includes instructional classes and recreational leagues for all ages and skill levels in soccer, baseball, martial arts, and more. Carl Schurz Park is also located close to The Serrano with basketball courts, a large playground, and two dog runs. The East River Greenway extends through Carl Schurz Park, boasting spectacular views of the East River, Roosevelt Island lighthouse, Randall’s Island, Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, and Willis Avenue Bridge. Sprawling Central Park is also located only a 10-minute taxi ride away.
The Upper East Side is home to well-known restaurant staples such as the iconic burger bar, J.G. Melon, the classic Italian eatery Elio’s, and purveyor of authentic German cuisine, Heidelberg Restaurant, which has been in operation since 1936. The Upper East Side is also home to several distinguished dining experiences including Flora Bar, a seafood-focused restaurant tucked away below the Met Breuer, and Daniel, a Michelin-star dining experience boasting French cuisine. Other notable restaurants include Pil Pil, a Spanish tapas bar, The Writing Room, a literary-themed American bistro, and Flex Mussels, known for their fresh seafood.
The Upper East Side offers an array of speakeasies, lounges, bars, and comedy clubs for every age group. Brandy’s Piano Bar, Five Mile Stone, and The Supply House all feature live music while The Penrose is highly regarded for their creative cocktails. For those who prefer speakeasies, The Auction House is a softly lit lounge with Renaissance-style décor and the UES Ice Cream Shoppe offers a secret bar through a hidden passageway. Whiskey enthusiasts will appreciate Caledonia Bar, which offers over 250 whiskies from around the world. Comic Strip Live, the oldest stand-up comedy club in New York City, is also located in the Upper East Side and is known for hosting comedic icons such as Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, and Eddie Murphy.
The recently built Q train at 86th Street and Second Avenue is in close proximity to The Serrano as well as the 4, 5, and 6 trains at Lexington Avenue. The NYC Ferry entrance is located only one avenue from The Serrano at 90th Street and East End Avenue, offering connections to Queens and Brooklyn. The Serrano offers complimentary shuttle service that provides transportation to and from the Q, 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as a convenient mobile app that alerts residents on the shuttle’s location.
Several buses also connect to the Upper East Side including the M15, M31, and M101 buses which run north and south and the M79, M86, and M96 buses which run east and west. The Metro-North’s 125th Street train station is conveniently located a 10-minute taxi ride from The Serrano, offering connections to the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven Lines. Citi Bike docking stations are also located throughout the Upper East Side, one of which is only one block away from The Serrano at 89th Street and York Avenue.