January 31, 2019

Visiting the Neue Galerie

When you think of New York, museums like The Met and MoMA probably come to mind. But the city has a bunch of under-the-radar galleries that, while more niche, are just as good. One of these is the Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to German and Austrian art from the early 20th century. Discernible in style, this art reflects an important period in the history of the Germanic world. To experience it, visit this 5th Avenue gallery located blocks from our luxury New York City condominiums.

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Collection & Exhibits

The Neue Galerie’s permanent collection includes painting, sculpture, photographs and more from many prominent Austrian and German artists. Gustav Klimt, Max Beckmann and Marianne Brandt are among those featured.

The collection represents works from movements of the 20th century, including Expressionism and Bahaus, as well as architecture and decorative arts.

Current exhibits include an exploration of the friendship between two renowned artists, Franz Marc and August Macke, a centenary Gustav Klimt collection from 1918, and a selection of jewelry from leading artists.


The Neue Galerie is known for its variety of social and educational events. If you live in Upper East Side condos, consider becoming a member and you’ll have access to free and discounted museum events year-round.

For Members’ Thursdays, the museum is open exclusively to members and their guests from 6 to 8 p.m. The first Friday of each month the museum is free to all from 6 to 9 p.m. Café Sabarsky will also be open for dinner, drinks, and dessert.

Cabaret in Café Sabarsky, the museum’s highly-rated onsite restaurant, mixes modern Austrian cuisine with European music consistent with the era of the museum art. The café also hosts a recital series in partnership with the New York-based Perlman Music Program.
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Dining & Shopping

Café Sabarsky is one of the best museum restaurants near 40 East End’s luxury New York City condominiums. Grab a bite to eat or peruse the prints, pottery, and books at the museum’s gift shop after morning of viewing art.

Life in New York City means never running out of things to do and see. Our luxury New York City condominiums at 40 East End offer the best of both worlds, proximity to the lively Museum Mile, while living on a tree-lined street. Browse our website for more information on living at 40 East End.

Warm Up with a Drink at These Cozy Upper East Side Bars

If you’re looking for a flashy night out, Some Manhattanites want to head to downtown Manhattan, where blinking lights, loud music and bottle service are criteria for a Saturday Night. The Upper East Side, however, has a very different approach to Friday night fun.

If you’re looking to get drinks with friends, try the Barolo East, the newest offering on the Upper East Side. There are plenty of choices near our East Side condominiums at 40 East End Avenue. Bundle up and head to one of these Upper East Side bars this winter for a cozy night on the town.

Caledonia Bar

Lucky for you “the world’s least pretentious whiskey bar” is just a hop, skip and a jump from our East Side condominiums making it an easy trip to the nearest winter watering hole. This narrow Scottish bar has whiskey, beers on tap, and great pub food – the perfect place to escape the chilly February wind.

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The Penrose

Kitty-corner to Caledonia Bar, this Upper East Side locale pours old-fashioned cocktails and hoppy beers. Vintage, patterned wallpaper, interior brick, reclaimed wood and vintage mahogany leather complete the cozy interior. Try the winter favorite, Bad Santa, a rum-cognac-Irish cream concoction with winter spices.

Gael Pub

Gael Pub sits halfway between our residences at Central Park. This classic Irish pub offers all kinds of drinks, a full menu and regular events, like music and sports games. This winter try their Hot Spiked Honey – an extra-flavorful twist on the traditional hot toddy.

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DTUT feel more like a friend’s living room than a bar. Make your own smores while you sip a wintery craft beer. They also have cocktails, wine, and – believe it or not – chocolate fondue. Their mugs are made by local artists, and their furniture custom-made – hard to get any homier than that. DTUT is just north of our luxury Manhattan condominiums on 2nd Avenue, off 91st Street.

Felice 64

For many, Italian is the ultimate comfort food. Warm and hearty, the dishes at Felice 64 range from soup to homemade ravioli to bacon-roasted Brussel Sprouts. Pair your meal with a full-bodied Italian Chianti, and there you have it, a cozy night out on the Upper East Side. Felice 64 is located, you guessed it, off of 64th, south of suites at 40 East End.

Our Upper East Side condominiums offer incredible proximity to local bars and eateries to warm you up all winter long. Rather than hibernating until April, socialize with friends and family at some of the borough’s many establishments. For more information on the 40 East End neighborhood, browse our website or call us today.

Top 4 Outdoor Skating Rinks Near 40 East End

Whether you’re a shuffling beginner or a twirling professional, you’ll love exploring public ice-skating rinks in New York City. Fortunately, there are plenty within a short distance from our Upper East Side condos.

Ready to get outside? Lace up your skates this winter at one of these four skating rinks near 40 East End Avenue.

Wollman Rink

When you think of Central Park, you probably picture leafy trees, plaid picnic blankets and busy playgrounds. But Central Park is a hub of activity in the winter, too – ice skating being one of the favorite things to do. Wollman offers public skating daily, often from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. or later. The also offer a skate school, figuring skating and hockey. Wollman Rink is at the south end of the park between 62nd and 63rd streets, and is one of the closest rinks to luxury Manhattan condominiums on the Upper East Side.

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Lasker Rink

At the opposite end of the park, you’ll find Lasker Rink, which has two rinks: one for public skating and another for hockey. The rink is open for public skating on weekdays during the day, with extended hours until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Rates range from $2.25 to $8.

Bryant Park – Midtown

Bryant Park is best known for its Winter Village festival in December, but the fun doesn’t stop come January. This 17,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink in Midtown East is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The best part? Admission is free. Check out The Lodge, a rink-side bar and food hall that includes a beer garden, a s’mores bar and well-known New York restaurants.

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center

No matter where you live in the city, this iconic rink is worth a glide. Skate hand-in-hand with your special someone or sail through the crisp air with friends. Just a 10-minute drive from 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condominiums, The Rink at the Rockefeller Center will make you feel like you’re in a scene from a holiday movie.

If you’re just moving to Upper East Side condos and don’t have your skates sharpened, don’t worry. There are many sporting goods stores in the area. Our neighborhood has a mix of residential properties, small businesses and outdoor fun – that’s why we love it so much. We know you will, too. If you’re considering a move, give us a call today to learn more about making 40 East End your home.

Top 4 Ways to Splurge on the Upper East Side

It’s no secret that where you live tends to be one of the places you visit the least. At 40 East End’s luxury Manhattan condominiums, you have the perfect headquarters for an exhilarating staycation in New York City.

Take a weekend and treat yourself to food, culture, shopping, and more right here in the neighborhood you call home. Wondering where to start? Here are a few unique Upper East Side necessities to splurge on this winter.

Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s

We’ve all seen the 1961 film, but did you know that you can actually enjoy a morning meal in at the luxury jeweller a short distance from our luxury Manhattan condominiums?

The Blue Box Café is located on the fourth floor of the flagship New York Tiffany & Co. store, and offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in a white-and-turquoise dining room that will take you back to the 1960s.

Breakfast includes a two-course meal with options like truffle eggs, avocado toast and delicious buttery croissants.
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Tour The Met Before it Opens

Many New Yorkers avoid busy attractions like museums – and with good reason. But, what if you could peruse art without the crowds?

Viator VIP offers private, 90-minute tours of one of the world’s most renowned art institutions that allows you to explore the empty galleries – the permanent collection and special exhibits – accompanied by a Met guide.

Dine at DANIEL

DANIEL is an incredible, jackets-required French restaurant that is well worth the bill.
This fine dining restaurant will transport you to Paris, whether you’re coming in for a pre-theater bite or a special occasion get-together.

DANIEL offers multi-course, tasting and a la carte menus. Expect a variety of gourmet delights, such as vodka flambeed foie gras, seared scallops and lamb chops paired with excellent wines. For a pre- or post-dinner drink, head to the bar and enjoy a drink from a menu of rare spirits or dessert a la carte.
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Spend a Night at The Mark Hotel

Trade in East Side condos for just one night and stay at The Mark Hotel in the Upper East Side. This five-star hotel offers a classy stay steps from Central Park and Museum Mile. For an extra bit of luxe, book a penthouse suite and stay in style.

The bonus? 24-hour access to Bergdorf Goodman’s, a high-end department store on 5th Avenue just south of Central Park, for crowd-free shopping.

Instead of heading south this year, tour your own borough from our luxury Manhattan condominiums. Both elegant and practical, our Upper East Side homes are chock-full of amenities that complement an urban lifestyle and are close to many of the city’s best attractions and restaurants.

Best Museum Restaurants on the Upper East Side

Museum restaurants used to have a reputation for being overpriced, predictable and really only frequented because of their convenience. But things have changed. Museum restaurants near Upper East Side condominiums are no longer accessories to galleries, but rather are becoming institutions themselves.

So, forget the art – for today, anyway – and visit one of these museums just for the food. You won’t be disappointed.

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Flora Bar at Met Breuer

Flora Bar has elegance, hipness and innovation all wrapped up in one neat, modern dining room. The high ceilings, and cement block supports give the space an industrial feel that fits perfectly with a museum that is dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Food-wise, they cater to an adventurous, 21st century palate. Purple endive salad and potato and slow-roasted lamb ribs to start to prime your taste buds. Mains like Wagyu steak and lobster and crab dumplings in yuzu broth will finish the job. Complete the meal with a wine pairing or an interesting house-made cocktail.

Flora Bar also operates a coffee bar for strong espresso, to-go sandwiches and sweets to take back to luxury New York condos nearby.

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Russ & Daughters at the Jewish Museum

This 100-plus-year-old Lower East Side mainstay moved up town a few years ago to join the ranks of offspring museum restaurants.

Clean white walls, lunch counter-style metal chairs, and a glass case displaying whole fish and pickles – this museum restaurant pairs an elementary vibe with food that’s anything but.

The menu features everything from small plates, to sandwiches, to sharing platters, as well as desserts. Try The Classic, a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, or the Shakshouka, eggs baked in tomato sauce. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Challah Bread Pudding or Halvah Ice Cream.

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Café Sabarsky at Neue Galerie

Old World meets Neue at this museum eatery. Named after the museum’s founder, Café Sabarsky is an a European-style café located in the Neue Galerie, which home to much of the city’s German and Austrian art.

Cut into a juicy Bavarian sausage or enjoy a slice of Sachertorte, a dark chocolate cake with apricot confiture. Their sister restaurant, Café Fledermaus, offers the same menu in a different setting. Both are open to the public.

Investing in one of our luxury New York condos means access to the city’s vibrant culture and restaurant scene. Today there’s no need to sacrifice an excellent lunch for a day at the museum – you can have both on the Upper East Side.

January 8, 2019

What is Museum Mile?

In just a few short blocks along Fifth Avenue near many Upper East Side condos and 40 East End, there is an endless source of cultural brilliance.
Museum Mile is home to breathtaking and rewarding sights and sounds, pulled from centuries of artistic accomplishment.
From the architectural ambitions of the astonishing Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, there’s a wealth of artistic experience spanning much of the history of local and global art.
The Museum Mile is a major artistic center of the world. It runs along Fifth Avenue, from 82nd to 105th St. Along it are nearly half a dozen riveting New York City museums that draw in many thousands of visitors daily from nearby luxury New York condos and other neighborhood.
All the museums are contained within mere blocks near the east side condos of 40 East End and other top luxury condominium complexes, allowing the opportunity to visit several in one day.
The concept of the Museum Mile was popularized in the 1970s in an effort to promote traffic to the area during the economic slowdown. The area even received a formal designation from the city, recognized as Museum Mile in official documentation.
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Museums Along the Mile Stretch

Every museum here has its own specific identity. The Goethe House is a celebration of German fine art. The Museum of the City of New York caters to the history of the city, including the burst of immigration that shaped it, the vast whirlwind of art and industrialism, and its global influence on architecture.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art may be NYC’s most treasured collection and certainly one of the most famous – over two million works of art in photography, painting, stencils, sculpture, 3D and virtually any other medium you can think of.
Other area museums include the Jewish Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design and the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts .
The stretch is home to a fine collection of art representing the melting pot of cultural influences contributing to the world of New York City art and history.
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The Museum Mile Festival

Every summer, a number of participating museums along Museum Mile join in the Museum Mile Festival. For a single day, entrance to all museums in the program is free.
Museum Mile blossoms in spectacular fashion for one full day of museum exploration. Visitors pop from one to the other, taking in the magic of the art right outside the many top-tier luxury New York condos.
The event began in 1978 and was an astounding success. It quickly turned into an annual Upper East Side staple.
The Museum Mile was first introduced to spurn new traffic to the attractions and luxury New York condos of the Upper East Side. The idea was to expose NYC art to all – and it worked splendidly.
If you choose a new luxury condominium at 40 East End as your home, you can visit a distinct collection of some of the most inspiring and varied art in the world at your pleasure.
Between the architectural fascinations of the Guggenheim to the opulence and rarity of what can often be seen at the Frick Collection, Museum Mile is a must-visit destination for many types of art enthusiasts.

Upcoming MoMA Events

The Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, is the Upper East Side’s prized achievement in art and culture. A lot has been said about the astonishing and revered collection and what makes it so important, but what about the events? MoMA is more than a collection-it is a cultural hub of social interaction and celebration.
From film screenings to talks, MoMA plays host to some rather insightful cultural events near the luxury Upper East Side condos of 40 East End.
There’s an event about every day within a few miles of many Manhattan condos. It is a cultural haven of everything that makes the city so inspiring.
Many MoMA events focus on inclusion and accessibility in all aspects of art. Below are some fantastic upcoming events we recommend.

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“Open Art” Series

The Open Art series is a perfect encapsulation of the ideal of open-ended creativity and community. The free drop-in program is for LBGTQ teens and their allies. Students can make their art, their way. The series runs through January and February.

“Create Ability” Series: Brushstrokes and Paints

The Create Ability series stresses that anyone can make art. The event is February 24th, with one session at 11 a.m. and another at 2 p.m. The workshop is for individuals with learning or developmental disabilities, and is a great way to engage with art in an open and welcoming space.
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Showing of The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos stunned you with The Lobster and appalled you with the abrasively dark The Killing of a Sacred Deer. His next absurdist masterpiece follows the emotionally isolated world of 18th century England with a few awkward elites. While war ensues, conceited socialites admire their latest pineapple crop and race esteemed ducks, all while navigating family politics.
The January 8th showing at 7 p.m. is followed by a discussion with lead actress Rachel Weisz. There are many other film showings throughout the season and only a few blocks from the neighboring luxury Upper East Side condos, including 40 East End.

Disappearing Acts

Bruce Nauman wants to do everything but make art instantly accessible. It goes against the typical approach to art, even in New York City. He celebrates the challenge of art. Art shouldn’t be warm and cozy, and he prioritizes these ideas with his delicate watercolors speckled with bright neon signs, flashing lights, imposing sound set-ups, and a chameleon-like sense of shape and pattern-shifting.
Every image is different- challenging, provocative, and even hidden. His Disappearing Acts exhibit is a must-see. It is expected to continue through to February. You are bound to see a little something different from every visit so a brief return trip from one of the luxury Manhattan condos is recommended to capture all the exhibit nuances.
You can also visit Starry Night at the larger 1880’s to 1950’s collection. Overall, it’s a more palatable complement to the wild and wicked works of Bruce Nauman.
Memberships are available for those who call one of the nearby Manhattan condos at 40 East End their home. Don’t miss these upcoming Museum of Modern Art events.

Upcoming Frick Collection Events and Exhibitions

The Frick Collection is an extraordinary art museum and is found at 1 East 70th Street, along Museum Mile, near many top luxury Upper East Side Condos. It is situated in a mansion built by famed industrialist Henry Clay Frick between 1913 and 1914.

Residents of 40 East End in the Upper East Side can enjoy prime access to this unique gallery, just minutes away. The Frick Collection is home to 16 permanent galleries as well as a number of rotating exhibitions and events.

These galleries provide a unique presentation of artwork from multiple periods and from various parts of the world. The museum also features an ongoing selection of events and programs for participants living in nearby Upper East Side condos and from other neighborhoods.

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The Frick Collection center several exciting programs that focus on anything from art training, to education, lectures, art courses and much more.

Apart from the art displays, other programs include concerts, lecture and talks, symposia, and library programs. Others include art training, courses and conversations, students’ programs, visitation events to schools and groups, and drawing programs.
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Rotating exhibitions give the Frick Collection something unique no matter when you choose to visit, making it a premier choice for residents of nearby Upper East Side condos who appreciate art.

Current exhibitions include Luigi Valadier (1726-1785): Splendor in Eighteen-Century Rome, showcasing some of Valadier’s extraordinary works in bronze and silver among 60 other works. This exhibition will run up to January 20, 2019.

Masterpieces of French Faience: Selections from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection features 75 works of art that represent the finest in French faience (fine tin-glazed pottery) in private hands. At the time when the faience was produced it was an incredible feat of technical achievement and incorporated influences from Asia and Italy.


For eighty years, the Frick Collection has been organizing concerts on a regular basis. You can access the listings from 1938 to date. The museum plays host to some of the world’s most critically acclaimed musicians. Members of the Frick Collection receive discounts on concert events.

•On January 20, 2019, Trio Karenine (piano trio) will be playing at the Frick Collection from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
•On February 3, 2019, see the Calefax – Wind Quintet.
•On February 24th, 2019 see the New York City debut of the Quatuor Voce with Emmanuel Ceysson (harp), regarded as one of the most fascinating young string quartets.
•On March 10, 2019 see Ensemble Caprice who brings innovation into its baroque repertoire and has toured Asia, Europe, Canada and the U.S.

More details on events, classes and concerts can be found on the Frick Collection website at: https://www.frick.org/

With a vast selection of permanent and rotating art exhibits covering centuries past, a wide array of performances and ongoing events and classes, every interest is undeniably catered to.

The Frick Collection is the place to be this season and any other time. Those who have the benefit of living at the Upper East Side condos of 40 East End get unrivaled access to this famed art museum and its many events throughout the year just blocks away.

Top Three Upper East Side French Restaurants

The Upper East Side has faced a grand reinvention in the past few years. The transition has been nothing short of exhilarating. New, bold innovators in cuisine and appealingly cozy cafes have sprouted up.
There’s also a sense of welcoming elegance. Few can do this better than the French.
In this bustling mini-world of possibilities, some of the best French chefs have crafted their own concoctions for your fine dining pleasure. Our luxury New York condos sit near a wide selection of top-tier French restaurants. We have hand-selected just three to get you started.

Cafe D’Alsace

Cafe D’Alsace wears that romantic French energy on its sleeve and specializes in exclusive Alsatian cuisine. Wander from nearby Luxury Manhattan condominiums 40 East End and indulge in the classy décor, fine desserts or enticing brunch selections.
This corner jewel is a testament to the real French influence in Upper East Side. The pewter glows under the dim and warm lighting while antique seltzer bottles line the upper perimeter of the dining room.
A weekend brunch, lunch and dinner menu are available with enticing selections such breakfast sweets (crepes, waffles, pastries), fresh salads, a variety of omelette and egg dishes, grilled locally sourced seafood, Choucrote Garnie (assorted sausages), Duck Duo A L’Orange (roasted duck breast, duck confit, fingerling potatoes, seasonal vegetables).
These are just a few selections from the vast menu. Select a cocktail to match the nearest brightly-colored tile. The room glows with an intoxicating energy, and visitors can’t get enough. Reservations are recommended.

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Appreciate classic New York living on the front patio of the Pitchounette81, just a short distance from luxury Manhattan condominiums. Indulge in a fine French experience with an $8 glass of wine for Happy Hour or order excitedly off the full cocktail bar.
The menu is locally-sourced. You can find plenty of selections that embrace the wonders of authentic French cuisine as well as the astonishing range of influences pulled from NYC.
Begin your meal with a delectable upside-down cheese soufflé with tomato basil coulis or embrace fine dining with the Escargots De Bourgogne in herb garlic butter.
The restaurant also has some dazzling organic selections. The organic salmon with basmati rice and aioli is a welcoming addition, while the organic lamb tagine with zucchini za’ater spice is delicately coated Moroccan couscous.
Professionals from the Luxury Manhattan condominiums flock to this upscale and exceptional French eatery.

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Jean Claude 2

Jean Claude 2 is an extension of the long-standing original in Soho. Now, residents of Upper East Side condos are fortunate enough to have one of the most dazzling yet accessible French dining experiences in the city.
You don’t need to head far from your luxury New York condos at 40 East End to visit the Jean Claude 2. Expect a warm and welcoming presence, trading off stuffy upscale dining with a more enthralling and accommodating atmosphere.
Consider this your low-key French dining experience, all with an ambitious wine selection, tuna sandwiches, soups and salads, and seared Atlantic salmon. Get a taste of the grilled Portobello mushrooms and zucchini goat cheese sandwich or taste the nuance of the roasted organic chicken with herb vegetable risotto and wild mushroom truffle vinaigrette.
Soak in the elegance and elevate your expectations with these fine dining French experiences. You know you are never far from quality with our luxury New York condos. Embrace the allure of Upper East Side by considering 40 East End as your next home.

The Frick Collection

New York City is home to some of the most impressive art collections in the world. Each one has its own identity and significance, from the accomplishments of Neue Galerie to the many mesmerizing floors of the Guggenheim, there’s plenty to fall in love with.
It’s all right in the heart of the Upper East Side, conveniently just a short distance away from many luxury New York City condominiums, including 40 East End.
The Frick Collection is perhaps the most audacious of them all. From top to bottom, the Frick Collection has a unified theme of masterworks from some of the most innovative, provocative and ungoverned elite artists ever.

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Henry Frick

As the name suggestions, the original collection was compiled by none other than industrialist Henry Frick, who was once the chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company.
Once Frick began amassing his collection, he began to collect art from esteemed masters of the craft. His collection was divided amongst his properties.
He willed his collection as a public museum upon his death in 1919. While it took years, this finally manifested in 1935.
Many of the highest-profile pieces were moved from Pittsburgh to the primary collection in New York City.

What Can You Find in the Frick Collection?

The permanent Frick Collection has a strong 18th-century European theme along with plentiful works from other centuries and regions.
The collection celebrates European excess in design, and features mesmerizing works from the elites like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Renoir.
While some of the numerous galleries have remained permanent mainstays, several are rotated out annually. The museum hosts many lectures and talks throughout the year, and classical musical concerts are regular staples of the event line-up.
Museum attendance is free on the first Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s open to both nearby residents of East Side condos and those visiting from elsewhere.
You can find galleries featuring ceramics, furniture, sculptures, medals, life-sized paintings, rugs, textiles, gold clocks and even century-old papers.

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The Collection

The collection consists of 19 different rooms or galleries. Highlights include oriental rugs, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s masterpiece The Progress of Love and some truly astounding French furniture that elevate the ideals of excess and luxury.
Some of the most well-known and captivating pieces housed in the collection are Canova’s George Washington, a sculpture of George Washington in Roman garb by Antonio Canova, as well as a series of thirteen life-size paintings that depict figures from the Old Testament. The rotating exhibit hall gives you a new reason to visit from the nearby East Side condos multiple times over the year.
Pieces from the Venetian renaissance, Rembrandt’s Abraham Entertaining the Angels, and Joseph Mallord William Turner’s seafaring epics have all graced the floors of the Frick.
The Frick Collection is located at 1 East 70th Street, right outside many luxury East Side condos. It sits along the iconic Museum Mile, a mile-long stretch that houses some of New York City’s most impressive museum collections.