Our fourth apothecary will open June 2013 in Carnegie Hill. Here is a history of our marvelous new digs:
Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side, in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Its boundaries extend from 86th Street on the south to 96th Street and Spanish Harlem to the north, between Fifth Avenue (Central Park) on the west and Third Avenue on the east. Carnegie Hill is widely considered one of the most prestigious residential areas of New York City.
The neighborhood is named for the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901. Today the mansion houses the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Facing it on 91st Street is the Otto Kahn House, a Florentine palazzo, now housing the private school, Convent of the Sacred Heart. A number of other townhouses in the area have been converted to schools, including the Spence School and the Lycée Français, a former Vanderbilt House on 93rd.
The architecture of the neighborhood includes apartment buildings along Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, brownstones (with stoops) and townhouses on the side streets, condos, co-ops and a handful of mansions now used by organizations including the The Jewish Museum, the National Academy of Design and the Dalton School. Frank Lloyd Wright’s celebrated Guggenheim Museum is on Fifth Avenue and the New York Road Runners occupies a townhouse around the corner at 9 East 89th Street. The famous 92nd Street Y calls Carnegie Hill its home as well.
We are excited to soon be included in the historical account of Carnegie Hill!