East of Third Avenue between 79th and 96th Streets lies Yorkville, mostly a quiet residential neighborhood that benefits from the Mayor's home (Gracie Mansion), a riverfront park and some of the finest museums of New York. Its proximity to the Chapin and Brearley Schools make this area very desirable for family living. This section of Manhattan had its origins with German and Czech immigrants in the 1840’s with their infamous beer and dance halls until they were replaced in recent decades by high-rise residential constructions. The major drawback to the area is the limited subway access. There is, however, a new subway line under way that will run down Second Avenue from 96th street to 63rd street. Undoubtedly this will drive development and rents up, which so far have been reasonable. The area’s retail stores can be found primarily on 86th Street between First and Lexington Avenues. Overall, Yorkville is a comfortable, inexpensive neighborhood that is becoming more attractive every year.
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