What is Carnegie Hill?

Carnegie Hill is a small enclave of the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City. It runs from 86th to 96th between 5th and 3rd aves. For many years, Carnegie Hill has been home to many family run small businesses, private schools, families, and historic institutions. The name Carnegie Hill derives from one of its most famous residents, Andrew Carnegie, a steel magnate who made his fortune during the industrial revolution. Carnegie lived in a mansion on 91st and 5th ave when the rest of the neighborhood was not as developed, given that his house sat on a hill, he could see all the way down to the east river, Carnegie's mansion is now the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Other historic inhabitants of the neighborhood are the Guggenheim Museum and The Jewish Museum.