Yorkville is a neighborhood on the Upper East side of Manhattan whose boundaries lie between 79th and 96th streets and end at Third Avenue to the West. The eastern border is determined, appropriately enough, by the East River. It was named Yorkville after York Avenue, which runs directly down the middle of the neighborhood. Traditionally a haven for Jewish, German, Austro-Hungarian, and Irish immigrants, Yorkville began as a tight-knit working class community in the early 20th Century. It is still possible to turn a corner and run into a pocket of 'old world' mystique despite the fact that the neighborhood has changed considerably.
- Built in the Eighteen or Nineteen century. Originally built as luxurious one family homes, these houses usually feature fireplaces, moldings and other typical prewar characteristics. Offers the luxury of a private home in the city and often were converted to multiple apartment buildings.