In case you are not also already aware, if you are looking for an apartment on the upper east side, or anywhere else in Manhattan, just be aware that if you are looking on your own and responding to apartment listings online, in the NY TImes, etc., etc., you are answering ads that were placed by the Sellers' Brokers. Their primary goal is to be loyal to the sellers, and are contractually obligated to market and advertise the properties they represent, in order to get the highest sale price possible. Since it costs you nothing, because sellers pay the entire commission, you should definitely consider having your own Buyer's Agent representing you. It is the goal of a Buyer's Agent to get to know the criteria that is important to the buyer, to understand their likes and dislikes, in order to save buyers time and money.
If you should have any additional Real Estate and upper east side related questions, please feel free to contact me..., I look forward to hearing from you.
Senior Real Estate Sales Associate
Please Contact:Tony Lara
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Charles Rutenberg Realty
127 East 56th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 688-1000 x 435 (tel)
(917) 647-8966 (cell)
Think about whether you are going to need your car and if are you going to use it often. If you won't be using it often perhaps you can get a economical monthly parking space somewhere in an outlying area. You'll find that you don't really need a car in Manhattan, especially with all the short term car rentals available now like zip car, mint and budget.
Depending where on the UES. Majority of parking rules in New York are "No Parking" before 6 or 7pm. Some blocks offer street parking, you just have to be prepared to spend much of your time circling around or standing idle waiting for someone to free up the space. Being that UES is so densely populated, you are competing for one spot with hundreds of other drivers.
Try looking into long term parking rates in the area.