Upper West Side

Neighborhood Boundaries:  From West 59th Street to West 110th Street and from Central Park to the Hudson River

Subways: 1, 2, 3, A, B, C and D

Architecture: low and high rise, pre-war buildings with a smattering of post-war mid-rises; brownstone townhouses; new development high rises (primarily along the Hudson River)

What I Like Most About It:

In my opinion, the Upper West side is one of the most architecturally interesting neighborhoods in Manhattan. There’s such a wide array of pre-war building styles. It’s also the only neighborhood in Manhattan nestled between two substantial parks – Central Park and Riverside Park. No matter where you live, you’re no more than a 10 to 15 minute walk to amazing green space. You also don’t have to leave the neighborhood if you don’t want to – it’s rich with amenities such as museums, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, grocery stores, home goods stores (Bed Bath & Beyond, West Elm, etc), clothing stores and gyms.

Favorite Places and Spaces

Riverside Park

Central Park



Shake Shack

AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 (my go to spot for IMAX viewings!)

Lincoln Center

The Smith

American Museum of Natural History

New York Historical Society

Osteria Cotta

79th Street Boat Basin

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

Cafe Lalo

Pio Pio