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. But if you do want to explore elsewhere, you’ve got all the fabulous offerings of Harlem to the north and the buzz of Midtown West to the south.
Favorite Places and Spaces