Boundaries: 59th Street (excluding Columbus Circle) to 110th Street; Central Park to the Hudson River.
Where Would You Live? The Upper West Side is made up of wide avenues, landmark pre-war apartment buildings, brownstones on tree-lined blocks, walk-ups, and extravagant new condominium buildings. The neighborhood is celebrated for its rich architectural variety and it is well-removed from the bustle of midtown, defining itself as an elegant urban retreat and destination for upscale quiet enjoyment.
Neighborhood Features: Great recreational venues such as Central Park and Riverside Park. Cultural centers: Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theatre, The New York Historical Society, and The Manhattan Children’s Museum. Excellent schools from Manhattan Day School to Julliard; Dining and Nightlife along Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues with many bars, restaurants/lounges and live entertainment venues; conveniences such as banks, pharmacies, delis, dry cleaners, and take-out.
Subways: 1 to 66th-Lincoln Center | 1,2,3 to 72nd St. | 1 to 79th St. | 1 to 86th St. | 1,2,3 to 96th St. | 1 to 103rd St. | 1 to Cathedral Pkwy (110th St.) | B,C to 81st St. | B,C to 86th St. | B,C to 103rd St. | B,C to Cathedral Pkwy (110th St.)