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Upper West Side

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The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 116th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by real estate brokers to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.[1]

Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an upscale, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being home to New York City's cultural, intellectual hub (with Columbia University located at the north end of the neighborhood), and artistic workers (with Lincoln Center located at the south end), while the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.

The neighborhood is also referred to for short as just the West Side or the UWS.

 

It's not hard to see why the Upper West Side has been immortalized by Nora Ephron and Jerry Seinfeld alike: Sandwiched between two of New York's most beautiful parks, the area is home to cultural institutions ranging from the arts mecca of Lincoln Center to some of the oldest Jewish delis in the city. A few blocks north of the neon lights and tourists of Times Square, you'll find yourself in a serene hub of mom-and-pop shops and friendly sidewalk cafes.

It's not hard to see why the Upper West Side has been immortalized by Nora Ephron and Jerry Seinfeld alike: Sandwiched between two of New York's most beautiful parks, the area is home to cultural institutions ranging from the arts mecca of Lincoln Center to some of the oldest Jewish delis in the city. A few blocks north of the neon lights and tourists of Times Square, you'll find yourself in a serene hub of mom-and-pop shops and friendly sidewalk cafes. Though high-rollers like A-Rod and Tina Fey call it home, you're more likely to bump into a baby stroller and a dog walker than a boldfacer. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't look for the rich and famous..


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