Upper West Side

Neighborhood Image Upper West Side map


59th Street (excluding Columbus Circle) to 110th Street; Central Park to the Hudson River.

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 (with Columbia University located at the north end of the neighborhood), and artistic workers, while the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.

Neighborhood Features:

Parks: Central Park and Riverside Park

Cultural centers: Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theatre, The New York Historical Society, The Manhattan Children’s Museum.

Schools: Manhattan Day School, Julliard

Dining and Nightlife along Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues with many bars, restaurants/lounges and live entertainment venues; conveniences such as banks, pharmacies, deli's, dry cleaners, and take-out.