Upper West Side
The Upper West Side, stretching from West 59th Street to West 110th Street between Central Park and the Hudson River in Manhattan, is an upscale residential neighborhood home to both classic pre-war buildings and high-end modern condos. The architecture of older buildings dates back over a century; the Upper West Side experienced a building boom from 1885-1910 largely due to the construction of New York City’s first subway line along 7th Avenue. During this time, it became the residential quarter of choice in New York City for upper and middle class New Yorkers, and this residential history is still its defining characteristic. This migration also drew many religious organizations into the area, so there are many beautiful churches and synagogues that date back to this period.
Known for its row houses and grand apartment buildings, many of which are historical landmarks on Central Park West, the Upper West Side has some of the most coveted real estate in Manhattan. Perhaps the most well known of these buildings is The Dakota, which John Lennon once called home. The neighborhood is blessed with world-class cultural institutions. Lincoln Center, home of some of the best opera and orchestral music anywhere, is located between 63rd and 66th Streets on Broadway, as is the Julliard School of Music. The American Museum of National History also calls the Upper West Side home. Additionally the presence of both Central Park and Riverside Park afford Upper West Siders ample space to walk, run, or just spend time. Residents enjoy these remarkable places and the casual atmosphere of the neighborhood as a whole, as well as fantastic restaurants, bars, and high-end retail. Those