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Upper West Side, New York City

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The Upper West Side, sometimes abbreviated UWS, 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 110th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by the real estate industry to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an affluent, 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.GeographyUpper West Side is bounded on the south by 59th Street, Central Park to the east, and the Hudson River to the west. Its northern boundary is somewhat less obvious. Although it has historically been cited as 110th Street, which fixes the neighborhood alongside Central Park, it is now sometimes (primarily by the real estate industry) considered to be 125th Street, encompassing Morningside Heights. The area north of West 96th Street and east of Broadway is also identified as Manhattan Valley. The overlapping area west of Amsterdam Avenue to Riverside Park was once known as the Bloomingdale District.
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  • What a pleasant day we had meandering along Broadway on our way to Barnes and Noble. We stopped at a French Bakery worth noting - Paris Baguette. Everything looked wonderfully fresh and I had a good c...  more »
  • Whether it is the Upper West Side, Greenwich Village or Times Square-New York City is experienced as most other cities in my book, the best of all on foot. Save the map away, father wild and enjoy the atmosphere in the streets.
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  • I stayed at a friend's flat in the Upper West Side for 10 days over the holidays. The area is a great place from which to visit the rest of Manhattan. Also, there are more restaurants and museums with...  more »