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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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  • After seeing the Museum of natural history around the world over here, I walked in that it set in the rich area. Is walking on a public street can be anyone from is just a little look at those aspects. Many soothing, helpful.
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  • with good business and quiet, is near museums is very beautiful, looks not luxurious, but it is reammente.
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  • Being close enough, we decided to go for a walk along this neighborhood. Architectural structure far from the stereotypical clichés of Manhattan. Low buildings built in style and traditional materials. Guardianato and controls entrances tended by real VIPs. Superclass, external users a very special charm. Close to the Museum District, back convenient for a spin and, definitely worth it so to visit a part feature in New York. Very unique and Beautiful. We love the neighborhood but is really another world.
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