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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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  • I lived right on CPW for many years. Just got tired of my neighbors and the group think that goes on in this area. Democratic candidates usually get about 95% of the vote. Just like a banana republic....  more »
  • Nothing in particular. Only complete the visit to New York. Very nice buildings but nothing more. In a for-hour runs
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  • We love staying in the upper west side of NYC as it is cleaner, quieter and more family oriented. We love how close it is to Central Park, as well as all the amazing restaurants and shops right outsid...  more »