West 59th Street North to West 110th Street. West of Central Park.
Nearby Subways 1, 2, 3, 9, A, B, C, D
The Upper West Side is separated from the Upper East Side by Central
Park. This is the traditional stronghold of the city's intellectual,
creative, and moneyed community, but the atmosphere is not as upper
crust as the Upper East Side.
Elegant, pre-war buildings along the boulevards of Broadway, West End
Avenue, Riverside Drive, and Central Park West meet shady, quiet streets
lined with brownstones. Much of the area is protected by landmark status,
and the neighborhood's restored townhouses and high-priced co-op apartments
are coveted by actors, young professionals, and young families.
Sidewalks in this neighborhood are always crowded during the day with
performers rushing to auditions and families pushing their babies in
imported strollers. In the evenings, however, the action moves inside,
where singles mingle in myriad restaurants and bars. Stroll along Columbus
Avenue to investigate the glitzy boutique-and-restaurant strip; walk
along Amsterdam Avenue with its mix of bodegas, bars, and boutiques.