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 Upper West encompasses Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Verdi Square, Columbia University, The American Museum of Natural History, Julliard School of Music, The Collegiate School and many other academic and religious institutions. This neighborhood is not only a cultural hub, but also an academic center. A pastiche of students and tourists animate the Upper West Side, which is forever bustling with life and activity. Green spaces landscape the area providing not only refreshing recreational spots but also an appealing facet to its geography.
The most loved parks include Central Park, Riverside Park and Straus Park.