The Upper West Side (UWS) is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is bounded by Central Park on the east, the Hudson River on the west, West 59th Street to the south, and West 110th Street to the north. The Upper West Side is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hell's Kitchen to the south, Columbus Circle to the southeast, and Morningside Heights to the north.Using our international travel planner, New York City attractions like Upper West Side can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Like the Upper East Side opposite Central Park, the Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in commercial areas of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Similarly to the Museum Mile district on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is considered one of Manhattan's cultural and intellectual hubs, with Columbia University and Barnard College located just to the north of the neighborhood, the American Museum of Natural History located near its center, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School located at the south end.
The Upper West Side is part of Manhattan Community District 7, and its primary ZIP Codes are 10023, 10024, 10025, and 10069. It is patrolled by the 20th and 24th Precincts of the New York City Police Department.
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When I think of this section of the city I think of the Arts. Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater, Strawberry Fields, the art of classic NYC architecture that will juxtapose the all-glass eventuality of..... more
When I think of this section of the city I think of the Arts. Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater, Strawberry Fields, the art of classic NYC architecture that will juxtapose the all-glass eventuality of..... more »
The upper west side is a nice neighbourhood with many tree lined roads and a lot of very expensive front line properties that overlook Central Park.
The upper west side is a nice neighbourhood with many tree lined roads and a lot of very expensive front line properties that overlook Central Park. more »
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