Upper West Side
Introducing Upper West Side
Upper West Siders adore their neighborhood - so much so that they try to leave its charming, tree-lined streets as little as possible. It's quite easy for them not to, as every quintessentially New York establishment worth visiting has seemingly set up shop in this neighborhood, from Danny Meyer’s popular burger joint Shake Shack to cult-status cupcake haven Magnolia Bakery.
Spend some time in this halycon dream and you’ll soon understand the irresistible draw, too. Its proximity to Central Park make picnics underneath cerulean skies and runs through the reservoir beloved by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis a part of daily life.
Bucolic streets with impeccably preserved rowhouses ranging in style from Italianate to Queen Anne give one the sense of being away from the city despite being in the thick of it. With Lincoln Center nearby, cultural pursuits come easy, whether it’s the opera, the ballet or a night of jazz that makes your soul sing.
While the neighborhood has its fair share of Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s no shortage of cosy brunch spots serving up comfort food to the neighbourhood's young and successful inhabitants, who more often than not come pushing thousand-dollar strollers or toting organic yoga mats.
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Best known for
The American Museum of Natural History
Wth over 32 millions specimens of plants, animals, fossils, meteorites, and cultural specimens, it is one of the most illustrious museums in the world.
Formerly John Lennon’s home and where he tragically met his end, Beatles devotees often make the pilgrimage here to pay their respects.
Bucolic streets with impeccably preserved rowhouses ranging in style from Italianate to Queen Anne give one the sense of being away from the city despite being in the thick of it.