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Upper West Side

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Address: Columbus and Amsterdam Ave., between 63rd and 85th Streets, New York City, NY
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Trendy area with cafes, restaurants and fashionable shops.

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Nice and clean....sorta

I would give this area a 5 but there is poop all over the sidewalks! I felt save walking around the area. Lots of people and lots of nice food shops. The Central Park on one side... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Foxworth, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would give this area a 5 but there is poop all over the sidewalks! I felt save walking around the area. Lots of people and lots of nice food shops. The Central Park on one side and the Hudson river on the other! Many places to get some entertainment also!

Thank southernchelz
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I love to walk on Columbus and amsterdam. Its still NYC but so different. The cultural mix is present at every street corner. Nice little grocery stores, flower shops, diners and a lot of crazy but friendly people. You think you are in village rather than the "biggest" city in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Really enjoyable wandering around this area with plenty of good restaurants, musuems as well as where John Lennon was killed (Dakota Building 72nd st) and where Yoko Ono still lives with Central Park just over the road and the memorial to John 'Strawberry Fields' well worth the time just walking around the area

Thank Peter R
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Living in New York City, I can tell you that the Upper West Side is one of the most under-rated places to visit in Manhattan. While many tourists and locals frequent midtown for Rockefeller Plaza, downtown for Wall Street, uptown is much less visited. The vibe is very relaxed here and you get a peace and quiet that you would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Beautiful views, lots of green and lovely building and architecture. Many various restaurants and cafe's as well as shopping. Lovely place to stay and highly recommend if you are visiting to see this part of the city, as it has lot's to offer.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Upper West Side is charming. Tired of frenetic pace of down-town? Stroll around UWS. Visit Columbia University Campus, Central Park. Wander around the streets. Play 'which house/flat shall I buy'. Window-shop. Stop for brunch somewhere. Pleasant interlude. Good place to stay, too. Very well-served by subway.

Thank Fionayael
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I come to NYC (from Israel) two or three times a year and I always stop by the Upper West Side (where my BFF lives). I love strolling around, 'cause the atmosphere is nice and laid back, there are good restaurants, and the shopping is fun. I see the UWS as a nice place to visit AND to live.

Thank dcdriver
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Its mostly a residential part of NYC, near to Central Park. Its clean, green and safe, and well connected.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I enjoyed the upper west side. It was a nice break from some of the busier areas of Manhattan. There is some beautiful architecture here along with some nice restaurants and shops.

Thank Rehsinup19
Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Cute little spots to eat and shop, great people watching, great place to get in your daily 10,000 steps! We come here often just to get away from the tourist area.

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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