It will be my husband's first time in NYC though I have gone several times. Usually when I go it's purely for shopping so I hit Soho. But he is more interested in experiencing local neighbourhoods. So unique boutique stops, markets, cafes, and places where locals go. He's not into museums or tourist attractions. We will go to Greenwich and East village. We are staying at the Beacon. Is there a certain area in the Upper West Side that's interesting to check out?