The Upper West Side lies between two of New York’s largest parks – Central Park and Riverside Park – and is the domain of New York’s intelligentsia. The Upper West Side offers a relaxed pace of life that attracts numerous celebrities.
The Upper West Side neighbourhood developed in the 1870s, with the 9th avenue-elevated railway trains facilitating access. The Upper West Side neighbourhood also boasts New York’s most chic buildings, such as the San Remo, the Eldorado, the Majestic, the Beresford and the tragically notorious Dakota building, where the singer John Lennon was assassinated and where famous artists currently live. Given its avenues lined with bookstores and pretty café terraces, the Upper West Side allows one to escape for a moment a fast-paced city that never sleeps.
Also worth discovering: the Lincoln Center, one of New York City’s most prestigious cultural complexes. From Columbus Circle to Broadway, numerous bars and restaurants are open to night strollers after shows and performances. The neighbourhood is equally known for its famous Columbia University and the stunning American Museum of Natural History.