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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

Trendy area with cafes, restaurants and fashionable shops.

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Old mansions and restaurants

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

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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Philadelphia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This side is very good for relaxing after been a lot of in Time Square, is residencial, safe, chic and calm.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best (and oldest) New York's residential neighborhoods has been experiencing a revival of sorts in the past 20 years or so. New residential buildings are coming up, and the pre-war ones are being beautifully restored. And what about all the stores and restaurants on Columbus Avenue!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I enjoy walking around this neighborhood and never get enough of it. So many great shops, restaurants, and markets are around here.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went to a taping of The Chew with my wife, but did not have nearly as good an experience as the review here last year. Tickets are free and fairly easy to obtain. Arrived about 10AM to a line of about 40 people ahead of us. Stood in line outside til 10:45AM. Then admitted to staging room which lacked chairs... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Upper West Side is undoubtedly one of the more scenic (and affluent) neighborhoods in the City. Dotted with parks, boutique stores and great restaurants, it is truly one of the best spots to visit. The "brownstone" homes and apartments are gorgeous, and some of the most sought-after real-estate in the area. This is a fun place to visit and... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Interesting architectural delights as many homes have converted to private dwellings and have been redone. Many public/private schools and churches of all denominations made this a most interesting ethnic neighborhood. Not too clean. Walk with eyes down to avoid doggy pooh!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

UWS has the coolest restaurants, diners, stores, Pizza places & movie Theaters, we always go to Loews on 84'th & Broadway or Lincoln center area, tons of things to see while you stroll from Central Park West, Columbus Ave, Amsterdam Ave & of course Broadway up to Riverside drive. I always feel safe walking around alone or with my family.

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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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