Upper West Side

The Upper West Side (UWS) is a neighborhood within the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. Central Park borders it on the east, The Hudson River on the west, West 59th Street to the south, and West 110th Street to the north. This area, known as the Upper West Side, is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hell’s Kitchen to the south, Columbus Circle to the southeast, and Morningside Heights to the north.

Like the Upper East Side opposite Central Park and Central Park, the Upper West Side is a highly affluent and primarily residential neighborhood with the majority of its residents employed in Midtown and Lower Manhattan commercial zones. Like Central Park and the Museum Mile district on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is considered one of Manhattan’s most cultural and intellectual centers. It is home to Columbia University and Barnard College, situated towards the district’s north. As well as the American Museum of Natural History is close to its central point, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School is located at its south end.

The long, high bluff that juts out over important sandy coves along North River was little used or explored by Lenape people. The combination of streams and valleys, like the one through the valley through which 96th Street runs and wetlands towards the east and northeast, could have shielded portions of the Upper West Side from the Lenape’s controlled burnings. Of frequent ground, fires result in a thicker understory, and more fire-resistant trees, like American Beech. Bed Bug Exterminator NYC


Its Upper West Side is bounded by 59th Street, Central Park to the east, The Hudson River to the west, and 110th Street to the north. The region north of West 96th Street and east of Broadway is also known in the same way as Manhattan Valley. The area that overlaps east of Amsterdam Avenue to Riverside Park was called Bloomingdale District. Bloomingdale District.


In the 1900s, this part to the south of 67th Street was a thriving area populous with African-Americans. The name “San Juan Hill” was reputedly given in honor of the African-American soldiers. They played a significant role in Cuba’s San Juan Hill attack in the Spanish-American War. In 1960, the area was a rough slum with houses in tenements, demolition of which was put off to permit outdoor shots in West Side Story’s musical film. Following that, urban revitalization was the catalyst for developing the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Towers apartments from 1962-to 1968.

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