Upper West Side

Upper West Side – Shane Shimon, Blu Realty Group

w72smallWhether you’re looking for a neighborhood to call home or somewhere to stay while visiting New York, the Upper West Side offers something for everybody.  Residents flock to the Upper West Side for the elegant pre-war landmark buildings and many brownstones which line the streets of Broadway, Central Park West, Riverside Drive and West End Avenue.  Perhaps the most famous of these being the star-studded Dakota. The hotels of the Upper West Side not only offer more value than in many other neighborhoods of New York, but the more quiet, residential feel of the Upper West Side also allows you to escape the chaos of Midtown and Downtown. Finally, the Upper West Side is home to two of New York’s most famous parks, Central Park and Riverside Park, which overlooks the Hudson River, making the Upper West Side is a beautiful and scenic environment for leisure time and raising a family.

Shane’s Suggestion:

01A Voce Restaurant
Expansive views and amazing Italian food from  chef Missy Robbins

Upper West Side – Cathy Taub, Stribling & Associates

The Upper West Side has it all: Diversity of population, architecture, culture and housing!  Lincoln Center offers Film, Jazz, Opera, Theatre, Dance & the Philharmonic.  Lincoln Plaza Cinema offers indie films, and The Beacon has great concerts.  Central & Riverside Parks add dramatically to the daily quality of life. Plus, there’s The Museum of Natural History & the NY Historical Society, with its GREAT restaurant, Storico.  There’s a fantastic farmer’s market every Sunday on Columbus; there are two major Universities and Barnard College too!  How about Barney Greengrass! Plus, the people are friendly & have good politics!

Cathy’s Suggestions:

01 DAKOTA BAR
New trendy bar

02 AMERICAN TABLE
Marcus Samuelsson’s American restaurant/café at Alice Tully Hall (#1 train)

03 COMMUNITY FOOD & JUICE
Broadway & 113th (#1 train)-delicious locavore food

04 SAY CHEESE
Amazingly yummy grilled cheese sandwich shop (#1 train)

05 CENTER BAR at the Time Warner Center
Pricey but chic spot for cocktails & snacks in TW Center with fabulous  views