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The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River above West 59th Street. The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... 59th st. ...

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Verdi Square at the intersection of Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The W. 72nd Street subway station is in the center of the square.
Verdi Square at the intersection of Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The W. 72nd Street subway station is in the center of the square.

Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is primarily a residential and shopping area, with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. While these distinctions were never hard-and-fast rules, and now mean little, it has the reputation of being home to New York City's liberal cultural and artistic workers, in contrast to the Upper East Side, which is perceived to be traditionally home to more affluent conservative commercial and business types. The neighborhood is rather upscale with the median household income in many areas exceeding Manhattan average to a considerable extent. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Upper East Side at Sunset The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA, between Central Park and the East River. ... Midtown Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center. ... Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Rigid airship the USS Akron over Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ...


Geography

The Upper West Side as seen from the Rockefeller Center Observatory.
The Upper West Side as seen from the Rockefeller Center Observatory.

The Upper West Side is bounded on the south by 59th Street, Central Park to the east, and the Hudson River to the west. Its northern boundary is somewhat less obvious. Although it has historically been cited[citation needed] as 110th Street, which fixes the neighborhood alongside Central Park, it is now sometimes considered to be 125th Street, encompassing Morningside Heights.[1] This reflects demographic shifts in Morningside Heights, as well as the tendency of real estate brokers to co-opt the tony Upper West Side name when listing Morningside Heights and Harlem apartments. 59th st. ... Central Park is a large public, urban park (843 acres, 3. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... 110th street is a street in Manhattan, New York City, New York. ... 125th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue Christmas shopping on 125th Street 125th Street is a two-way street that runs east-west in the New York City borough of Manhattan, considered the Main Street of Harlem; It is also called Martin Luther King, Jr. ... This article is about the neighbourhood in New York City. ...


From west to east, the avenues of the Upper West Side are Riverside Drive (12th Avenue), West End Avenue (11th Avenue), Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue (10th Avenue), Columbus Avenue (9th Avenue) and Central Park West (8th Avenue). The 66-block stretch of Broadway forms the spine of the neighborhood and moves diagonally across the avenues at the bottom of the neighborhood and above 72nd Street moves parallel to the avenues; it enters the neighborhood at its juncture with Central Park West at Columbus Circle (59th Street), crosses Columbus Ave. at Lincoln Square (65th Street), crosses Amsterdam Ave. at Verdi Square (72nd Street), and then merges with West End at Straus Square (aka Bloomingdale Square, at 107th Street). Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare in New York City. ... Eleventh Avenue / West End Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the far West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, not far from the Hudson River. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... View of Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the Columbia University overpass between West 116th and 117th Streets View north from the overpass Tenth Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Ninth Avenue / Columbus Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Central Park West is an avenue in New York City. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... Lincoln Square may mean: Lincoln Square, Chicago Lincoln Square, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Verdi Square is located on Manhattans Upper West Side, between 72nd and 73rd streets at Broadway. ...


Morningside Heights, just south of Harlem, is the site of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, Columbia University and Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as Grant's Tomb and Riverside Church. This article is about the neighbourhood in New York City. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... The Western facade, including the Rose Window Western entrance on Amsterdam Avenue The Cathedral of St. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Barnard College, founded in 1889, is one of the four undergraduate divisions of Columbia University. ... The tower at Union Theological Seminary Birds-eye view at Claremont Ave. ... The Manhattan School of Music is one of Americas leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ... Teachers College, Columbia University (sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education) is a top ranked graduate school of education in the United States. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ... Grants Tomb, circa 1909 Grants tomb 2004 Grants Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902). ... Riverside Church as seen from West 121st Street The Riverside Church in the City of New York is an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ), interracial, international church in New York City, famous not only for its elaborate Gothic architecture — which includes the worlds largest carillon — but...


Traditionally the neighborhood ranged from the former village of Harsenville, centered on the old Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway) and 65th Street, west to the railroad yards along the Hudson, then north to 110th Street, where the ground rises to Morningside Heights. With the building of Lincoln Center, its name, though perhaps not the reality, was stretched south to 59th Street. With the arrival of the corporate headquarters and expensive condos of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, and the Riverside South apartment complex built by Donald Trump, the area from 59th Street to 65th Street is increasingly referred to as Lincoln Square by realtors who acknowledge a different tone and ambiance than that typically associated with the Upper West Side. A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... Time Warner Center and Columbus Monument. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ...


History

A typical midblock view on the Upper West Side consisting of 4-5 story brownstones.
A typical midblock view on the Upper West Side consisting of 4-5 story brownstones.

Originally the name Bloomingdale (from the Dutch "Bloemendaal"), or the Bloomingdale District, applied to the west side of Manhattan from about 23rd Street up to the Hollow Way (modern 125th Street), and it contained numerous farms and country residences of many of the city's well-off. The main artery of this area was the Bloomingdale Road, which began north of where Broadway and the Bowery Lane join (at modern Union Square) and wended its way northward up to about modern 116th Street in Morningside Heights, where the road further north was known as the Kingsbridge Road. Within the confines of the modern-day Upper West Side, the road passed through areas known as Harsenville, Strycker's Bay, and Bloomingdale Village. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 738 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a picture I took myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 738 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a picture I took myself. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ...


In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the Upper West Side-to-be contained some of colonial New York's most ambitious houses, spaced along Bloomingdale Road. It became increasingly infilled with smaller, more suburban villas in the first half of the nineteenth century, and in the middle of the century, parts had become decidedly lower class.


Much of the riverfront of the Upper West Side was a shipping, transportation, and manufacturing corridor. The Hudson River Railroad line right-of-way was granted in the late 1830s to connect New York City to Albany, and soon ran along the riverbank. One major non-industrial development, the creation of the Central Park in the 1850s and 60s caused many squatters to move their shacks into the UWS. Parts of the neighborhood became a ragtag collection of squatters' housing, boarding houses, and rowdy taverns. The Upper Hudson River Railroad runs along the Hudson River in New York State in the Adirondack Mountains. ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ...


As this development occurred, the old name of Bloomingdale Road was being chopped away and the name Broadway was progressively being applied further northward to include what had been lower Bloomingdale Road. In 1868, the city began straightening and grading the section of the Bloomingdale Road from Harsenville north, and it became known as "The Boulevard". It retained that name until the end of the century, when the name Broadway finally supplanted it.


Development of the neighborhood lagged even while Central Park was being laid out in the 1860s and 70s, then was stymied by the Panic of 1873. Things turned around when the elevated train's rapid transit was extended up Ninth Avenue (renamed Columbus Avenue in 1890), and with Columbia University's relocation to Morningside Heights in the 1890s, using lands once held by the Bloomingdale Asylum. The Upper West Side was built in a boom from 1885 to 1910, thanks in large part to the arrival of IRT subway stations at 72nd, 79th, 86th and 96th Street after 1904. Run on the Fourth National Bank, No. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ...


In the early part of the 1900s, the Upper West Side area south of 67th Street was heavily populated by African-Americans and supposedly gained its nickname of "San Juan Hill" in commemoration of African-American soldiers who were a major part of the assault on Cuba's San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. But by 1960, the area was a rough neighborhood of tenement housing and was used for exterior shots in the movie musical West Side Story. Urban renewal then swept through with the construction of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Towers apartments during 1962–1968. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... San Juan Hill is a slight incline to the east of Santiago, Cuba, where Spanish soldiers entrenched themselves in the most famous battle of the Spanish-American War; the Battle of San Juan Hill. ... Combatants United States Republic of Cuba Philippine Republic Kingdom of Spain Commanders Nelson A. Miles William R. Shafter George Dewey Máximo Gómez Emilio Aguinaldo Patricio Montojo Pascual Cervera Arsenio Linares Ramón Blanco Casualties 3,289 U.S. dead (432 from combat); considerably higher although undetermined Cuban and... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Urban Renewal redirects here. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ...


Riverside Park was conceived in 1866 and formally approved by the state legislature through the efforts of city parks commissioner Andrew Haswell Green. The first segment of park was acquired through condemnation in 1872, and construction soon began following a design created by the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed the adjacent, gracefully curving Riverside Drive. In 1937, under the administration of commissioner Robert Moses, 132 acres of land were added to the park, primarily by creating a promenade that covered the tracks of the Hudson River Railroad. Moses, working with landscape architect Gilmore D. Clarke also added playgrounds, and distinctive stonework and the 79th Street boat basin, but also cut pedestrians off from direct access to most of the riverfront by building the Henry Hudson Parkway by the river's edge. According to Robert Caro's book, The Power Broker on Moses, Riverside Park was designed with most of the amenities located in predominately white neighborhoods, with the neighborhoods closer to Harlem getting shorter shrift. Riverside Park, like Central Park, has undergone a revival in the last 30 years, largely through the efforts of The Riverside Park Fund, a citizen's group. Largely through their efforts and the support of the city, much of the park has been improved. The Hudson River greenway, that borders the river-edge of the park is a popular route for pedestrians and bicylcle commuters, and offers spectacular vistas. A dramatic new improvement to the greenway is the $13.3 Million "Riverwalk" extension to the park's greenway being constructed between 83rd and 91st Streets on a promenade in the river itself. Riverwalk is due to be completed in the spring of 1999. Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ... Andrew Haswell Green or Andrew H. Green (1820 - November 13, 1903) was an U.S. civic leader and major player in the development of New York City. ... {{Infobox Person | name = | image = FLOlmstead. ... A numbder of cities have a Riverside Drive: Riverside Drive (New York) Riverside Drive (Ottawa) Riverside Drive (Anderson, California) Riverside Drive (Asotin County, Washington) Riverside Drive (Austin, Texas) Riverside Drive (Bandon, Oregon) Riverside Drive (Battle Creek, Michigan) Riverside Drive (Coos County, Oregon) Riverside Drive (Douglas County, Oregon) Riverside Drive (Douglas... This is about the urban planner; for other uses, see Robert Moses (disambiguation). ... The Henry Hudson Parkway is an 11. ... Robert Allan Caro (born October 30, 1935) is a biographer most noted for his studies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. ...


From the post-WWII years until the AIDS epidemic the neighborhood, especially below 86th Street had a substantial gay population. Theater people had been attracted to the neighborhood because of its proximity and easy transportation to the Theater District, and among these were many gay men. As the neighborhood had deteriorated it was affordable to working class gay men, and those just arriving in NYC and looking for their first white collar jobs. Its ethnically mixed gay population, mostly Hispanic and white, with a mixture of income levels and occupations patronized the same gay bars in the neighborhood, making it markedly different from most gay enclaves elsewhere in the city. The influx of white gay men in the Fifties and Sixties is often credited with accelerating the gentrification of the Upper West Side, and by the mid and late 70's the gay male population had become predominantly white.


Another component that brought about the eventual gentrification of the neighborhood were the recent college graduates in the late '70s and early '80s who moved in, drawn to the neighborhood's large apartments and cheap housing.


The Upper West Side is also a largely Jewish neighborhood, populated with both German Jews who moved in at the turn of the century, and Jewish refugees escaping Hitler's Europe in the 1930's.


In a subsequent phase of urban renewal, the rail yards which had formed the Upper West Side's southwest corner were replaced by the Riverside South residential project and a southward extension of Riverside Park. The evolution of Riverside South had a 40-year history, often extremely bitter, beginning in 1962 with the first proposal made by the Penn Railroad itself. The most ambitious proposal, and the one generating the most opposition was Donald Trump's "Television City" concept of 1985, which would have included a 152-story tower. In 1991, civic groups signaled that they were willing to accept a development about 40% smaller in scope than Trump proposed, and things finally started moving. As of 2005 construction is well underway, but still to be resolved is the future of the West Side Highway viaduct over the park area. The last elevated portion of the West Side Highway by Trump Place apartment complex Trump Place (also known as Riverside South and Trump City and Television City) is an apartment complex originated by Donald Trump on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. ... Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Bloomingdale district was the site for several long-established charitable institutions: their unbroken parcels of land have provided suitably-scaled sites for Columbia University and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, as well as for some vanished landmarks, such as the Schwab Mansion on Riverside Drive, the most ambitious free-standing private house ever built in Manhattan. Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Western facade, including the Rose Window Western entrance on Amsterdam Avenue The Cathedral of St. ... Riverside was the name of an extravagant private residence on the Upper West Side of New York City that existed in the first half of the 20th century. ... Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare in New York City. ...


The name Bloomingdale is still used in reference to a part of the Upper West Side, essentially the location of old Bloomingdale Village, the area from about 96th Street up to 110th Street and from Riverside Park east to Amsterdam Ave. The triangular block bound by Broadway, West End Avenue, 106th Street and 107th Street, although generally known as Straus Park (named for Isidor Straus and his wife Ida), was officially designated Bloomingdale Square in 1907. The neighborhood also includes the Bloomingdale School of Music and Bloomingdale neighborhood branch of the New York Public Library. Adjacent to the Bloomingdale neighborhood is a more diverse and less affluent subsection of the Upper West Side called Manhattan Valley, focused on the downslope of Columbus Avenue and Manhattan Avenue from about 102nd Street up to 110th Street. Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912)—also known as Isadore Strauss—, a German Jewish American, was co-owner of the Macys department store and served as a Member of Congress in the United States. ... Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) is a nonprofit community music school on the Upper West Side of New York City. ... The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of Americas most significant research libraries. ... Manhattan Valley is a small area of the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ...


Transportation

There are two subway lines on the Upper West Side. The 1,2,3, (2 & 3 are express) run along Broadway making stops at 59th Street, 66th Street, 72nd Street (express stop), 79th Street, 86th Street, 96th Street (express stop), 103rd Street and 110th Street. The B & C trains run along Central Park West stopping at 59th Street, 72nd Street, 81st Street, 96th Street, 103rd Street and 110th Street. There are five different bus routes that go up and down the Upper West Side, as well as crosstown buses at every major intersection. M5: Up and down Riverside Drive from 72nd Street to 178 Street (limited bus available). M104: Up and down Broadway M7 & M11: Up Amsterdam and down Columbus M10: Up and down Central Park West


Landmarks and institutions

Springtime in Riverside Park.
Springtime in Riverside Park.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1824 × 1368 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1824 × 1368 pixel, file size: 1. ... Riverside Park is a scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, consisting of a narrow four-mile strip of land between the Hudson River and the gently curving rise-and-fall of Riverside Drive. ...

Corporate

This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Lincoln Square is the name of both a square and the surrounding neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... Samuel Yellin (1885 -1940) Samuel Yellin, 1927 Biography American blacksmith, born in Galicia Poland where, at the age of eleven he was apprenticed to an iron master. ... The Apple Bank is a bank serving the greater New York City area. ... Time Warner Center and Columbus Monument. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... The New York Coliseum was a convention center that stood on Columbus Circle in New York City from 1954 to 2000. ...

Cultural

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hayden Planetarium is a public planetarium located on Central Park West, New York City, next to the famous American Museum of Natural History. ... The Beacon Theater is a historic New York City Art Deco theater on upper Broadway in Manhattan. ... Article title is . ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the lead section of this article may need to be expanded. ... The New York Philharmonic is the oldest active symphony orchestra in the United States, organized during 1842. ... The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza New York State Theater The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, interior, as seen from the stage The New York City Opera (NYCO) is based in Philip Johnsons New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. ... Logo of the New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is a ballet company founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein originally known as the American Ballet. ... The Juilliard School is a performing arts conservatory in New York City, informally but definitively identified as simply Juilliard, and most famous for its musically-trained alumni. ... The New-York Historical Society is an American organization located in New York City and dedicated to the preservation of the citys history. ... Symphony Space is a multi-disciplinary performing arts organization on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. ...

Education

The Abraham Joshua Heschel Heschel School (AJHS) is a pluralistic K-12 Jewish day school in New York City. ... The Abraham Joshua Heschel Heschel School (AJHS) is a pluralistic K-12 Jewish day school in New York City. ... The Abraham Joshua Heschel Heschel School (AJHS) is a pluralistic K-12 Jewish day school in New York City. ... The Anderson School PS 334   1987-88 — 2007-08 Vicennial   The Anderson School PS 334, is a New York City public school — K-5 elementary and 6-8 middle — that uses a gifted pedagogical approach to teach students from the City’s five boroughs who have met specific criteria for... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... The Bank Street College of Education is located in upper Manhattan in New York City. ... The Bard Graduate Center (aka BGC) for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture was founded in 1993 by Susan Weber Soros (wife of George Soros). ... Barnard College, founded in 1889, is one of the four undergraduate divisions of Columbia University. ... The North face of the main building of the Calhoun School, New York City The Calhoun school is a private, coeducational college preparatory school located in New York Citys Upper West Side. ... The Western facade, including the Rose Window Western entrance on Amsterdam Avenue The Cathedral of St. ... The Center School is a public middle school located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City, United States. ... Collegiate School is a private school for boys in New York City and lays claim to being the oldest school in the United States. ... Columbia Grammar and Preperatory School (Columbia Prep, CGPS) is the oldest non-sectarian private school in the United States, located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, in New York City, New York. ... The Dwight School is a selective, combined elementary and secondary private school on the Upper West Side in New York, NY. // The school was founded in 1880 by Julius Sachs, founder of the College Board and member of the Goldman Sachs banking family. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ... The New York Institute of Technology (also known as NYIT and New York Tech) is a private, co-educational college in New York in the USA. The college has three New York campuses, two on Long Island and one on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, as well as global... The Manhattan School of Music is one of Americas leading music conservatories located in New York City that offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. ... Mannes College The New School For Music is a music conservatory located in New York City, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. ... The New School is an institution of higher learning in New York City. ... Alfred Emanuel Smith ( December 30, 1873– October 4, 1944), often known as Al Smith, was Governor of New York and a U.S. presidential candidate in 1928. ... St. ... Teachers College, Columbia University (sometimes referred to simply as Teachers College; also referred to as Teachers College of Columbia University or the Columbia University Graduate School of Education) is a top ranked graduate school of education in the United States. ... Trinity School labore et virtute (labor and virtue)   Trinity School is a private, co-educational day school for grades K-12 located in New York City and a member of the Ivy Preparatory School League. ... The tower at Union Theological Seminary Birds-eye view at Claremont Ave. ... York Preparatory School is a fully accredited co-educational college preparatory day school located at 40 West 68th Street in the Lincoln Center area of New York City, United States. ... Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, also officially known as H.S. 485 and informally as LaGuardia Arts, is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is a K-8 Jewish day school located in Manhattan, New York City. ...

Food and gourmet

A sidewalk cafe on Broadway and 112th St.
A sidewalk cafe on Broadway and 112th St.

Amsterdam Avenue from 67th Street up to 96th Street is lined with restaurants and bars. Columbus Avenue is as well, to a slightly lesser extent. The following lists a few neighborhood institutions and famous places. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1824 × 1368 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1824 × 1368 pixel, file size: 1. ...

  • Barney Greengrass the Sturgeon King - gourmet grocery, Amsterdam Ave. and 86th St., founded 1908
  • Café des Artistes - 67th St. at Central Park West, founded 1917
  • Cafe Lalo - dessert cafe, 83rd St. at Amsterdam, seen in You've Got Mail
  • Cafe Con Leche - between 95th and 96th street & Amsterdam. Cuban and Dominican cuisine.
  • Candle Bar - Amsterdam btwn 75th & 74th. Oldest continuously operating gay bar in NYC, open as a gay establishment since the mid-60's.
  • Citarella - gourmet grocery, Broadway and 75th St., founded 1912 at 164th St. and later moved to UWS
  • Gray's Papaya - hot dog and juice stand, 2090 Broadway, at 72nd st.
  • Edgar's Cafe - dessert cafe, 84th St. at Broadway, so named because Edgar Allan Poe lived near this location during 1844-1845, where Poe allegedly composed "The Raven"[2]
  • Fairway Market - market and grocery, Broadway and 74th St., founded c. 1950
  • Fine & Schapiro - Famous kosher deli 138 w. 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus)
  • H&H Bagels - Broadway and 80th St., founded 1972
  • Sing & Sing Market - Columbus Ave. at 96th St., affectionately known as Sing Sing, bakery/greenmarket/deli on the ground floor of The Westmont selling kosher food.
  • Tom's Restaurant - Broadway and 112th St. in Morningside Heights, founded c. 1950
  • Zabar's - gourmet grocery, Broadway and 80th St., founded 1934

Café des Artistes is a fine French restaurant at One West 67th Street in Manhattan and is owned by George Lang. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, playwright, editor, literary critic, essayist and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... Jan. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see The Raven (disambiguation). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... H&H Bagels is a popular bagel company in New York City, founded in 1972 by Helmer Toro. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The circled U indicates that this can of tuna is certified kosher by the Union of Orthodox Congregations. ... Toms Restaurant is a New York City diner located in at 2880 Broadway between W. 112th and W. 113th in Morningside Heights. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zabars is a grocery store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Restaurants

  • Gabriel's - 11 W 60th St | Btwn 9th Ave & Bway $$$$
  • Manhattan Diner - 2180 Broadway | At 77th St $$$
  • Spiga - 200 W 84th St | Btwn Amsterdam Ave & Bway $$$$
  • Noche Mexicana - 852 Amsterdam Ave | Btwn 101st & 102nd St $$
  • Thai Market - 960 Amsterdam Ave | Btwn 107th & 108th St $$

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Other historical sites

Isidor and Ida Straus Memorial, W. 106th and West End Ave.
Isidor and Ida Straus Memorial, W. 106th and West End Ave.
  • Grant's Tomb - in Morningside Heights
  • Columbus Circle - statue of Christopher Columbus on 59th St. and the intersection of Broadway and Central Park West.
  • Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument - on Riverside Drive at 89th Street.
  • The former East River Savings Bank at Amsterdam and 96th Street (Walker and Gillette, 1927) is a classical temple now housing a drugstore, locally termed "The Aspirineum" and "The First National Bank of CVS"

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Religious

  • Advent Lutheran Church - Broadway/93rd.
  • Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church 71st Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenues. Interesting tapestries on display, modeled on 14th century French Gothic Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
  • The Carlebach Shul-305 West 79th Street, off West End Avenue
  • Lincoln Square Synagogue200 Amsterdam Avenue, on Broadway.
  • Cathedral of Saint John the Divine - in Morningside Heights, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, or at least it will be, when it's finished. Suffered significant fire damage to the South transept in December 2001. The church was originally to follow a Romanesque design, but the builders switched to a Gothic design along the way. The church plans to replace the great dome with a massive Gothic tower, but this major construction project is likely to take decades, if it is ever completed.
  • First Baptist Church in the City of New York 79th Street at Broadway
  • The Church of St. Gregory the Great 90th Street between Amsterdam/Columbus.
  • Church of Sts. Paul and Andrew 86th Street West End Avenue. Center of strong community outreach programs to the disaffected.
  • Church of the Ascension (Catholic) 107th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
  • Congregation Ansche Chesed אנשי חסד
  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
  • Congregation Habonim
  • Congregation Ohab Zedek (OZ)
  • Congregation Shaare Zedek West 93rd Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam.
  • Congregation Shearith Israel
  • Congregation Rodeph Sholom 83rd Street/Central Park. Established the first Reform Jewish Day School in North America in 1970.
  • Congregation Ohav Sholom
  • Corpus Christi Church near Columbia University
  • Holy Name of Jesus R.C. Church - 207 West 96th Street, NW corner of Amsterdam. Built 1892-1900; restored 1998-2000.
  • Darkhei Noam
  • Holy Trinity Church 82nd Street betw. Broadway/Amsterdam, a fine example of Byzantine architecture with mosaics in the ceilings.
Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, 213 West 82nd Street
Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, 213 West 82nd Street
St Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 180 West 82d Street
St Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 180 West 82d Street

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Residences

The apartment buildings along Central Park West, facing the park, are some of the most desirable apartments in New York. The Dakota at 72nd St. has been home to numerous celebrities including John Lennon. Other famous buildings on CPW include the Art Deco Century Apartments (Irwin Chanin, 1931) and the Majestic also by Chanin. The San Remo, Eldorado (300 C.P.W., with the highest sum of Democratic presidential campaign contributions by address in 2004) was the home of Herman Wouk's fictional Marjorie Morningstar, and The Beresford, were all built by Emery Roth as was 41 West 96th Street (completed in 1926). Along Broadway are several Beaux-Arts apartment houses: the Belnord (1908), the Apthorp (1908), the Ansonia Hotel (1902) and the Dorilton. Riverside Drive also has many beautiful pre-war houses and larger buildings, including the graceful curving apartment buildings—The Paterno and The Colosseum by Schwartz & Gross—at 116th St and Riverside Drive. The northern stretches of Columbus Avenue are graced by the post-modern landmarks, The Westmont and its sister building, the Key West. Central Park West is an avenue in New York City. ... The Dakota, constructed from October 25, 1880 to October 27, 1884,[3] is an apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in New York City. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... View of the San Remo Towers from Central Park in Autumn. ... Marjorie Morningstar is a 1955 novel by Herman Wouk, about a woman who wants to become an actress. ... The Beresford 211 Central Park West (Also 1 and 7 West 81st Street) By Carter B. Horsley, from http://www. ... Emery Roth (1871 – August 20, 1948) was an American architect who built many of the definitive New York City hotels and apartment buildings of the 1920s and 30s, incorporating Beaux-Arts and Art Deco details. ... Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... Describing the building as a rich, startling mass of scrolls, brackets, balconies and cornices, with leering satyrs over the doorways, Mr. ... Schwartz and Gross was a New York City architectural firm that designed numerous apartment buildings in the city during the first half of the 20th century. ... Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. ...


In film, television, and the arts

The Upper West Side has been a setting for many movies and television shows because of its pre-War architecture, colorful community and rich cultural life. Ever since Edward R. Murrow went "Person-to-Person" live, the length of Central Park West in the 1950s, West Siders scarcely pause to gape at on-site trailers, and jump their skateboards over coaxial cables and it seems that one or another of the various Law & Order shows is taking up all the available parking spaces in the neighborhood. Woody Allen's film Hannah and Her Sisters captures that quintessential Upper West Side flavor of rambling high-ceilinged apartments bursting at the seams with books and other cultural artifacts. Edward R. Ed Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American journalist and media figure. ... This article is about the original television series. ... Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Königsberg on December 1, 1935) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director, writer, actor, jazz musician, comedian, and playwright. ... Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 romantic comedy film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family, told mostly during a year that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. ...


Movies

  • American Psycho (film) (2000), The main character, played by Christian Bale, named Patrick Bateman, apparently lives in the American Gardens Building on West 81st street.
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Black and White (1999), has scenes of Central Park and Columbia University
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Early on in his trip to America, Borat is seen in Columbus Circle in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower
  • Cruel Intentions 3 (2004), takes place at an Upper West Side prep school
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995), includes a scene set outside the subway station at 72nd Street and Broadway, featuring a public phone that was in fact only a prop.
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999) The characters played by Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman live in an apartment on Central Park West.
  • Fools Rush In (1997) Several scenes, including the 72nd St. & Broadway Subway station and CPW
  • Ghostbusters (1984), at the opening of the movie, the three ghostbusters are shown as being ousted professors on the Columbia University campus, and the building where Sigourney Weaver's character lives is 55 Central Park West, at 66th St.
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) Janosz says he's from the Upper West Side.
  • Heartburn (1986) finds Meryl Steep's character taking refuge in her father's spacious apartment at the Apthorp on 79th Street and Broadway after her marriage to the character played by Jack Nicholson fails; author Nora Ephron, on whose novel the film was based, was an Apthorp resident at the time.
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) takes place in Central Park, and in a townhouse on 95th St. as well as other locations throughout New York.
  • The House on 92nd Street (1945), though set on the UES at 92nd/Madison, the movie is based on the true story of Nazi spies operating out of an Upper West Side boarding house on 90th Street between Amsterdam/Columbus.
  • Keeping the Faith (2000), various church locations [3]
  • Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)
  • Little Manhattan (2005), includes various scenes from the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, Broadway / 72nd Street, and Septuagesimo Uno (the smallest NYC public park located on West 71st street between Amsterdam Ave and West End Ave).
  • I Am Legend (2007), Will Smith, re-work of the Charlton Heston film "the Omega Man". The now disused Red Cross Hosiptal on 66th and Amsterdam was used for many of the indoor "zombie" scenes
  • Margaret (2006/6), currently under production with Matt Damon.
  • Music & Lyrics (2006), with Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. all set around 72nd Street which forms the backdrop for the apartment that Hugh Grant lives in. The restaurant scene was shot at La Fenice at 69th and Broadway
  • New York Minute (2004) features Ashley Olsen's character making a speech at Columbia.
  • Night at the Museum (2006) is set in the Museum of Natural History and areas adjoining it
  • Panic Room (2002) takes place on West 94th Street
  • The Panic in Needle Park (1971), starring Al Pacino, is set in Sherman Square, at the intersection of Broadway and 70th Street
  • The Pawnbroker (1964), One of the final scenes is at Geraldine Fitzgerald's character's apartment in Lincoln Towers
  • Prime (2005) Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. Uma Thurman gets her nails done at Pinky's on 89th Street
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968), apartment building in movie is The Dakota
  • Single White Female (1992), apartment building in movie is the Ansonia
  • Spider-Man (2002), Low Library and College Walk of Columbia University
  • Spider-Man 2 (2004), Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Take the Money and Run (1969) Virgil and Louise are seen at the fountain in Lincoln Center
  • Vanilla Sky (2001), car accident at center of movie happens in Riverside Park, near 96th Street [4]
  • The Warriors (1979) The Warriors emerge from the 72nd street subway station (Baseball Furie's Turf) and run to Riverside Park, where they easily defeat The Baseball Furies.
  • West Side Story (1961), takes place in tenements where Lincoln Center is today, around 66th Street
  • West Side Waltz (1995)
  • You've Got Mail (1998) used many UWS locations, such as the park at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive. The DVD of movie includes an interactive tour of the neighborhood. The storyline is also in some degree appropriate to the area because two well-loved UWS independent bookstores, Shakespeare & Co. and Eeyore's, were driven out of business in the late 1990s when they were sandwiched by two branches of a national chain bookstore. Another amusing sidelight relating to the local character of the movie was the scene in which the two principals enter a movie theater. The multiplex exists, and the sub-theater in which they go to watch the movie later showed You've Got Mail.
  • Various Woody Allen movies
    • Annie Hall (1977) featured two movie theaters. The scene where he and Diane Keaton are in line for tickets and pulls Marshall McLuhan out of thin air to silence a boorish rant - was shot in the lobby of The New Yorker movie theater (89th & Broadway), the second scene is a shot of the Thalia Theater at 95th and Broadway. The last scene in the film is shot from a recently closed restaurant on 64th and Broadway, facing Lincoln Center.
    • Manhattan features an arty scene in the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
    • In Mighty Aphrodite, Woody Allen's character is told that his adopted son's mother is a sex worker as he stands in a doorway on the north side of West 72nd Street, just east of Amsterdam.

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Television

  • Law & Order - often uses Upper West Side and Morningside Heights locations near Columbia University for filming.
  • Seinfeld - Jerry in the series lived at 129 West 81st St., though the establishing exterior shots were of a building in Los Angeles; the series used authentic exteriors from locations such as Tom's Restaurant and H&H Bagels. Jerry Seinfeld himself is an owner of an apartment in The Beresford at 81st Street and Central Park West.
  • Sex and the City - used many locations, including Gray's Papaya, Zabar's, and Charlotte's (275 CPW) and Miranda's (250 W. 85th) apartments.
  • Will & Grace - Will lives in 155 Riverside Drive, Apartment 9C. Jack lives in 155 Riverside Drive, Apartment 9A.
  • Mad About You - From [5] : "When they met [1.11], Paul was living at 129 West 81st Street, and Jamie was living nearby at 142 West 81st, so it is understandable that they met at a local newsstand. They moved in together on Valentine's Day, 1991. Before moving into his own apartment on West 81st, Paul stayed for a while with his cousin Ira at 196 West 93rd Street [3.22], before Ira booted him out [3.16]. The actual building used for the exterior shots of their apartment together is located at the corner of East 12th St. and Fifth Avenue. We don't know for sure, but exterior shots for the registration episode [2.21] were filmed at Columbia University. The building with the columns where registration takes place is Ferris Booth Hall (which has since been replaced by Alfred Lerner Hall), while the student centre and the outside shot after that is on one of the lower campus paths, looking south, with Ferris Booth to the right, Butler Library to the left, and Carman Hall in the background right, with Carman Gate in the background. The message kiosk is in the foreground right."
  • 30 Rock - Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) lives at 30 Riverside Drive
  • How I Met Your Mother - Ted, Marshall, and Lilly live in an apartment at 75th and Amsterdam.

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Music

  • "Classical Rap" - This parody by Peter Schickele, on his album "P.D.Q. Bach: Oedipus Tex & Other Choral Calamities", describes the travails of living on the Upper West Side, as a Yuppie chants hip-hop lyrics to a classical instrumental background.
  • Tom's Diner - A song by Suzanne Vega focusing on a woman on a rainy morning at Tom's Restaurant at 112th and Broadway.[3]
  • "Lazy Sunday" - A parody rap on the late-night sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (December 2005), performed by Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell about their day going to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and getting cupcakes (at Magnolia Bakery, located in Greenwich Village). The song's lyrics mention that they see the movie at a theater on 68th Street and Broadway. While there is indeed an AMC movie theater on that corner, the video shows them at a ticket booth for an entirely different theater (on 84th and Broadway).

Famous comedian George Carlin grew up on 121st, and has drawn heavily upon his New York City roots on a number of his comedy albums, perhaps most memorably on Occupation: Foole, where he says he and his friends called their neighborhood "White Harlem... because it sounded tough. Its real name was Morningside Heights." Peter Schickele (born Johann Peter Schickele, July 17, 1935) is an American composer, musical educator and parodist, perhaps best known for his comedy music albums featuring music he wrote as P. D. Q. Bach. ... The real Toms Restaurant also appeared in Seinfeld. ... Suzanne Vega (born Suzanne Nadine Vega, 11 July 1959, Santa Monica, California) is an American songwriter and singer known for her highly literate lyrics and eclectic folk-inspired music. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... Lazy Sunday title screen For the single by Small Faces, see Lazy Sunday (song). ... Sketch Show redirects here. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Andy Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an Emmy-winning American stand-up comic, songwriter, and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. ... Thomas Christopher Chris Parnell (born February 5, 1967 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an actor and comedian who was a Saturday Night Live cast member in 1998-2001 and 2002-2006. ... Magnolia Bakery is a bakery opened in the mid 1990s and is located at 401 Bleecker Street, on the corner of West 11th Street in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... AMC Promenade 16 multiplex in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California. ... George Denis Patrick Carlin[15] (born May 12, 1937) is a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. ...


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Jazz legend Lynn Oliver had his recording studio sandwiched next to the New Yorker Bookshop [6] and Benny's [7] on 89th and B'way. The likes of Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, and Stan Getz could be seen ducking into his alley-like studio to practice and hangout. An arranger and drummer, Oliver's credits are found on more than a few classic cuts from the 60's.


Notes

  1. ^ [Waxman, Sarah. "The History of the Upper West Side", NY.com. Acecssed July 7, 2007. "Home to such venerable New York landmarks as Lincoln Center, Columbia University, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Dakota Apartments, and Zabar's food emporium, the Upper West Side stretches from 59th Street to 125th Street, including Morningside Heights. It is bounded by Central Park on the east and the Hudson River on the west."
  2. ^ Published January 1845. West 84th Street west of Amersterdam is named Edgar Allan Poe Street. The Brennan cottage where the Poes rented the upstairs rooms stood east of the Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and south of the present 84th Street. It was razed in 1888; a plaque has been affixed to the wrong address. (Salwen 1989:212)
  3. ^ [1] Tom's Diner @ The Rusty Pipe

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References

  • Hopper Striker Mott, The New York of Yesterday: A Descriptive Narrative of Old Bloomingdale, 1908.
  • Peter Salwen, Upper West Side Story 1989, ISBN 0-89659-894-2.
  • Steven Birmingham, Life at the Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address, 1996, ISBN 0-8156-0338-X.
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Upper West Side travel guide - Wikitravel (1411 words)
The Upper West Side is a district of Upper Manhattan, an island borough of New York, bounded on the south by 59th Street, by Central Park to the east and the Hudson River to the west.
From west to east, the Upper West Side is oriented along Riverside Drive, West End Avenue (11th Avenue), Amsterdam Avenue (10th Avenue), Columbus Avenue (9th Avenue), and Central Park West (8th Avenue).
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, between West 62nd and 66th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues (Subway: 1 or 9 to 66th St or walkable from A, C, B, and D trains at 59th St. NB: Rose Hall venues are in the Time Warner Center, Broadway at 60th St), [4].
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