Upper West Side
Morning Heights is located from Riverside Drive to Morningside Park, from 110th to 125th Streets
Morningside Heights boasts some of the city’s most impressive architecture: Pre War apartment buildings many with marble lobbies and row of houses. The expansive pre-war co-ops located on Riverside Drive in Morningside Heights offer amazing views of the Hudson River. However, there are also condos in the Morningside Heights area with flowing layouts, graciously proportioned rooms, and the high ceilings that make Uptown living so elegant. Morningside Heights is certainly known for its numerous scholarly institutions namely Columbia University, Barnard College, Teachers College and Manhattan School of Music to name a few. It’s a place where you will find many of the faculty and students live.
Morningside Heights is a live vibrant neighborhood; Broadway is filled with bookstores, cafés, specialty stores and restaurants. Morningside Park is a 30-acre oasis of rugged hills. Deemed too difficult to develop apartments on, it was designed as a cultivated wilderness by the famed architects of Central Park. Fifty-foot high rock precipices, playgrounds, renovated fields and picnic areas are perfect for an adventure or an afternoon of luxurious relaxing. And nine months out of the year, the Park hosts a weekly farmers market. Also, not to be missed 267-acre Riverside Park features a bird sanctuary and a skate park, as well as a fine set of clay tennis courts just to the south.
Lincoln Square is located between West 62nd Street and 65th Streets from Columbus Avenue to Amsterdam. Lincoln Center is the largest performing arts complex in the United States. It’s the home to Opera, film, musical theater, dance, jazz and everything in between. Metropolitan Opera House, the Fisher Hall and the Julliard are among the most visited spots drawing crowds from all over the world.
Lincoln Square is a home to Luxury Condominiums with plush lobbies and magnificent Central Park Views. Lincoln Square is steps away from the park and has easy access to transportation.
The area boasts with varieties of restaurants, cafes and bars. In the summer, you can see visitors and residents dance in the open air to Tango and Salsa…
The slides at Adventure Playground at Central Park at West 67th Street are a magnet for children, and the flea market in the schoolyard on Columbus and 76th Street, which showcases collectibles, is a popular weekend meeting place.
In the last years, Lincoln Square has increasingly become a shopping destination. Among the large chain stores are Barnes & Noble, Century 21, Pottery Barn, Eddie Bauer and the Elm West Store and Gracious Home.
Upper West Side is from Central Park West to the Hudson River, 57th Street to 110th Street.
Upper West Side has enclaves representing different eras the 70s and 80s have their share of “Classic Six” prewar apartments. Along Riverside Drive on the Upper West Side, there are contain some grand-scale apartment buildings with magnificent river views to match the street’s name.
Meanwhile, the southern bit of the Upper West Side embraces the Ultra Modern Time Warner Center, which has some of the most spectacular luxury condos in the city, along with high-end shops like Coach and Hugo Boss, once-in-a-lifetime eateries like Per Se, and a giant subterranean Whole Foods that seems to hold every resident of the Upper West Side at once.
Lining Central Park West are classic New York buildings like the Dakota, the San Remo, and the Beresford. For the most part, they’re co-ops which offer more sales than rentals; condo lovers who covet Central Park West should check out the Century, one of the Upper West Side’s Art Deco triumphs and the famous and most sought after 15 Central Park West.
For recreation, the Upper West Side offers everything from the theatrical richness of Lincoln Center to the stunning artifacts of the Museum of Natural History.
For history lovers, there is no fun like going to the New York Historical Society and looking through the trove of materials relating to the history of New York. And Upper West Side park aficionados have two fabulous choices — roomy Central Park on the east or lush and green Riverside Park on the West