About the NeighborhoodThe New York you can’t not fall in love with in movies—that wonderland of neurotic Woody Allen characters, Chinese delivery and a snow-dusted Central Park—is actually the Upper West Side. It’s cheering to spend a sunny Sunday walking up and around Amsterdam Avenue, where the streets feel wide and leafy and the people might not survive off this island: There are die-hard New Yorkers toting their weekly provisions of bagels, lox and The New York Times; pin-thin marathoners and Soul Cyclers feeding their addictions; and professional brunchers overflowing from a slew of sidewalk cafes.
“To him, no matter what the season was, New York was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.”
A New York addiction.
Just ask an Upper West Sider about the great subway access.
See opera, films and dance in the Lincoln Center.
A tribute to John Lennon in Central Park.
The deli of all delis.
Named for the first Manhattanites’ hometown.
The number one food group on the Upper West Side.
T-rexes hang in the American Museum of Natural History.
Get to know your delivery guy.
Dogs can go off-leash in Central Park in mornings and at night.