Upper West Side
The Upper West Side extends north from Columbus Circle at 59th Street up to 110th Street, and is bordered by Central Park West and Riverside Park. The Upper West Side is separated from the Upper East Side by Central Park.
Pre-war buildings along the boulevards of Broadway, Riverside Drive, West End Avenue and Central Park West meet shady, quiet streets lined with brownstones. Much of the area is protected by landmark status, and the neighborhood\'s restored townhouses and high-priced co-op apartments are coveted by actors, young professionals, and young families.
The Upper West Side boasts an impressive list of \"firsts\": The oldest Baptist congregation in the U.S., the oldest Spanish and Portuguese Jewish congregation in New York, the world\'s largest bible collection at the American Bible Society, the first fireproof building in NYC , the oldest school in the U.S. called the Collegiate School founded in 1628 and the world\'s largest carillon called the Laura Spellman Rockefeller Carillon, in Riverside Church, and the largest tuned bell called the Bourdon.
The famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts sits between 61st and 66th Streets on Broadway. It is home to the New York State Theater, New York City Ballet, the New York City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts, Alice Tully Hall for chamber music, and the world-famous Julliard School of Music. This is the traditional stronghold of the city\'s intellectual and creative.
The Walter Reade Theater is the home of the center\'s film society. Its central plaza is the focus of summer outdoor performances of all kinds and dance nights.
Upper West Side house many celebrities such as in the Dakota where John Lennon was killed and Yoko Ono still lives.
The cultural attractions include the dinosaur-filled American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the New York Historical Society and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
For dining, it includes the romantic Café des Artistes and the fabulous Tavern on the Green.