The Upper West Side is filled with beautifully maintained brownstones and portrait-above-the-mantle worthy families. Its impeccable appearance comes at a cost, and this neighborhood’s high price tags may dissuade some from taking a closer look. Suspend disbelief about the number of zeroes on your bill and you'll be glad you did—the Upper West Side's Central Park proximity and surprisingly relaxed brunch spots merit more than a second glance.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Perfectly Poised In the Upper West Side
The Upper West Side is decorated with well-kept tree-lined streets with one brownstone after another, breathtaking old world architecture and pre-war buildings, and, not to mention, countless celebrity sightings, including Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Howard Stern, and Kevin Bacon."
The Artistic Heart of the Upper West Side
The neighbourhood is perfect for a NYC stay and we immediately felt like locals."
Visited in 2012
Life on Two Parks
Within 5-10 minutes of walking there are multiple ponds, lakes, waterfalls and woodsy trails... and you are still in the heart of Manhattan! Yes. This is a great family neighbourhood. Lots of restaurants, multiple subway lines and all that good stuff."
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Susie Cushner is a professional photographer based in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her work is primarily focused on still life, food, travel cultural and lifestyle subjects. She's inspired by the joy of revealing things to others; hopefully, with an unexpected perspective. Photography offers Susie continuous opportunities to identify and express creative narratives of the ordinary and extraordinary.
Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighbourhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.