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Upper West Side

North of 59th Street, South of 96th, West of Central Park West to the Hudson River.

The Upper West Side rivals the Upper East Side with its share of diplomats, celebrities and executives. While the two neighborhoods compete in terms of prominence, lifestyles are completely different. Upper West Side Architecture is vastly different, too, with historic houses and buildings constructed in the early 1900s in the Beaux-Arts, neo-Gothic, Romanesque, Neo-Greek, Queen Anne and neo-Renaissance style. Some landmarks include Central Park and Riverside Park, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera, the American Museum of Natural History. Prominent addresses include the Ansonia, the Dakota, the Essex House, the Kenilworth, the Beresford, the San Remo and the Majestic. Great restaurants and shops also abound. Many townhouses and brownstones line the side streets of the Upper West Side, offering entire houses for sale or charming apartments for rent and sale with abundance of character reminiscent of a much older New York.