I have lived on Riverside drive between 91st and 92nd streets since 1996.
A lot has changed since then and a lot has remained the same.
Riverside Park has developed a fantastic running, biking, walking and rollerblading path-
I actually ran on it in the Rain this past Sunday and it was lovely.
Hippo Park has continually remained the #1 place for kids to play at on the UWS if not the whole city.
Why do people live on the Upper West Side? It is certainly not as cool as the East Village, Gramercy, Flatiron or the Village.
Well first off is that you get a lot of buildings that have pre war detail and are over 100 years old. You just can’t find millwork like you can find up here.
You also get more square footage for your dollar……some people actually find this important.
Central Park is like no other-the fact of the matter is that some really smart people made it a point to create this oasis for New Yorkers and visitors ages ago and it has stood the test of time.
You also have the perfect place to head out of New York to visit upstate NY or New Jersey.
And if you like strollers- we have plenty of them- they are practically everywhere.
Restaurants come and go:
A bunch of Le Pain Quotidien locations
The Dive Bar– yes really it is still kicking!
My friend on twitter @MissReingold and in real life Rachel Mulcahy says I should add the Beacon Theatre and Jazz at Lincoln Center as reasons to live here. ( I agree with her!)
So, come on and make a trip above 14th street and check us out- you may be pleasantly surprised! I promise, we don’t bite~