The Upper West Side, sometimes abbreviated UWS, is an affluent, primarily residential area neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, bounded by Central Park and the Hudson River, and West 59th Street and West 110th Street. By reputation, it is a cultural and intellectual hub and considered one of New York City’s wealthiest neighborhoods. The Upper West Side is bounded on the south by 59th Street, Central Park to the east, the Hudson River to the west, and 110th Street to the north. It is accessible via the 72nd Street subway station on the 1, ​2, and ​3 trains.

Columbia University and Barnard College are located on the Upper West Side, as well as the world-renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts which includes the Metropolitan Opera, David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall), home of the New York Philharmonic, New York State Theater, home of the New York City Ballet, Juilliard School of Music, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, School of American Ballet and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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