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Upper West Side
Neighborhood of Manhattan
The Upper West Side on the left, and Central Park on the right, as seen from the Top of the Rock observatory at Rockefeller Center. In the distance is the Hudson River on the far left, and the George Washington Bridge in the background.
The Upper West Side and Central Park as seen from Top of the Rock observatory at Rockefeller Center. In the background to the west are the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.
Nickname: 
UWS
Upper West Side
Location in New York City
Coordinates: 40°47′13″N 73°58′30″W / 40.787°N 73.975°W / 40.787; -73.975Coordinates: 40°47′13″N 73°58′30″W / 40.787°N 73.975°W / 40.787; -73.975
CountryUpper West Side United States
StateUpper West Side New York
CityNew York City
BoroughManhattan
Community DistrictManhattan 7[1]
Area
[1]
 • Total5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total214,744
 • Density44,000/km2 (110,000/sq mi)
Ethnicity
[1]
 • White67.4%
 • Black7.6
 • Asian7.6
 • Others17.4
Economics
[2]
 • Median income$121,032
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
10023, 10024, 10025, 10069
Area code212, 332, 646, and 917

The Upper West Side (UWS) is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is bounded by Central Park on the east, the Hudson River on the west, West 59th Street to the south, and West 110th Street to the north. The Upper West Side is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Hell's Kitchen to the south, Columbus Circle to the southeast, and Morningside Heights to the north.[3]

Like the Upper East Side opposite Central Park, the Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in commercial areas of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Similarly to the Museum Mile district on the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is considered one of Manhattan's cultural and intellectual hubs, with Columbia University and Barnard College located just to the north of the neighborhood, the American Museum of Natural History located near its center, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School located at the south end.

The Upper West Side is part of Manhattan Community District 7, and its primary ZIP Codes are 10023, 10024, 10025, and 10069.[1] It is patrolled by the 20th and 24th Precincts of the New York City Police Department.

  1. ^ a b c d e "NYC Planning | Community Profiles". communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov. New York City Department of City Planning. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Upper West Side neighborhood in New York". Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. (1995). The Encyclopedia of New York City. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0300055366.

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