With a mix of year-round residents and tourists, companies are starting to take notice of the Upper West Side. Workspaces are popping up by the handful, turning this traditionally residential hood into an up-and-coming neighborhood for young companies. While there are many retail stores in the neighborhood, the UWS is as cozy as it gets for Manhattan, with quiet streets flanking Central Park, featuring brownstones and elegant landscaping all around. It’s easy to see why the UWS is often considered its own Manhattan community. Decorations and holiday spirits abound during the fall and winter seasons. Along with many doctors’ offices in this neighborhood, plenty of other white collar professionals use this hood as their workspace home. The progressive, low-key vibe of the UWS coupled with the booming cultural epicenters make this area a unique place to work.
A bit more laid back than its Upper East Side counterpart, the Upper West Side is home to many young families, plus landmarks like Central Park and Columbus Circle. Home to the famous Lincoln Center where you can take in the New York City ballet or the Philharmonic, the UWS is Manhattan’s epicenter of mainstream arts. Find everything from opera to jazz in the Lincoln Square area. The Metropolitan Opera is always a treat. The American Museum of Natural History with its gorgeous dinosaur fossils, is a favorite with young and old alike. The Beacon Theatre is another NYC icon in the UWS. With endless shopping and eating, the Upper West Side has everything its residents and workers could want. There’s no shortage of transportation options in and around the UWS. The 1, 2, 3 trains run uptown and downtown on Broadway, plus on Central Park there’s the B and C. The West Side Highway with its modern greenway is the perfect place for weekend leisure activity. Whether you like cycling, jogging, rollerblading, or just the sights of the Hudson River and New Jersey, the West Side Highway is a great asset to the people of this neighborhood.