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4 Reasons to Move to the Upper West Side

4 Reasons to Move to the Upper West Side

Let me just start out by saying that New York City has it all.  That we can agree on.  But when it comes down to neighborhoods, the Upper West Side (UWS) really has the edge over its neighbor across Central Park, and for a variety of reasons.  I’ll just cover a few of the most important ones here.

1.The Upper West Side has the best bakery.

Levain Bakery, West 74th Street (betw. Amsterdam and Columbus)

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According to Buzzfeed.com and TheInfatuation.com, this is THE number one bakery.  One quote said that “this is the place where that dream can become a reality.”  It’s chocolate chip cookie is the most notorious one out there.  Plus, the owners, from one review, “donate unsold goods to charity.”  That alone makes me love it.

2.The Upper West Side has the coolest theatre.

The Beacon Theatre, Broadway (betw. West 74th and 75th Streets)

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This world-class venue has hosted the tops in the music fields, like The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Queen, and its line-up is still first class.  I mean, hey, Blondie is playing there this summer.  It’s been there since 1929, and is actually on the National Register of Historic Places.

3.The Upper West Side has an even cooler entertainment complex.

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Oh, but if ballet and opera is your thing, then you’ve got Lincoln Center, at Columbus and West 62nd (16-acre complex of facilities that spans 5 city blocks and sits between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.)

Even Lincoln Center, which hosts thousands of events each year, calls the UWS “vibrant.”   And they would know “vibrant” when they see it.

4. The Upper West Side has the most excellent name for a coffee-shop. Plus, the best coffee, to boot.

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Sensuous Bean. West 70th (off Columbus)

What I really like about this place, and what the customers continue to say about this 30 year old neighborhood treasure, is that a visit there is a learning experience.

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You can find out a lot about coffee and tea, like how to store coffee versus tea, and the difference between high and low acidic coffee.  Plus, you know what one reviewer said, “The smell alone deserves 5 stars…”

That’s just four.  Of course, if you want to know more, just call my office and I’ll answer all your questions about living on the Upper West Side.  Or check out these Upper West Side apartments to see what kind of options you have!

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Mike Mishkin

Native Upper West Sider. Real estate broker and entrepreneur. Principal broker and owner of Love Where You Live Realty & owner of iLovetheUpperWestSide.com. For all of your real estate needs, call Mike at (917) 609-8680. Learn More about Mike!

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