Prettiest Streets on the Upper West Side

  Last modified on November 6th, 2018

The beautiful brownstone blocks of the Upper West Side make it feel like a small suburb in the big city.  The chirping birds and quiet side streets keep us sane!  And they should not only be cherished and appreciated, but recognized. Read on to see some of the prettiest streets on the Upper West Side (and perhaps the sweetest New York brownstones)!

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69th between Central Park West and Columbus 

One of the most popular blocks in the neighborhood, especially for those seeking Upper West Side rentals. Both for its beauty and location.  This street gets especially decked out during Halloween. Nearby attractions include Tavern on the Green in Central Park, The Sensuous Bean and Ella Kitchen & Bar.

 

69th between Columbus and Broadway

Walk a block to the west and it’s even more beautiful, in my humble opinion. And closer to the 2 train!

 69th between Columbus and Broadway

 

71st between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

This is a dead end block just South of where Riverside Park begins. I really love this street because it seems like every single townhouse is a different color. It’s super quiet and it really feels like you’ve left New York City. A new condo at 350 West 71st Street launched on this block in the spring of 2018. As the new building was designed to preserve the old-world feel of this street, it hasn’t taken away from the beauty of this brownstone block.

71st between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

 

74th between Central Park West and Columbus

This block is lined with stunning red-brick townhouses. On the North side of the street, closer towards Columbus, is the famous Patsy’s, which makes some of the best pizza on the Upper West Side.

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76th between Central Park West and Columbus

Superb in beauty. Just absolutely gorgeous. The New York Historical Society is located on its eastern corner facing the park.

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78th between Amsterdam and Columbus

I’m trying to find more synonyms for “beautiful”. But that’s what these streets are all about. This one has been rated by Time Out New York as one of the city’s “Top Ten Blocks”.  They consider it number 10, but I’m going to have to strongly disagree and move it up a few notches.

This street offers passersby townhouses in every color you can imagine, and it even has a cherry blossom tree!

78th Street

 

78th between West End and Riverside 

These townhouses are just off the north west corner of West End Ave.

78th between West End and Riverside

 

81st between Columbus and Amsterdam 

One of our favorite bearded townhouses lives on this hilly, museum block.

81st between Columbus and Amsterdam

 

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87th between Columbus and Central Park West

Quiet with chirping birds and friendly neighbors. This brownstone block has its own community garden which is a great place to congregate with your neighbors.

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88th between Columbus and Amsterdam

This block contains many single family townhouses, including one of the oldest brownstones in the neighborhood.

 

89th between Columbus and Central Park West

Begin (or end) your run around the Central Park Reservoir by taking in the classic brownstones on 89th between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

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This is my favorite block. So we’re going to give it two photos.

 

91st and West End

Classic brownstones neighbor a red brick townhouse in this colorful part of the UWS.

91st and West End

 

94th between Amsterdam and Columbus

Awesome red-brick townhouses with modern windows meet a super central location on this charming New York City street.

94th between Amsterdam and Broadway

 

101st between West End and Broadway

Townhouses of every color with stunning ironwork and exterior pillars. These look like legitimate NYC mansions!

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106th and Manhattan Avenue 

This Manhattan Valley street is truly breathtaking.

106th and Manhattan Ave

 

107th between Broadway and Riverside

One of my favorites. The first block where Riverside Drive and Broadway are consecutive.

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