One of my favorite things to do on the Upper West Side is to simply explore the side streets. The rows of brownstones and chirping birds make our neighborhood feel like a small suburb in the big city. And plus, they keep us sane! These beautiful streets 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 City brownstones)!
69th between Central Park West and Columbus
One of the most popular blocks in the neighborhood, 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!
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.
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.
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.
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 between West End and Riverside
These townhouses are just off the north west corner of West End Ave.
81st between Columbus and Amsterdam
One of our favorite bearded townhouses lives on this hilly, museum block.
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.
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.
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.
94th between Amsterdam and Columbus
Awesome red-brick townhouses with modern windows meet a super central location on this charming Upper West Side NYC street.
101st between West End and Broadway
Townhouses of every color with stunning ironwork and exterior pillars. These look like legitimate NYC mansions!
106th and Manhattan Avenue
This Manhattan Valley street is truly breathtaking.
107th between Broadway and Riverside
One of my favorites. The first block where Riverside Drive and Broadway are consecutive.
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