The Prettiest Streets on the Upper West Side in NYC

I have to admit, when I first went to the Upper West Side in NYC, I wasn’t too impressed. It didn’t seem to have the homey, cool vibe that the Village has; it wasn’t as upper crust as the Upper East Side; and, it wasn’t as bustling as Midtown.

However, through my many travels, I’ve learnt that you can’t judge a book by its cover. So, I did some research and found some places on the Upper West Side to check out. And boy did I find some beautiful streets! The Upper West Side is very quiet and residential, but that makes for some very nice photography moments (i.e. not having to wait forever for people to move out of the way!)

If you make the trip to the Upper West Side, be sure to check out these streets. Next time I make the journey over there, I’ll go further north–due to cold weather and tired feet I didn’t make it super far up north this time around ;)

I tried really hard to keep track of where I went on the UWS but I lost track after about three streets…you know how I like to wander. One day this will be a proper guide of all the pretty UWS streets. For now, you’ll just have to suffice with some very pretty photos!

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West 71st between Riverside Drive and West End Ave

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upper west side colorful streets

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West 74th between Central Park West and Columbus

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West 76th between Central Park West and Columbus

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West 78th between Columbus and Amsterdam

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Other pretty streets :)

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upper west side houses

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Have you been to the Upper West Side before?

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  • Reply
    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    16 March 2017 at 06:23

    very pretty:)

  • Reply
    Kirsten
    28 March 2017 at 10:54

    What does “upper crust” mean?

    I love all those condos! Too bad they’re like a bazillion dollars…

    -Kirsten // http://www.porkandcookies.com

    • Reply
      almathews
      28 March 2017 at 18:21

      Upper crust is like the highest of the upper classes of society! Yeah all those townhomes are so beautiful but SO expensive, I can’t even imagine ever having that much money!!

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