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My Upper West Side Story Part I: Welcome to the Show

Welcome to New York City, home of  BlogTour NYC and The AD Home Design Show.  You have just arrived in the city that never sleeps so prepare to be dazzled and energized.  Whether  it is your first trip or your hundred and first trip, there is always something exciting and new to see in NYC, and with spring’s early arrival there is no better time to take in the sights.

The City That Never Sleeps

While I love this island from its southernmost tip and the views of Lady Liberty to the Cloisters up north, I have a particular fondness for my neighborhood of the past thirty plus years, the Upper West Side.

Lady Liberty

The Cloisters (image courtesy of about.com)

The Upper West Side runs from Central Park to the Hudson River from 59th Street to 110th Street and there are a plethora of things to do and see. The ballet, opera, museums, shopping, restaurants, Central Park and Riverside Park are all at your feet.

If you will be shopping the AD Show, and let’s be honest, who won’t be, the UWS is just a hop, skip, bike or pedi-cab ride away.

Even The Bicycles In NYC Are In Bloom


Whether you meander eastward towards Central Park or take the lesser known path along the Hudson River replete with its budding trees and majestic views, you will see what Upper West Siders have known for years (with no disrespect to our neighbors): The West is definitely best!

"Private Passage" By Malcolm Cochran At The Entrance To Hudson River Park 12th Avenue At W.55th Street


Majestic Views And More


Relax And Rest Your Feet As You Soak Up The Sun In Hudson River Park

A "Bird's Eye" View of New Jersey

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever... Well At Least The George Washington Bridge

On Broadway at 59th street you will find The Time Warner Center, home to CNN, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Whole Foods as well as a variety of wonderful restaurants and shops.

Time Warner Center

Jazz At Lincoln Center

Columbus Monument Created By Gaetano Russo As Part Of New York's 1892 Commemoration Of The 400th Anniversary Of Columbus' Landing In The Americas

As you travel north on Broadway, you will arrive at Lincoln Center, home to Julliard, NYC Ballet and The NY Philharmonic just to name a few. It is also the stage for the semi annual show of shows, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Lincoln Center

The Fountains At Lincoln Center: An Amazing Spot to Take It All In

If your stomach begins to growl, enjoy the many restaurants in the area or stop at a food cart and enjoy your meal while you soak in the sights and sounds.

PJ Clarke’s: Right Across From Lincoln Center- A Perfect Place To Grab A Burger Or Salad

One Of Many Food Trucks And Carts In The Area; Ideal For A Meal On The Go

In The Center Of It All: Drink In The View...And A Coffee Too

Sit A Spell

As you head further uptown on Columbus Avenue you will see the headquarters of ABC News, home of Good Morning America, 20/20 and …more food carts!

The Home Of ABC News

So Many Food Carts, So Many Cuisines Available

And if you travel west from Columbus to Broadway, you will see our very own UWS Apple Store with a more traditional food cart right outside, just in case you crave a hot pretzel or hot dog.

The Upper West Side Apple Store...And More Food!

Rest up and get ready as we head further uptown and explore Museums, Architecture and of course, more food.

Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mnhryan Michael Ryan

    Great photos! Looking forward to seeing it all. Happy Thursday and thanks for sharing.


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