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About Upper West Side Manhattan, New York City
The Upper West Side is a neighbourhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. It is the area bordered by Central Park, the Hudson River, West 59th Street, and West 116th Street. Some realtors also include the neighbourhood of Morningside Heights in the Upper West Side. The Upper West Side has a similar social profile to the Upper East Side. Refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation for details of where to collect your rental car in Manhattan West 77th.
The Upper West Side is considered an exclusive, mainly residential area. A substantial proportion of the population works in the more commercial areas of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It is also considered to be a centre for New York City's cultural and intellectual activity. Columbia University is located at the north end of the neighborhood. The presence of the Lincoln Center at the southern end means it is also home to many who work in the arts.
Until the 1960s, the Upper West Side was an underprivileged neighbourhood of tenement housing, but urban renewal resulted in the construction of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Towers apartments, with gentrification of the Upper West Side accelerated by an influx of recent college graduates in the 1970s and 1980s. Later urban renewal saw the rail yards in the south west being replaced by the Riverside South residential project and an expansion of Riverside Park.