neighborhood guide

Upper West Side, Manhattan

For our 100th Newsletter we wanted to do a neighborhood guide of one of the most “New York” neighborhoods there is – Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Long-fabled in cinema (When Harry Met Sally, Seinfeld, and more) we’ve collected our favorite spots to eat, drink, do and see. Read it all on our site.  ︎  



For: a truly incredible shopping experience. Stop by for fresh Rugelach, a new set of butter knives or a classic Zabar’s tee. Have you really been to the UWS until you’ve shopped here?

Joe’s Steam Rice Roll

(also seen in Best Cheap Eats in NYC)

For: a quick bite with loads of flavor & one of our favorite Cantonese dishes.

Barney Greengrass

For: a bite at a NY institution! Don’t forget to order the latkes (they aren’t on the menu!)

Osteria Cotta

For: the best Italian in the ‘hood and a cozy spot to feast on fresh ragu.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill

For: the spot to eat before a show at Lincoln Center!

Jacob’s Pickles

For: people who always ask for extra pickles:)

The Viand

For: upscale diner vibes right off the park


79th Street Greenmarket

For: a lovely city farmer’s market spanning a few blocks in the neighborhood.

Grand Bazaar NYC

For: exactly what it sounds like…a big outdoor flea on the UWS with all the (new & old) bits and bobs your heart could dream of.


Gertrude Coffee

For: rly good specialty brew in the neighborhood.

Hi-Life NYC

For: steak & martinis in a 1930s, cozy booth style restaurant/bar.


Central Park!

For: do we really need to say?

PS- stop by the Shakespeare Garden if you haven’t hit it on your park stroll yet!

Riverside Park

For: a four-mile water-front park stretching from 72nd to 158th street. 

Lincoln Center

For: Opera? Ballet? Culture in the city lives here!
(Peep our cool friend interview with NYC ballerina, Jenelle Manzi)
Museum of Natural History

For: dioramas & dinos (don’t forget the planetarium!)

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