The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in Manhattan that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street. Like the Upper East Side (on the other side of Central Park), the Upper West Side is an affluent, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in commercial parts of Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It’s very similar to Upper East Side, but locals told me it’s a notch more up to date, in other words, younger.

This 1.45 mile-long park built on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City is one of the most famous and indeed most impressive landmarks of New York City. The idea of the park, inspired by the similar project in Paris, dates back to 1999 when Mayor Giuliani wanted to tear the abandoned railroad down. Friends of the High Line, founded by Joshua David and Robert Hammond, residents of the High Line neighborhood, managed to raise enough money to preserve and reuse High Line as public open space.