Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome to the Upper West Side

  Yes, that's the bottom half of my reflection in the glass. 

The Upper West Side is the stretch of Manhattan from 59th Street to 110th Street. The line at the northern end is blurry and some folks may stretch the neighborhood to 125th Street. It's elastic and it's an easy stretch. I live just about in the middle of this neighborhood and my life easily goes up and down Broadway. I think of the neighborhood as stores and restaurants and dry cleaners...

   
 A favorite restaurant a few blocks from my house

But it's also the neighborhood of Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History and Columbia University. At the northern end you will also find Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary. The southern end is the site of Fordham University's Law School and Manhattan campus. I've omitted several other museums, two hospitals and a host of interesting places, all just a few miles away at most. I once thought of moving to a college town, but soon realized I lived as close to campuses as I would in Amherst or Chapel Hill. 


 This is a favorite block, with a fruit and vegetable market I enjoy shopping at, dry cleaner, drug store, pizza restaurant, a shoe store and the future home of a juice bar. 


Broadway is a wide street, with trees in the middle median. At this time of year there are also beautiful tulips. 

I hope you've enjoyed our tour of my neighborhood. I'm a little behind in the alphabet, but will do V -- have a great post for V -- tomorrow, and skip the Sunday blogging break to keep on track and finish the Blogging from A to Z Challenge on schedule on Tuesday. I am so glad so many blog buddies have been sharing my adventures on Broadway. It's a lot more fun to sight-see with friends!

Wishes for a  Very Wonderful Friday!

11 comments:

Dee said...

Enjoyed the tour, as always. Those are lovely pics. I especially loved the one with the flowers. I love flowers! :)

TARYTERRE said...

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Thanks for the tour.

Theresa said...

Oh what a gorgeous tour of your beautiful city:) Love the tulips! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Really enjoyed this tour of your neighborhood! And, how beautiful the white blossoming trees and tulips!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

I have awarded you the 'Versatile Blogger Award'. http://msdeniseh553.blogspot.com/2013/04/v-is-also-for-versatile-blogger.html

Melissa said...

I love it! What a great place to live.

Melinda said...

It is great to see the places you go too in your neighborhood.

Have a VERY nice weekend.

M :)

Ms Sparrow said...

You are a great publicist for your city. I keep wishing I could come and see all the wonderful sites you blog about!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a good job finding an U to blog about.
Thank you for the tour of your neighborhood. I have so enjoyed seeing NYC through your eyes. Maybe one day I can come visit and see your neighborhood in real life. Until then thanks again for the blog tour. Hugs, Lura

Nellie said...

What a wonderful tour! You live right in the middle of so much activity!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love New York City. Your containers of flowers and plants are wonderful.xoxo,Susie