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Monday, April 11, 2011

Looking North on the Upper West Side

Looking North on the Upper West Side
Photo by myself at 67th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, on the Upper West Side.

The view north on the Upper West Side is not one that's seen often. I took the above photo from a high floor of a new building on 67th Street, last week.

To the left is the Hudson River. Across the water is New Jersey. At the traffic triangle on the lower right, Broadway intersects Amsterdam Avenue, just below 72nd Street. Amsterdam Avenue is also known as Tenth Avenue.

There aren't as many tall, new buildings on the Upper West Side as there are on the East Side, for whatever reason. The older buildings on East Side are nearly all built in limestone on Park and Fifth Avenues, while the buildings on West End Avenue mainly use brick.

This is old New York. It's a little gritty and it's buildings as far as the eye can see.

Related posts: A Peek Through Central Park, The Sky is Falling and The View from on High.


Beatrice B. said...

this mass of high buildings are always impressive to me as a European.

cheers, Beatrice


Olivier said...

superbe vue sur NYC, il semble faire froid

Pierre said...

Hi Kitty,

For me its a typical NY photo. The kind of photo where eveybody can recognize this city.
Iv benn in baltimore for a month. And never been in NY. Such a shame.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Interesting, thanks for posting this often overlooked view Kitty.

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

I love the Upper West Side. Feels like it would be a great place to live. You mention it being gritty; at one time, it was a tough, gang-riddled neighborhood. Leonard Bernstein's musical West Side Story was set on the UWS's then mean streets. And now, ironically, it's home to the very civilized Lincoln Center.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

An amazing photo!!!

RedPat said...

So many tall buildings! Great view.