Central Park's Neighborhoods, East and West
Residents on one side of Central Park or the other may feel like they need a visa to visit the other side. Both sides of the park began developing in a serious fashion within a decade or so of each other by the late 19th century with the arrival of public transportation. Join us to discover the economic, social, and cultural factors that contributed to Central Park’s renowned neighborhoods. Find out what’s left of the neighborhoods’ early development, including unique landmarks such as a late-18th-century house overlooking the East River, and the changes that have come since to create the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side that we know today.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of the economic, social, and cultural factors that led to the development of the Upper East Side and Upper West Side
- Familiarity with important landmarks in the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side
- History buffs
- All members of the community—working, retired, and in between