The West Side of Manhattan refers to the side of Manhattan Island that abuts the Hudson River and faces the U.S. state of New Jersey. The West Side is home to several famed New York City locations, including Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and lower Broadway. The major neighborhoods on the West Side are (from north to south) Inwood, Hudson Heights, Washington Heights, West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley, the Upper West Side, Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea, the West Village, SoHo, and Tribeca. The 8th Avenue and West Side subway lines connect all parts of the West Side.

The main north–south roads servicing the West Side are the Henry Hudson Parkway in the north and the West Side Highway in the south. The Hudson River Greenway separates these highways from the island's western shore.

Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn as seen from the west with New Jersey communities in the foreground

Redevelopment edit

The Far West Side would have been the location of West Side Stadium, which was intended as the Olympic stadium for the New York City bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1][2] After the rejection of the $2 billion stadium plan that would also lure the New York Jets to Manhattan, developers made plans, including the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, to redevelop the West Side with a mix of commercial and residential buildings.

References edit

  1. ^ "A billion-dollar mirage". The Spirit. July 19, 2017. Retrieved 2024-02-03.
  2. ^ Staff, Curbed (2015-01-30). "How the New York Jets Very Nearly Got a West Side Stadium". Curbed NY. Retrieved 2024-02-03.

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