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Upper West Side – Manhattan – a Cultural Powerhouse

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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Explore Your Families History at Manhattan's Ellis Island Immigration History Center

Manhattan is one of five boroughs comprising New York City and is the most densely populated of all boroughs. The (UWS) Upper West Side is one of the neighborhoods in the borough. While Manhattan consists primarily of Manhattan Island, the Upper West Side is bounded by the Hudson River on the west, Central Park on the east, 59th Street to the south, and up to 110th street in the north.

Approximately 214,000 people live in the Upper West Side area compared to 1.6 million people living on the island. The UWS is considered one of the cultural, media, financial and intellectual hubs of the area.

Manhattan began as a trading post in 1624, named New Amsterdam by Dutch colonists, and purchased the island for 60 Guilders from Native Americans. The English took control in 1664, renaming the area from New Amsterdam to New York after the king's brother, the Duke of York. The city of New York was the United States capital for five years, from 1785 until1790. The Statue of Liberty, gifted by France and dedicated in 1886, has greeted millions of people immigrating to the United States. The Statue was one of the first visual cues that immigrants saw when they arrived by ship. It remains a potent symbol of freedom in America and is visited by thousands of tourists every year. Manhattan is the densest populated area in the US and among the densest in the world.

There are many cultural, dining, and entertainment activities for residents to take advantage of along the Upper West Side of Manhattan and nearby. A few are listed:

Extensive shopping, restaurants, and fine hotels – Broadway and Amsterdam's streets are filled with restaurants and bars from 67th street to 110th street.

Central Park – is the east side boundary of the Upper West Side, covers 843 acres, and is visited by an estimated 38 million people every year.

Fairway Market – the flagship store at Broadway and West 74th street

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts – covers 16.3 acres with multiple building complexes dedicated to the performing arts, including the Metropolitan Opera, the NTC Ballet, and the NY Philharmonic.

Numerous universities and colleges are located in the borough, which ranks among the top 40 in the world:

Columbia University

New York University

Cornell Tech

Weill Cornell Medical College and

Rockefeller University.

Manhattan & Upper West Side Museums

New York City, Manhattan, and each of the boroughs have made considerable contributions to American society, covering all facets of our life. Music, Finance, Industry, and cultural development in the city has made contributions that affect us today and for many years in the future. A few of the exciting venues to visit are:

American Family Immigration History Center

American Museum of Natural History

American Folk Art Museum

Children's Museum of Manhattan

American Family Immigration History Center

The American Family Immigration History Center is located on Ellis Island and schedules regular family history research activities for individuals and families researching their history. As many as 22 million people landed at the Port of New York and Ellis Island between 1892 and 1924. The majority were immigrants, and however, many were crew members and other passengers coming to New York.

The history center runs daily schedules for anyone wishing to research their family history. Book tickets online and secure your date and time to visit. Volunteers are available to assist; however, searchers should prepare in advance. Collect as much information as possible beforehand, including:

First and last names

Year of arrival


Age on arrival

Ship traveled on

Port of departure

Traveled alone or with family members

All of this information will increase the opportunities for finding information about your ancestor's journeys from ship manifests and images. Many people use this information to complete their family's history in the New World and link back to the original cities and towns in Europe where they originated.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is among the most significant natural history museums in the world. Twenty-six buildings are housing 45 exhibition halls with collections of more than 34 million specimens. Learn everything you want to know about plants, animals, fossils, rocks, human remains, and human artifacts that can be found in the museum. As with all large museums, it is essential to plan your visit to ensure that your visit is productive. Tickets can be booked online and specify the time of entry to manage the number of people visiting the museum every day.

Water Restoration of Historic Buildings in Manhattan

Many commercial businesses are operating out of historic buildings in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. As with any structure, including historic buildings, it is essential to remove water and moisture as quickly as possible before long term damage occurs and mold gets a chance to infest the area. Historic buildings are even more susceptible to water damage due to their age and requirements to preserve the historic architecture. They require specialized water restoration and mitigation techniques that protect and maintain the architecture of the buildings.

SERVPRO has the equipment and highly qualified trained technicians to manage every situation. We respond 24/7 to all water damage incidents knowing how important it is to protect the contents, the building, and buildings directly connected to yours. Our approach includes the following steps to the restoration of your premises, "Like it never even happened."

Assess the situation

Deploy water extraction equipment

Install air movers and dehumidification equipment

Utilize specialized minimally invasive equipment to find and remove water pockets and remove excess water and moisture while mitigating the damage.

SERVPRO of Upper West Side provides water restoration services to Manhattan commercial business customers and the surrounding area. Call (917) 498-1362. We respond 24/7 to help with all your water restoration needs.

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