As a proud Upper West Side resident, I’m 100% biased when I say it's the most magical neighborhood in the city. Maybe it’s the fact that my favorite movie You’ve Got Mail was filmed amongst the brown-stone-boasting, coffee-shop-cluttered streets, but there’s something about it that's just undeniably New York! 

While Soho or the West Village may be trendy and exciting, you truly can't beat the quiet charm of the city's nosebleed section. Not convinced? Click through to see my favorite spots! I'm positive you'll be jumping on the next C train straight to 81st street to spend an afternoon on the Upper West Side ASAP!

[Photo via @an_uptown_girl]