Located from West 59th Street to 110th Street, the Upper West Side is primarily a residential neighborhood. The area contains iconic architecture that moviegoers will instantly recognize from many memorable films such as When Harry Met Sally, Rosemary’s Baby and Ghostbusters. The neighborhood is also home to the prestigious Ivy League college Columbia.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney on the Upper West Side?
- 2 Our Trial Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Asbestos Victims
- 3 Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving the Upper West Side
- 4 Our Law Firm Has Earned a Reputation for Getting Results
- 5 Providing High-Quality Legal Services to Upper West Side Residents
- 6 Key Features of the Area
- 7 A Brief History of the Upper West Side
- 8 Directions to Belluck & Fox from the Upper West Side
Need a Personal Injury Attorney on the Upper West Side?
At Belluck & Fox, our top-ranked personal injury lawyers have been successfully representing residents of the Upper West Side for more than 20 years. Our nationally recognized law firm has the litigation skills, the resources and the manpower to take on big corporations and deep-pocketed insurance companies. We fight aggressively to recover the full and fair compensation our clients deserve.
Our Trial Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Asbestos Victims
Our award-winning New York City mesothelioma trial attorneys has secured groundbreaking wins for clients suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other life-threatening asbestos diseases. We know where asbestos was used in job sites across New York City, and our firm has earned a reputation for holding negligent companies accountable for the harm they have caused.
Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving the Upper West Side
Our seasoned lawyers have been widely recognized for our professionalism, trial skills and success on behalf of our clients. We are proud to have earned recognition and top ratings from:
- The National Law Journal
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
Our Law Firm Has Earned a Reputation for Getting Results
If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person or party, don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. The reason why residents of the Upper West Side continue to choose Belluck & Fox is that we get results. Our law firm has secured more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our deserving clients.
Providing High-Quality Legal Services to Upper West Side Residents
Were you hurt in an accident on the Upper West Side? Our team is here to help. Our aggressive trial lawyers handle a wide variety of personal injury claims involving:
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Asbestos diseases
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Key Features of the Area
If you only have the time for one stop on the Upper West Side, we recommend you check out the American Museum of Natural History. This legendary museum is featured in the blockbuster hit Night at the Museum and has exhibits on just about everything you can think of, from dinosaurs and native tribes to space travel.
Riverside Park is another of New York City’s beautiful green spaces. The park stretches four miles long, offering views of the Hudson as well as some historical landmarks. Rent a bike to get across the park, and you can visit the statue of Joan of Arc. Explore further to see Grant’s tomb, the resting place of Ulysses S. Grant.
The Upper West Side is also home to one of the city’s most prolific venues, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Regularly hosting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera, the venue offers performances from some of the best musicians and dancers in the world.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat on your way out, stop by Tom’s restaurant. This is the diner famously portrayed as a hangout spot in Seinfeld.
A Brief History of the Upper West Side
1860s: After construction of Central Park, squatters move and build shacks in the Upper West Side, creating a shanty town.
1890: Columbia relocates to Ninth Avenue in the Upper West Side after buying land originally owned by the Bloomingdale Psychiatric Ward.
1904: New York’s first subway line opens, causing a building boom on the Upper West Side
1930s-1950s: Several apartment complexes are built in the area, giving way for middle-class workers to move into the neighborhood.
1955: The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is established.
1960s: A large influx of immigrants from the Caribbean and Eastern Europe countries move into the Upper West Side.
2003: Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam released his novel Halberstam’s Heroes. The novel commemorates the firefighters from the Upper West Side who gave their lives during 9/11.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from the Upper West Side
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan law office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036. From the Upper West Side, head south on Broadway Avenue for approximately two miles before turning left onto West 57th Street. Continue for three blocks and then turn right on Fifth Avenue. Our office is at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 45th Street.
Our law office also can be reached via public transportation by taking the 4 subway train from Borough Hall to Grand Central/42nd Street.