The West Side of Manhattan faces New Jersey and abuts the Hudson River. There are several neighborhoods throughout the West Side, notably West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley, the Upper West Side, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the West Village, SoHo and Tribeca.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney on the West Side?
- 2 Our NYC Trial Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Asbestos Victims
- 3 Our Law Firm Gets Results for West Side Residents
- 4 Providing High-Quality Legal Services to West Side Residents
- 5 Key Features of the Area
- 6 Interesting Facts About the West Side
- 7 Directions to Belluck & Fox from the West Side
Need a Personal Injury Attorney on the West Side?
At Belluck & Fox, our top-rated personal injury lawyers have been fighting for the rights of New York City residents for more than two decades. Our nationally recognized law firm has the legal skills and the resources to take on big corporations and insurance companies on behalf of individuals and families who have been unjustly harmed. Our attorneys have earned a reputation for recovering maximum compensation for our deserving clients.
Our NYC Trial Attorneys Fight for the Rights of Asbestos Victims
Our law firm’s primary practice area is asbestos litigation. For many years, companies used this deadly mineral in industrial materials, building materials and household products. They knew the dangers but failed to warn workers and consumers of the health risks. Still today, asbestos is not banned in the United States.
Every year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Our law firm is committed to helping asbestos victims and their families recover the compensation they need to get the best possible care and to hold these negligent companies accountable.
Our Law Firm Gets Results for West Side Residents
If you’ve been harmed or lost a family member due to negligence, you need a skilled personal injury lawyer who will fight for the full compensation you deserve. Our dedicated NYC mesothelioma trial attorneys at Belluck & Fox have won more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our deserving clients. Learn more about our case results.
Providing High-Quality Legal Services to West Side Residents
Our award-winning personal injury attorneys handle a broad range of complex claims involving:
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death
Key Features of the Area
Manhattan’s West Side encompasses thelower, central and upper parts of the island. Fifth Avenue, Central Park and lower Broadway divide Manhattan in half from north to south, acting as the eastern boundaries of the West Side. The West Side Highway and the Henry Hudson Parkway are the West Side’s main north-south roadways, traveling along the Hudson.
Another feature uniting parts of the West Side is the Hudson River Greenway, part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. The entire route offers 32 miles of separate space for cyclists and pedestrians to make their way around the edges of Manhattan. The Hudson River Greenway is the longest portion, running from Dyckman Street south to Battery Park, mostly through Riverside Park and Hudson River Park.
The Hudson River Greenway is part of the East Coast Greenway, a 3,000-mile walking and cycling route created in 1991 that links major cities along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Florida.
The West Side includes several well-known attractions and landmarks, such as Columbia University, Barnard College, the Julliard School, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, the American Museum of Natural History, Radio City Music Hall, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Whitney Museum of Art.
Visitors wanting to see Manhattan from the water leave from the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises terminal on the West Side, near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, a flight museum aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier.
The West Side also is home to the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, which offers a driving range, swimming, bowling and ice skating, plus plenty of places to dine.
The IND Eighth Avenue Line (the A, B, C, D and E subway trains) and the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line (the 1, 2 and 3 subway trains) connect all neighborhoods of the West Side.
Interesting Facts About the West Side
West Side neighborhoods have appeared in several films. For instance, Hell’s Kitchen features prominently in Taxi Driver, In America, Fail Safe, Bringing Out the Dead, State of Grace and Sleepers. The Upper West Side is featured in West Side Story, American Psycho, Black Swan, Death Wish, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Elf, Fatal Attraction, Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Men in Black II, Night at the Museum, Panic Room, The Odd Couple, Rosemary’s Baby, Three Men and a Baby, 2002’s Spider-Man, Wall Street, The Warriors, and You’ve Got Mail.
The TV series 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Seinfeld, Sex and the City, and Will & Grace all have settings on the Upper West Side.
Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods have had several notable residents, including comedian Lewis Black, actor Robert De Niro, boxer James J. Braddock (“Cinderella Man”), actor John Goodman, crime novelist Benjamin Appel, basketball player Carmelo Anthony, writer and comic book artist Frank Miller, Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and singer and pianist Alicia Keys.
Parts of the West Side have undergone major rezoning as part of the Hudson Yards redevelopment program, which aims to expand Midtown Manhattan’s business district to the Hudson River and add a new subway station at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue. Begun in 2006, the endeavor includes several projects estimated to be completed in the 2020s and 2030s.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from the West Side
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York NY 10036. From the West Village and southern parts of the West Side, head north on 10th Avenue, then right on West 46th Street and turn right onto Fifth Avenue. From central parts of the West Side, head east on West 48th or West 46th Street, then turn right onto Fifth Avenue. From the Upper West Side and northern parts of the West Side, head south on Columbus Avenue and turn left to head east on a cross street such as West 57th Street, then turn right onto Fifth Avenue.
Our law office also is accessible via several subway lines, such as the B or D train to Fifth Avenue/Bryant Park.