New York’s Upper West Side is a fabled international locale famous for its melding of aesthetics, cultures, and pursuits. Here all barriers are down as high art, top-shelf educational and medical institutions, and a wide collection of world cultures comingle with potent ease. Few neighborhoods in the world play host to a greater range of opportunities and interests. And it’s this diverse concentration of intriguing people and places that attracts more of the same. World-class shopping, adventurous dining, opera, theater, famed museums, universities and hospitals—all are here in spectacular abundance.