We're launching a new series of reader-submitted neighborhood guides! If you're interested in sharing the best of your neighborhood with our community, check out this submission form.
Name: Sarah Coffey
Location: North end of the Upper West Side (96th Street)
City: New York, New York
My Home: One-bedroom apartment in a brick walk-up
I'm new to my neighborhood, having moved to New York from Chicago last spring. Although I'm not yet an expert on the Upper West Side, I've walked, shopped, and eaten my way through a lot of it, and I thought I'd take the plunge and kick off our new feature, in which we're calling on readers to give us a mini tour of their favorite neighborhood stores, sites, and hang-out spots.