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MAP: Where Upper West Siders Think the Neighborhood Begins and Ends

By Emily Frost | September 29, 2015 6:18pm
 Many residents said the neighborhood runs from West 66th Street to West 97th Street.
Many residents said the neighborhood runs from West 66th Street to West 97th Street.
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UPPER WEST SIDE — If there's one thing most people will tell you about Upper West Siders, it's that they're not afraid to voice their opinions. 

So when we asked residents to tell us where the neighborhood begins and ends by drawing their own map, the high volume of responses came as no surprise.

A total of 1,250 people drew their own versions of the Upper West Side — a mix of respondents who identified as living here for less than five years, those who've lived here for more than 20 and many in between.

In all, 12,000 people have participated as of Monday, drawing their version of more than 280 neighborhoods across New York City.

The vast majority of people thought the Upper West Side began around West 67th Street and ran up to West 97th Street.

A little over half of all participants thought the neighborhood began at West 59th Street and ended at West 110th Street. 

And a very small portion drew the borders as extending to West 125th Street.

Only 49 people included the western side of Central Park as part of the neighborhood, but more than half of the respondents included Riverside Park as firmly within its bounds. 

The majority of longtime residents — people who have lived here for more than 20 years — thought the neighborhood was bounded by Central Park West and Riverside Park and ran from West 71st Street to West 100th Street. 

The largest portion of newer residents — those living here for fewer than five years — believed the neighborhood began farther south at West 66th and ended it at West 97th Street.

Check out map below to see the borders of the Upper West Side according to DNAinfo readers:

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