"A Great Place - Overpriced by Realtors but Great Nonetheless."
At the corner is the newly developed place that we used to call The Castle, originally a cancer hospital, now apartments etc., which stood empty for 30 years and began to look like a horror movie set, but all spiffy and expensive now. There is a little hostel/hotel close to it. No very high buildings, many older brownstones, mostly walkups. At the corners of Amsterdam, Broadway, Columbus, etc., a lot of pizza places, retail. The neighborhood is generally pretty diverse. As you cross Amsterdam toward Broadway, it is more and more pretentious and high priced, and especially so as you approach West End and Riverside. Just at Broadway is a pretty little park, Straus Park, dedicated to Isidor and Ida Straus, who perished on the Titanic. Nicely kept. At the end of the street, near Riverside Park is a statue of some sort of general on a horse, and the view of the park and the river is beautiful.