"Quiet on One End, Lively on the Other"
On one end 112th Street has the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the most beautiful Episcopal cathedral, worth a morning's visit just for the vastness and artwork of it. There are a lot of nice old brownstone type buildings as you go further west and at the corner of Broadway of course there is Tom's Restaurant, whose exterior was immortalized in Seinfeld. As with a lot of streets, it goes further to Riverside Park, which is one of my favorite city parks. This is a very dog friendly neighborhood filled with students. Casual, relaxed, lots of fun. Getting too expensive because of Columbia University, who have bought a lot of real estate in the area, but still enjoyable.