There's something about the Upper West Side that makes it such a special place in the hearts of many, that gives it a character so unique. It's a part of New York with a quality so its own that it too plays a starring role in You've Got Mail alongside Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan -- appearing as itself, of course.

Now you can take a quick tour of some of the Upper West Side sites featured in You've Got Mail. Visit the café where Meg Ryan meets Tom Hanks! See where they eat hot dogs! Learn about the 79th st. Boat Basin, Zabar's, and more.

And while you're learning about the Upper West Side, what better auditory accompaniment than that available from our Sounds of New York section? No matter where in the world you may be, you'll be able to hear cars honking and get a fine headache.

While you're here, you may also want to listenlisten to You've Got Mail director and co-writer Nora Ephron talk about the Upper West Side and draw some interesting parallels between New York City and the internet. Click the icon to listen. (Uses RealAudio.)