Inspiration: It's a bit odd that on an island as small as Manhattan, a number of Manhattanites pick a side and stick with it. While we may venture all over the city for various reasons, many of us identify with a side. Many of my friends have never lived on the East and are loathe to head East . . . always suggesting restaurants and activities on the West. Me -- I am an eastsider. For eleven years, I've lived, worked and stomped on the East Side. Quite frankly, I'm more likely to move to Brooklyn than the West Side . . . but from above, with my eyes squinted a bit, East and West are virtually indistinguishable.