5.8 out of 10

1 Ave, Sutton Place

Ranked 3rd best street in Sutton Place
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Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
2yrs+

"Nice for an avenue but still an avenue"

1st Ave starts at Sutton Place, and even though it's an Avenue which are usually pretty lackluster, you can tell you're headed for opulence in this neighborhood pretty much right away. Sutton Place is one of if not the most expensive neighborhood in Manhattan and it shows even on 1st. Granted, it's an Avenue so it doesn't have quite the green and richie feel that main Sutton Place streets have, but it's not exactly a slum street in this area either.
The Avenue kicks off at the Queensboro Bridge, and ornate steel bridge that is mentioned in The Great Gatsby and Manhattan. As far as the steel bridges go, this one is the prettiest by far. There's a fancy food emporium across 1st under the bridge which I think is pretty cool.
There are two restaurants at 58th, Rosa Mexicano and Ultimate Pizza. They're both chains and I don't think the food is fantastic but this neighborhood would be really sleepy and restaurant inconvenient without things like this so it's a good thing they're there. Rosa Mexicano does have an energy and a crowd too so I have learned to forget wanting good food at any of its outposts. The block between 56th and 57th houses massive apartment buildings that are all really nice and pretty expensive but definitely have an older demographic and energy. That's pretty par for the course in the Upper East Side, though, so it's not unusual that there are hardly any young people in sight. The next block down houses a Catholic girls school that isn't one of the big contenders of private schools in the UES, but it's hardly a bad school either.
Down at 54th, there are just more apartment buildings. While they are just apartments compared to the actual houses that much of Sutton Place has, these apartments are definitely of the nice, stuffy, doorman variety so they're nothing to scoff at.
1st Avenue is kind of busy and public transportation is crappy. There isn't a bar or restaurant scene and there aren't a lot of places to hang out. The thing about this neighborhood, though, is that most of the residents don't need any of those things. A lot of them have cars and drivers, families and access to more than us plebs that like to walk a block to get food have. It's the least fancy of all of the Sutton streets, but if you like that kind of vibe and can't buy a house, this isn't a bad street to look on.
Pros
  • Beautiful apartments
Cons
  • Expensive rent
  • Snooty
  • Dead at night
  • Bad street to travel on
  • Too busy at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"One of the Busiest and Ugliest Roads in NYC"

Of all roads in NYC, Queens Blvd takes the cake as the busiest and ugliest. If you go uptown on 3rd Ave or 1st Ave, and you get close to 59th St, you will find just how busy it can get. Traffic can sometimes get backed up for a mile. It depends on the time of day.

No matter queens blvd is no doubt the longest and busiest one between NYC and Queens, considering people use this stretch of road to go over the Queensboro Bridge. In fact, this is the main entry into NYC that is free.

The only great thing about Queens Blvd is it has a ton of stores you can go shop at. My advice is to leave your car in Manhattan and take the bus or the subway. Walking around will benefit you more than driving.
Pros
  • Plenty of stores
  • Plenty of restaurants
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Bad street to travel on
  • Unsafe place to be
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Long busy street with lots to see!"

Queens Boulevard is a very long street where you can visit by taking a number of buses and trains such as the E, F, G, R, and V. One of the most popular malls of the city is also located here, Queens Center Mall. Many cars pass along the road so you must be careful when crossing, even when the traffic lights tell you to go. There is also plenty of foot traffic that come along here and plenty to see, eat, and shop!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Watch where you step"

Queens Boulevard is one the major outlets that goes in to Queens and out. It takes you straight to the Queens Borough Bridge. It is where the Queens Center Mall is located, and pretty much most big name businesses reside. Traffic can be heavily congested because it is one the ways people get home from the city. With traffic being mentioned, Queens boulevard has also been dubbed the boulevard of death, because of all the unfortunate accidents that has happened there. It is a major artery of getting around Queens thats why there is so much traffic. The drawbacks are for pedestrians trying to cross the boulevard. The boulevard consists of 8 lanes in total. 3 on opposite side, and 1 service land at each side. With that being said, its a pretty broad street to cross, specially if a person is J-walking. Local Law enforcements have taken precautions about people J-walking, and using corrects paths because a lot of pedestrians gets hit by moving cars.
Enough with the negatives, and more positives. Queens boulevard has a lot of stores and malls. The movie theaters are also located there. It is also easy to take public transportation around there because of all the local buses and trains that runs frequently. Just take caution when crossing it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"One of the Busiest Roads in the World"

Queens Boulevard is one of the longest and busiest roads in Queens. It runs through several neighborhoods. It has a myriad of different businesses ranging from large chain stores to small businesses all along the way. There is one glaring problem with Queens Boulevard; it's dangerous. Pedestrian traffic and vehicle traffic intersect at alarming rates and at 12 lanes wide in many sections those attempting to cross have a very dangerous sprint across. The local government has attempted to cut down on the danger, but it remains a significant problem in the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
hudson
hudson Have you ever attempted to walk across Queens Blvd? It is IMPOSSIBLE. You have to run. the map shows the 59th street bridge, in truth when Queens residents think of busy Queens Blvd they think of Queens Plaza, or Forest Hills. I guess with all those lanes, and the length of the street, drivers feel like they are on the FDR and treat it like a highway, not a major thoroughfare in a residential and shopping area.
2yrs+
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2.5/5
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