5.0 out of 10

6 Ave, SoHo

40.726210932817 -74.0037471952968
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Tourists


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

"A busy Avenue with little to offer"

6th Avenue is like any other avenue in Manhattan. It's busy and has a lot of traffic with little to do in the way of restaurants. 6th is one of the busier avenues because it's in the middle of the city and heads north for the majority of Manhattan. Down around Soho, 6th even gets more lackluster than it is around the Village and Chelsea. I would not want to live on 6th anywhere and definitely not here. It's in a part of town that makes it expensive but there's for the street to offer except traffic and noise.
There's a federal rowhouse on 6th and Charlton that is an enormous rarity in Soho, in general, let alone on an avenue. All of them were torn down to make the avenue and for some reason, this guy still stands. And, it's still residential. I wouldn't want to live on an Avenue in a house because it's just way too busy. . . I wonder if it's less expensive because of the crummy location? Maybe price is knocked down to a reasonable few million. . .
The next block down around Vandam is more like an Avenue block: all highrises. This particular one is really ugly one though. It houses a non-profit building, an office building and a tenement building. They all look like tenement buildings if you ask me. And, tenement buildings all look the same: scary. I always think Candyman is gonna get me whenever I walk past them.
The block around Spring has a great oyster restaurant called Aqua Grill, a park kind of thing that's way too small to be a park and an experimental theatre called Here. Here is considered really cutting edge in the performance arts world: it's where the Vagina Monologues debuted. There's another interesting site on this street just next to the theatre. 145 6th is where Murray Hall lived when he died. Murray Hall was a prominent figure in Tammany Hall. He was married twice and when he died, it was discovered that he was actually a woman whose birth name was Mary Anderson. How "he" pulled off that stunt is just incredible to me.
6th as you go down toward Grand is really uneventful. It's just ugly apartment and commercial buildings. There isn't much in the way of restaurants or bars and about the only thing there is to do is the famous exercise thingy called Physique 57 though I don't consider that fun. And, the block between Grand and Canal is equally uneventful save Duarte Square. And, the only reason that is noteworthy is because it's the only spot of green in the vicinity -- and, it's a really small spot at that.
As far as downtown goes, 6th is at its worst around Soho. There are a few things to do but not much and it's way too loud to live on.
  • Easy to get a cab
  • Transportation
  • Loud
  • Noisy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

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