6.2 out of 10

79th St Transverse Rd, Central Park

Ranked 10th best street in Central Park
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Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5

"The way to Belvedere and the Wall"

The 79th Transverse Road is a great road for access from the east to the west side of the park, and there are some little gems right off of this road. Belvedere Castle is off of 79th and there's a fantastic rock wall that serves as a walkway beneath the castle. It was put in around the 1850's and there used to be gaslamps to light the way. Not too many tourists know about this rock wall walkway so it's a great, semi-quiet treat. The 79th St Transverse also runs directly into the Natural History Museum (one of my favorite spots!) so if you're on the east side of the park, you can just shoot straight across.
This is also a pretty convenient entrance for getting to the Summerstage, Philharmonic and Shakespeare in the Park though the 72nd entrance is a bit closer. This road isn't particularly tranquil for a park stroll because cars can use the road. But, if you need a direct shoot to any of the aforementioned sights as well as Turtle Pond and the Conservancy, then this is the best street to take.
  • Easy access
  • A lot to see
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

"On 79th Street"

Another street in this Brooklyn neighborhood, and it’s pretty much the same as the streets nearby. With small businesses and some limited housing options, this average street doesn’t have much to offer in the way of food or fun. If you’re considering this neighborhood for a move to New York City, it is close to the metros and there are many buses, providing a pulse to midtown Manhattan. Overall, this neighborhood is nice and fairly convenient, and should be considered on your move to Brooklyn.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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"The way to Belvedere and the Wall"
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