5.8 out of 10

Beach St, Tribeca

Ranked 11th best street in Tribeca
40.7205540443146 -74.0078677258071
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  •  

Reviews

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

"Some cool history and buildings"

Beach Street got its name from a botched pronunciation of Bache Street, but the name used to be suiting all the same. The Hudson used to come up to Greenwich so the street was actually on the water at one point. Apparently, the first steam train pulled right up to Beach Street in the 1800's: it went 10 miles per hour. Man, we have it good now!
There are two noteworthy places right at Beach and Greenwich: Greenwich Street Pub and the sandwich place right next door who's name I can't recall. This bar is adorable and a great neighborhood hang. And, the joint next door does have pretty good sandwiches for when you stumble out of the pub. I mention these mostly because there's not a lot in the way of nightlife in Tribeca. So, if you live here, it's nice to know where the few good spots are. There are some beautiful condos across the street that are in an old factory building. They're fairly new and incredibly expensive like most Tribeca housing.
As you head further east, you get a park, the Holland Tunnel and the NYPD's 1st Precinct all in one block! Tribeca is crazy like that. It's largely commercial, and then you get these bizarre pockets and parks and history. It doesn't have a neighborhood vibe to me at all; but, I'm guessing the multitude of parks in the area are to appease the multitudes of rich people living in the Tribeca lofts and condos. And, Beach Street has some doozies.
There's a stunning building from the late 19th century at Beach and West Broadway called the American Thread Building. I'm guessing it was a clothing manufacturing company when it was erected but now it houses massive apartments where a bunch of supermodels live / have lived. I've never been into this building but I would love to at some point. The outside is so beautiful and a welcome respite from all of the characterless skyscrapers that pepper Tribeca.
Beach turns into Walker after West Bway, so there isn't much else to note. If you're wealthy and want to live in Tribeca, this would be one of the streets to look. I just wouldn't count on having much to do at night without jumping into a cab. But, the cabs in these parts are hard to come by, for some reason.
Pros
  • Massive apartments
Cons
  • Can't really use park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Spot of Green in Tribeca"

Manhattan can be a busy bustling place - an urban jungle rather than a verdant one. So the few acres of green parkland spread out over the city can often feel like tiny refuges: escape from the hustle and relentless energy of the big city. St. John's Park in the heart of Tribeca is seemingly one such place. This tiny stretch of greenery is relatively large - but while it's pretty to look at, it's less pleasant than it could be; the streets surrounding the park have been transformed into a circular road leading to the Holland Tunnel, cutting pedestrians off from the inner circle. However, while the parkland can only be viewed from a relative distance, there are other attractions in the area: the district is filled with arty boutiques like Wetlands and the Behr Thyssen Gallery, as well as a number of trendy dining joints. Hit up the relaxed Moomah Cafe just over on Hudson Street, on the other side of the Park or visit the upscale Brandy Library Lounge one block south of Ericcson. Not terribly much to do - but a pleasant enough place.
Pros
  • Proxmity to park
  • Galleries
  • TriBeCa
Cons
  • Can't really use park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice neighborhood feel"

Beach Street is a small side street that can be accessed via Greenwich Street and Hudson Street among others. It has a real neighborhood feel to it and the plentiful housing makes that fact known. A few businesses line the area, but they are mostly intended for residents use and the tavern on the street is a true, neighborhood bar that is casual and comfortable.. not to mention affordable. I wouldn't mind living in the area at all.
3/5 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 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Beach In The City"

I liked Beach Street. There was a little more going on than other places in the neighborhood and it was a bit more convenient. There was plenty of housing and the Green Street Tavern, a good place for a cheap drink and some fun after a long work week. I enjoyed this street, I think it's worth visiting and looking into if you're looking to live in this city.

Beach Street is also a wonderful place to begin your journey into the Village. It is close to the following metros: C,E at Spring Street and the 1 at Canal. It is also accessible by many buses. Foot traffic is fairly heavy and I would recommend the street to just about anyone!

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