7.9 out of 10

Bond St, NoHo

Ranked 1st best street in NoHo
40.7261410046112 -73.9930949922398
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"Odd mixture of timeline but still cool"

Bond Street is one of the few streets left on the East Side that has cobblestones. There are a few on the west side, but I think this is it for the east. And, everyone in New York is a sucker for cobblestone so most people tend to like this street. It's pretty tiny. It only starts at Broadway and then turns into 2nd street at Bowery. What's nice about Bond is that while much of this area has been renewed, the buildings remain nearly as old as the street. Most of the structures around Broadway are from the 19th century. The founder of NYU lived at 5 Bond which still stands, and one of the first Brooks Brothers stores was opened directly across the street in the 1870's. The buildings are lovely and when you combine it with the cobbled pavement, you get a real feel for what a commercial area was like 150 years ago.

The block between Lafayette and Bowery is a very interesting mix between old and new. There are a number of high end shops for the trendy set such as Ghost and Daryl K mixed in with some rather old things like the Bouwerie Lane Theatre (which is no longer a theatre but kept everything as is). There are also a new set of Townhouses on this block. It's quite odd because the Townhouses don't mimic the old New York ones but they're on a very old street. And, it's weird because Townhouses are never new. I feel like if I could buy a townhouse, I would rather live in one that has some history to it, but different strokes for different folks, I suppose. There's another really new, high -end condo development that I think is heinously ugly from the outside directly next door. And, a very famous, very old Italian restaurant called Il Buco directly across the street which, apparently, has the wine cellar that served as the inspiration for Poe's Cask of Amontillado.
It's an odd aesthetic on this street; but, I suppose there really is something for everyone.
Pros
  • Lots to see
  • High end shopping
  • Cute street
Cons
  • The ghastly condos
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"A beauty on its way to high-priced ruin"

Something about Bond Street just strikes my eye the right way. Maybe I'm a sucker for cobblestoned streets and the distinctive industrial architecture you only see in SoHo, with that majestic iron detailing and enormously generous window count. Yes, and “majestic” is certainly the appropriate word here. The designer clothing shops are stylish in the way stylish is meant to be—just a tad understated and with the kinds of price tags that will literally quicken your pulse. Do I miss the SoHo mall-crowd scene in this two-block stretch of superb urban paradise? No, I do not. Do I want to live on this street? I want to do more than live on this street: I want to move here and make designer babies, really and truly. The only thing that stops short these wistful fantasies of mine? A certain new luxury development at 40 Bond that looks like someone had an accident with a box of brand name macaroni. No, I don't say this because I'm somehow un-artistic, but because the building is plain wrong in so many important ways, including the trying-too-hard category. I only wish the responsible parties had chosen to perpetuate this expensive piece of blight upon anyplace other than this truly, authentically beautiful street, which had previously integrated the old and the new with graceful ease. You have to wonder how Bond Street will eventually weather the developers, given something this tacky. we'll just wait and see.
Pros
  • gorgeous buildings
  • Cute street
  • High end shopping
Cons
  • The ghastly condos
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"A perfect NYC street"

Bond St runs from Broadway to The Bowery. It is a beautiful residential street. The part between Broadway and Lafayette retains its original Belgian block paving. New luxury condominiums have appeared between Lafayette and The Bowery. It is overall a quiet street but definitely has a typical NYC atmosphere.
I am not sure whether it is easy to find an apartment in this area, but, if one can afford it, it is definitely a good idea to live in Bond St.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Perfect place to call home"

Bond Street has a truly eclectic feel to it. Bond, unlike Streets surrounding it, has been left to be what it is, and that's nice. Bond St. Sushi offers up amazing fresh sushi dishes to rival those you can get in Japan. Along the strip new buildings are bringing interesting and unique architectural elements into the area. There are a number of different cafes and eateries to satisfy the pallet of just about anyone. Overall it's a beautiful place to visit and an even nicer place to call home.
4/5
2yrs+

"Uptown comes downtown, see it before the takeover's complete"

Bond St is one of those quirky little streets that's different enough from the blocks around it to know instantly where you are. It doesn't look like much on a map, running east from Broadway to Bowery, a couple of blocks above Houston. However, it's still cobblestoned and cavernous loft-filled buildings line the sidewalks, and the road is wide enough to evoke avenues far away from the Village. In this little strip of Noho, you can get a feeling for what Soho used to feel like before it became a fulltime shopping mall. Unfortunately, new luxury condominiums are going up (or have gone up) on both sides of the street, including the admittedly striking 40 Bond (Ian Schrager's venture), so it is unclear how the nature of this little piece of NYC is going to change in years to come. In the meantime, though, you can still sample the Catalan cuisine and red wine at Mercat and drop some bucks at Il Buco (Italian) and Bond Street Sushi (Japanese).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

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