6.7 out of 10

Broadway, Madison Square

40.7421556663558 -73.9892492205784
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


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

"One of the nicer bits of Broadway"

This stretch of Broadway seems a little wonky because it crosses over 5th Avenue which it normally runs parallel to. It's weird and a little confusing at first but I guess that's part of this city's charm, no? Because of the cross, the first block of Broadway in Madison Square runs past the exact same things as the first block of 5th in this area. This block holds the International Toy Center which is in a really cool building, though I don't quite understand why a toy center has to take up an entire block of a city. But, then again, they have managed to stay there so what do I know. This block on the park side is lovely. It has a fair number of seating, or, at least, I don't often have trouble finding a seat, it has a dog run and a little playground. It's a beautifully designed park.
The block at 24th has the north building of the toy center (more toys!) with a cool looking skywalk. I think I'd be terrified actually walking on it, but it's fun to look up at. The north corner holds Jay-Z's horrible 40/40 club which I can't say lesser things about except for don't go there. It used to be a place called the Hoffman House (hotel) where William Randolph Hearst lived when he first came to New York. They had a bar famous for shock value because of naked nymph paintings -- quite the outrage back then.
The street's run through this neighborhood ends at 25th but it is a lovely little stretch. The downside to living here is that it's a very busy street so it's really loud and there are people / tourists everywhere. And, it's a really city kind of vibe around here so the local kind of energy isn't apparent. It's not a bad place to live by any stretch. I just prefer a little more neighborhood to my neighborhood. And, the prices are sky high here because of the park proximity.
  • Lovely buildings
  • The park
  • Loud
  • A lot of traffic
  • Not much of a neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Streets in Madison Square


East 25th St

"Home Away From Home"
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Madison Ave

"Fun run of a park"
40.7410345000494 -73.9879805001888

East 24th St

"A Little Bit of Peace!"
40.741190502945 -73.9867039958138

East 26th St

"Big buildings on the park"
40.7427700776208 -73.9865899980648

Unranked Streets in Madison Square

5th Ave

"Cool buildings and a lot of green"
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"One of the nicer bits of Broadway"
40.7421556663558 -73.9892492205784

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