6.7 out of 10

Broome St, Lower East Side

40.7168084784542 -73.9859005995982
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Quieter than other LES streets, but not dead by any means"

I consider the Lower East Side part of Broome to start around Chrystie, so that's what I'm gonna run with. I feel like the park is a good border between Little Italy and the Lower East Side. It's a weird and kind of pointless park at that, so it fits in perfectly with the LES sentiment. Plus, there's a very LES bar called Happy Ending right at Eldridge. The bar is a former massage parlor and they converted the steam rooms into booths. It's kind of cool but gets really loud and hipster laden on the . . .well, any night, really. Broome at Eldridge was voted New York's smelliest block last year, so it's definitely Lower East Side, right?
The block at Allen has Lolita bar and the famous pickle shop, Gus Pickles. And, then right across Orchard is the expensive jeans store, Earnest Sewn along with the expensive but pretending to not be, hipster 88 Orchard Cafe. I actually like 88 Orchard but man they take themselves seriously. And, between the pickle shop, the pretentious coffee and the expensive jeans, you know what neighborhood you're in. These couple of blocks are the epitome of the Lower East Side to me. Something old, something new, something pretending to be poor, and something too cool. Don't get me wrong, I really like this neighborhood because it's so eclectic and it's a lot of fun, but . . .
The rest of Broome is just a high school and another "park" so there's not much to note. Broome in LES is one of the quieter streets in LES because there aren't so many bars and restaurants. I would love on Broome if I found the right place. It's right next to all of the action without being on the action. Public transportation isn't ideal on Broome, but it's not awul either as far as cons go.
  • Less noise
  • some cool bars in the vicinity
  • not the prettiest buildings in the world
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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