3.2 out of 10

Chrystie St, Chinatown

40.7160036303319 -73.9948282359023
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Students


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

"Short run before the bridge"

Chrystie only runs for about a block through Chinatown and that block is really uneventful. There's not much to say about the Avenue, unfortunately. It's an Avenue, so it's much busier than the surrounding streets, but Christie is particularly traffic laden in Chinatown because the street ends at the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. This makes the commuting hours pretty hectic around here. And, it's loud, smoggy and gross so I feel sorry for anyone who has to live right around the bridge. Sara D. Roosevelt Park is right here (at Hester). It's a decent sized park but it's sort of depressing looking to me. It's like the kind of park you would see in horror film just before something really bad happens. There are basketball courts and a playground for kids, but it's kind of run down and the surrounding noise and traffic makes it a less than ideal spot for kids to play or people to even just relax for a second. I don't like this park.
There are a couple of businesses on Chrystie like a Chinese market, a Chinese restaurant (it is Chinatown, after all), and a bus line with really cheap tickets to Boston (sounds weird but a lot of people use it). There are also some pretty cool lofts on the block -- the Beastie Boys used to record there in the '80's). But, I wouldn't want to live in the lofts because of the noise and traffic. Plus, there isn't much of a scene as far as bars and restaurants.
  • Cheaper Rent
  • Dirty
  • No bars or restaurants
  • No neighborhood vibe
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Students

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