8.8 out of 10

Cornelia St, West Village

Ranked 1st best street in West Village
40.7314550034001 -74.0020550042713
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 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+

"Pleasant, bucolic West Village Street"

This charming, tiny street in the heart of the West Village packs a lot of attractions in its narrow frame. While the street is by no means crowded - rather, like many streets in the area, it features historic town houses (although the ones here are slightly more modern, reminiscent of Lower East Side tenements rather than the 19th century brick of elsewhere in the Village) and a dearth of chain stores - it nevertheless offers plenty of dining and shopping choices. On the street itself, you can check out local favorite Cornelia Street Cafe, nearby Home - with an excellent wine list - the Pearl Oyster Bar if you're feeling decadent, or Sushi Mambo if you're in the mood for some Asian cuisine. A wealth of other restaurants, including Burrito Loco, Tio Pepe, and Risotteria, are all a few moments away, right off the street itself. With the Akira Ikeda art gallery located right on Cornelia Street, and the IFC film centre around the corner, culture vultures will find more than enough to keep them occupied here.
Pros
  • Cute street
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Small
  • Tucked away
  • More modern (but still reasonably historic) buildings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Very villagey street"

I love Cornelia even though it's in a sort of busy area. Cornelia Street Cafe is this adorable place at Bleecker-ish. It has a stage area downstairs where all kinds of poetry readings, shows, live music is had. I've done a number of storytelling shows here. The area is quite cozy so it always seems packed and intimate. Just such a darling place. Across the street is one of the best seafood places in the city: Pearl Oyster Bar. The lobster roll is pretty much unrivaled anywhere. Tony Soprano dreams of the Pearl Lobster Roll in the finale of the Sopranos. I would too -- it's that good.
7 Cornelia is where WH Auden lived. I'm a history nerd so I always go by places like this just to stand where great writers stood.
There are a couple of Italian restaurants on this street too which are quite good. And, a few little shops. It's amazing what is packed into this street considering it's only 2 blocks long. It's very quaint and cute and not that bustley considered its location. I'm assuming this is because the street is a little hard to find if you're not familiar with the area or really paying attention. I couldn't find it for a minute when I first moved here. It's a gem, though, because it really is a perfect slice of village living.
Pros
  • Cute street
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Hidden
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Great Location for Someone Who Likes the Village"

Cornelia Street is a great location for anyone who loves the action of the Village. Getting around the city is easy, with the subway right at your corner, and there are restaurants galore from which to choose. Although the apartments on Cornelia Street are pricey, they are also well-maintained and quite lovely. The neighborhood is safe and friendly and there is always foot traffic on the street, even late at night. Many people living here either work at or go to school at New York University, which is an easy 10 minute walk. This is a great location for anyone who enjoys being in the middle of a very active environment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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