6.9 out of 10

Delancey St, Lower East Side

Ranked 7th best street in Lower East Side
40.7173227545271 -73.983649710926
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  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
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  • Pest Free
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Very hip and arty street"

Ludlow street is very, very hipster. But, it has a lot of cool things to do. Katz's Deli is on the corner of Ludlow and Houston. It's the Deli where the famous orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally is filmed. Their pastrami on rye isn't quite as good as Carnegie but it's still pretty friggin good. Across the street is a pretty famous bar called Max Fish. It's not really my cup of tea but it's been around for 20 years and it has quite a following. There are a lot of places on this block that used to be big music venues that had amazing performers. But, a lot of them have since moved into Williamsburg or cheaper areas. Ludlow at Stanton has a lot of great spots. I have seen some great comedy shows at Piano's. And, even though the place is kinda gross, I still really like it. Next door is the Living Room which still has a lot of great musical performances. And, next door to that is cakeshop: it's a ridiculousy hip and too cool for school. And, the furniture is kinda creepy so I ususally avoid this place. Across the street is Barramundi, which is relatively laid back for a bar in this area.
'inoteca is at Rivington and I really like this restaurant. . . and, apparently, so does everyone else because it's always crowded. But, if you go a little further down to Canal, you'll hit the restaurant Les Enfants Terribles which I love. This place is so cool and the lamb is worth crying over. Seriously.
Ludlow is definitely too cool for school but there's much fun to be had on this street if you don't mind being judged.
Pros
  • Bar scene
  • Restaurants
Cons
  • Not the prettiest
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
4/5
2yrs+

"Some of the best shopping on the Lower East Side"

Located on the Lower East Side, Ludlow Street has a great array of places to shop. You can find everything from frabrics, to leather bags, to shoes, luggage, linens, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Ludlow is a part of the Orchard Street Shopping District made up of Orchard Street, Allen Street, and Ludlow Street. This means that there are several other streets full of shops within just a couple of blocks. I always enjoy going there and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun day out.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Hanging out with the B-Boys"

If you are doing a music tour of New York City, then Ludlow Street must be included in your travels. It may not be the most obvious location for you to see but the fact that The Beastie Boys used the location for the cover of their seminal Pauls Boutique album makes it a must see for all b-boys and hip hop fans. It’s an artistic street and area so there will be plenty to see and do when you get there but its another place to tick off when you think about NYC music landmarks.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Fun at night"

Ludlow Street is a street in the Lower East Side. It is densely populated of fashion shops, art galleries, bars, restaurants, and clubs. A nice place to hang out with friends and listen to good live music is the Living Room. If, instead, you are searching for a club with great vibes, and a huge dancing crowd, then you should try Mehanata.

I am not sure whether it is a good street where to live. It can be very noisy and crowded, especially during the weekend.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"It's as interesting as the L.E.S gets"

Ludlow offers an interesting mix of daytime food and night time fun. Rush Hour is a great stop for a quick burger and Blue Seats offers a good spot for sports lovers. Pianos is more geared towards music lovers. There are some truly interesting boutiques along the way as well. Itsasickness, yes all one word, offers some interesting apparel options.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ludlow for nightlife"

Ludlow has some of the best bars in the Lower East Side - like Pianos and Cake Shop. Cake Shop doubles as a coffee shop and record store during the day, and during the night the basement bar and stage is opened up for live rock acts and general debauchery. Pianos features a usually-packed downstairs bar, and an upstairs bar with a cozy stage-to-audience ratio. A lot of great local bands can be found at either bar.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Ole! Ole! Ole!"

Ludlow Street is another Greenwich delight with its beautiful brownstones, lovely shops, and diners and a real New York City vibration. For some great Spanish cuisine try Suba, the restaurant itself is beautiful and the food is on the pricey side, but some say its the best place for Spanish fare this side of Valencia. Also try Piano's Bar & Grill for a tasty burger and ice cold Lager.

Ludlow Street is close to the following metro stations: 6 at Spring Street, F, J, M, Z at Essex St- Delancey St, and the J, M, Z at Bowery. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!
Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish You're totally confused about Ludlow having anything to do with Greenwich village, and clearly haven't actually been there!
2yrs+
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4/5
2yrs+

"Full of life"

Whilst I wouldn’t want to live here, Ludlow St in New York is a great place to go out. Full of bars and clubs, and the rest of the street plastered in gig posters, this is a place that bustles with life and I imagine there’s always some good live music to be found here.
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Music Capital of NYC"

Ok, the title might be a little full of hyperbole, but take my advice and head down to Ludlow anyway if you want to see a music concert. There is not just one but three great venues in the area. Start off by heading to the Living Room, home of the singer-songwriter type who will strum on his or her guitar and sing you a melancholy tune. If that's not your sort of thing, try heading over to Piano's, where many student bands and newly formed bands play their first gigs and establish themselves. If you're still not satisfied, consider heading over to the Cake Shop, where many established bands have played some smaller gigs. After all of that, why not try heading over to the Sombrero restaurant and getting some decent, inexpensive food while you're at it?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Active place for the overly hipster, young, and often rich."

Ludlow St is frequented by young hipsters who pay too much on vintage clothing. Everyone seems to be a parody of themselves in this neighborhood. You may run into a celebrity or two at local music venue, bar, and snack shop CAKE SHOP. I saw James Iha and Steve Buscemi there once. A loud and vibrant street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Ludlow Street lays a little low..."

Ludlow is not one of the standout areas of New York, but it is still very busy. I would probably say that besides Madison Square Garden where all the huge concerts are, this little street might just be the music capital of NYC. Lots of performance venues, bars, clubs, and restaurants with a lot of music. This would possibly be a good place for small unkown musicians to try their hand at some nice little performances. A great nightlife area and full of quirky places to visit.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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