6.9 out of 10

East 10 St, East Village

Ranked 12th best street in East Village
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Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
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Reviews

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

"Huge mix of elements for one street which is great"

I consider the 10th of the East Village to start at 3rd Avenue and it really does start with a bang. It's one of the most magical blocks in the East Village. This particular block is stunning. Almost the entire block is comprised of rowhouses from the mid-19th century so the street actually looks like a real neighborhood rather than a collection of apartment buildings and commercial space that a lot of other Manhattan streets claim as their makeup. Stanford White lived at 118, Diane Arbus lived at 120, Molly Ringwald lived at 122 and Parker Posey lived at 123. Of course, these are actually homes so they are incredible expensive, but the East Village row houses are slightly more affordable than their West Village counterparts. And, the East Village is a hipper, younger neighborhood so you're more in the thick of it if you live here.
The end of the block houses St Marks in the Bowery Church. This is my favorite church in the city. The Bowery, in its entirety, was the Stuyvesant's Farm -- Peter Stuyvesant was the first governor of New York in the 17th century. The church was the actual family's private chapel that was completed in 1799. Now it's a public church but it was only for the elite for many years. WH Auden, Edna St Vincent Millay and Allen Ginsberg have all read here. The Churchyard on the east side is really cool. Peter Stuyvesant and every one of his descendants are all buried here. And, the grounds are elevated from the street below. Apparently, it used to be flush with the surrounding ground but over the centuries, the street just get getting lower.
The block between 2nd and 1st is a little lackluster in comparison to the previous one. The buildings aren't as pretty but there are a ton of restaurants. They're all pretty good but none of them are my favorite. If I had to choose one on this street, it would probably be Moustache because it's so quaint. The one very noteworthy thing on this block is the Russian Bath House. Outside of going to the far end of Brooklyn, this is the spot in New York for the ultimate Russian Bath. They even beat you with leaves which sounds awful but it's really awesome.
Across Ave A is Tompkins Square Park which is the best park on the east side. They have a really fun lineup every summer for the outdoor movie festival. There are some great little restaurants across from the park, but I would recommend Gnocco above any other on this block. East of B is pretty much all apartments with a few little restaurants and bars sprinkled in until you get to the tenements at Ave D. I don't often go East of C (especially at night). But, this neighborhood is changing so quickly, that even the eastern part of the street will probably will be trendy by the end of the year. Overall, it's a great street. There are great bars, restaurants and historical landmarks. And, it's a very popular street for the young and hip while the older generation remains so it's a very New York mix of people.
Pros
  • Close to the Tompkins Square park
  • Great restauarants and bars
  • The historic Russian and Turkish bath house
Cons
  • Noisy at night because of revellers who stay out on the street until the wee hours
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Average but interesting"

East 10th Street, especially below Avenue A, can be noisy as it is one of the only two way East-West streets in the neighborhood, between Houston and 14th Street. Trucks, buses, and emergency vehicles make heavy use of it. Some parts of East 10th are mostly residential, and pleasant to walk down. However, traffic remains an issue and there are better blocks to walk east or west on nearby.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"If You Like to Eat - You'll Love East 10th"

Honestly, I don't remember any type of fellowshipping with neighbors and what not when I visited on this street. I do remember the food! There are restaurants up and down the street from all parts of the world. It is a relatively busy street for those seeking peace and quiet.

There is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful library on this street that I would always visit when in town. Grace Church is a beautiful old church to visit. There are also a number of college dorms along this street - so there is definitely a nightlife, when needed.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Grub Street"

New York City with its millions of restaurants is a city that caters to foodies. Being one myself, I am always on the lookout for new and interesting restaurants and some of my current favorites are located along a relatively quiet street in the East Village- East 10th Street.

East 10th Street extends from Fifth Avenue to Avenue D in the Alphabet City section of the East Village where it borders the famous Tomkins Square Park. This street like several other streets in the Village is lined with typical New York City walk ups and row townhouses but aside from these residential dwellings this street which I have nicknamed ‘grub street’ (especially the section of street between 2nd Avenue and Avenue A) is home to many fantastic restaurants which are owned and operated by innovative and adventurous New York City restaurateurs.

Some of my favorites that are located here include establishments like David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar, the almost subterranean Italian restaurant, Dieci and the always satisfying Moustache restaurant which is renowned for its delicious Zattar bread.

If you have a sweet tooth then East 10th street is the place for you for located here are some of New York City's best desert places like Pastry Chef Jehangir Mehta’s Graffiti, the Italian coffee house Taralluci e Vino and the legendary Chikalicious desert bar which is known for its mouth watering confections.
Pros
  • Great restauarants and bars
  • The historic Russian and Turkish bath house
  • Close to the Tompkins Square park
Cons
  • Noisy at night because of revellers who stay out on the street until the wee hours
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Worth a visit"

E 10th St stretches from 5 Av to Avenue D, in the East Village. My favorite part is around Tompkins Square Park. Twenty years ago, the park and its surroundings were high-crime areas. The increasing gentrification in the East Village has changed this area into a safe one. New Yorkers say that the neighborhood today has lost most of its attractiveness. It is probably true. However, my favorite Italian restaurant – Gnocco – is there. I think it is a reason good enough to sometimes visit E 10th St on Tompkins Square Park.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Pretty quiet, though it intersects with some busy streets"

I used to live on this street during my lovely stay at NYU, and the first thing that comes to mind is the smell of dog pee in the summer time. (Of course, fowl smells are pretty inescapable anywhere in the city during the summer.) However, the street and the buildings on it are beautiful – and there are actually trees lining the street on some blocks. It is a relatively quiet place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice on the west end of the street, gets seedy as you move east"

I lived on E 10th Street and 5th Avenue for a year and found it to be a great place to live in New York. The street is very residential - it's mainly lined with brownstones and apartment buildings. There is a great Thai restaurant on the corner of University Place – one of my favorites in the city. Unfortunately, other than that there aren’t really any businesses or restaurants on the street, but there is plenty in the area. Fifth Avenue has plenty of shopping just a few blocks away, and Broadway also has a lot of stores. Third Avenue and Tenth Street has plenty of bars and nightlife, but as you go further east, the neighborhood gets a bit seedy (as is often the case as you go deeper into the East Village). Overall, the west side of East 10th Street is great, but be wary the further you move east.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Nice to walk through"

10th street between fifth and 3rd avenues provides for some fo the most peaceful walking in New York City. It is not generally too crowded, as it is mostly residential and does not seem to attract too much traffic. It is host to a few, comfortable downstairs restaurants, and otherwise mostly townhouses and a couple residential buildings. Part of this street is host to a few NYU buildings and thus one can typically see al ot of students strolling along between their clases. The intersection with 3rd avenue hosts one of the best Tea House chains in the city, Saints Alps´ Teahouse. Although the wooden stools are not always too comfortable, and thus do not entice one to stay for a long time, the sesame black bubble tea is worth all the effort!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"East 10th Street"

I enjoyed this street and its flavor. As a kid growing up n the midwest, I always envisioned the summer in the big city to be filled with fun ad this street was my 9 year-old inner self coming true! Kids actually played stickball here and I was just waiting for one of them to break open the fire hydrant! For night activity, try the Dessert Bar for something sweet, or Plan B for a sour Martini when your Plan A fails. This street is also close to Tompkins Square Park!

East 10th is close to the following metro and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for young people!!

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Avenue B

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"Pretty good nightlife"
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"East Village Gem"
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