5.0 out of 10

East 13 St, Greenwich Village

40.7346076763794 -73.9924430063682
Great for
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Safe & Sound
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  •  

Reviews

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

"Too crowded and young"

I'm not a huge fan of East 13th in Greenwich. Like the rest of 13th, it's insanely crowded and the bars and restaurant scene is for the young, rowdy and touristy. Some of the buildings are lovely but they're just not kept up quite like those on other streets.
The block between 5th and Uni is predominantly school buildings, apartments and little restaurants on the ground floor that cater to the student set. There's a cute little tea shop with a lovely courtyard on the north side of the street, but other than that, I try to stay out of the places around here. There are just too many kids and not enough charm. One noteworthy bit of history is at 17 E 13th. Anais Nin set up her publishing shop here in 1944.
The corner of 13th and Broadway is always a madhouse because of Union Square. But, I'm here quite a lot for a few reasons. One is the Chase Bank which goes without saying. One is the Greenwich outpost of Joe Coffee which is my favorite coffee shop in the city. And, the other is the Cosi on the northeast corner. It's on the ground floor of the Roosevelt Building which is gorgeous. And, the food in Cosi is great for fast food, there are always seats and they have free wifi. That place is like another office for me.
Across Broadway is one of the most popular movie theatres in the City. It is always packed but it's a pretty good theatre and it's central to just about every downtown neighborhood so it's a no brainer for meeting people. It used to be a famous real theatre called the Wallack so I guess it's nice that they kept the building somewhat in the family.
13th, to me, is such a commercial street that I wouldn't want to live on it. It's always ridiculously crowded and there are too many students and tourists. The street is safe because of that but it's also dirty and loud. And, because the businesses cater to that set there aren't a lot of noteworthy ones.
Pros
  • Convenience
  • Some cool buildings
Cons
  • Loud and crowded
  • Student enclave
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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