6.7 out of 10

East 2 St, Bowery

40.7249717619301 -73.9904482438492
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students

Reviews

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

"Great, lively street"

2nd has a little run through the Bowery, but like a lot of streets in this neighborhood, it packs a lot into a little bit of street. 2nd in the Bowery starts at Bowery and this block is named Joey Ramone Place. Right at the corner there's a very trendy brunch place called Peels. It's owned by the Freemans people and the staff is very Freemans looking (hipster / lumberjack) but the clientele is often pretty yuppie because of the neighborhood. I think the food is just ok but there's a great vibe in here and it always seems to be busy. Next to Peels is a home goods store called John Derian which is actually in the space of the loft where the Ramones used to live (hence, the honorary name). It's a cool shop but it's definitely not Ramones-ish.
Across 2nd, there's a great Anthology Films Archive place that has the craziest old movies. It's a devastatingly cool spot and I highly recommend it. The same block holds an all boys school, a church, a gorgeous little cemetery. The rumor of this place is that the first of the buried Europeans in New York are at this spot. There are a couple of apartment buildings on this block as well though I'm not sure I'd want to live next to a cemetery, cool as I think they are.
The next block, however, has some beautiful apartment buildings and one of the best neighborhood bars right on the corner of Avenue A. What's not to love. I really like 2nd. There's a lot going on just around the street that you don't run out of things to do. But, the actual street isn't quite as chaotic as a lot of east side streets. I would love here without a doubt.
Pros
  • Cool apartments
  • Some great bars and restaurants
Cons
  • loud
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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