6.4 out of 10

East 24th St, Madison Square

Ranked 3rd best street in Madison Square
40.741190502945 -73.9867039958138
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Commercial block with Danny Meyer treats"

This stretch of 24th only runs from Park Avenue directly into the park, so there's not really a whole hell of a lot going on. I'm not even sure that you can live on this block of 24th because it's taken up by the Credit Suisse Bank and the Met Life Tower. Both buildings are from the early 20th century and they're lovely, but pretty boring on the inside -- what with banking and all.
The ground floor of the Credit Suisse building does have one noteworthy little nugget on the ground floor: 11 Madison Park. This is Danny Meyer's very famous, very expensive restaurant. It won the James Beard award last year so it has been pretty booked up. The interior is very sharp and the service is impeccable but I think maybe a little too impeccable. We went here for lunch for my sister's graduation last year and I get why foodies are very impressed, but I was felt just so-so about it. The food is very complicated and I appreciate good food but the seven courses of tiny weird concoctions just isn't my speed. But, people go bananas over this place.
For those who agree with me about food (and crazy lunch bills), Danny Meyer's Shake Shack is just across at the park. The line is always really long and seating is hard to find, but they do deliver a pretty dynamite burger and that doesn't cost a thousand large. It's just a bit of a bummer when it's cold out.
All in all, this block of 24th isn't bad at all. It's just commercial so even if you could live here, it's not the most happening block in the area.
Pros
  • Shake shack
  • The park
Cons
  • Commercial
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"A Little Bit of Peace!"

I love walking along East 24th street, it is one of those real gems in the city, where each city block is cramped with as many tiny, but great restaurants that can fit within it. The best part is that in the middle of the city block, you hit Madison Square Park, which boasts one of the greatest Milkshake restaurants in the city. The Shake Shack in the middle of the park offers some of the greatest mid summer or early fall treats, and if you're not in the mood for something cold you can always grab a burger or something else off their tasty menu. I love to walk my dog through this park, as she always meets some new people, and some new doggy friends! This is one of the friendly blocks in Manhattan; i have never had an unpleasant experience visiting this street. It's worth a look!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Turkish Food Can Be Delicious, In Small Places"

East 24th street is similar to rest in this wonderful neighborhood. A friend of mine and I did some walking on this street and discovered a great Turkish restaurant called Caucus Food LLC. The place was TINY though, only seating couples and only had about 8 tables. A lot of places in this area are similar in that they’re tiny but packed which only means one thing in city : great food! I would love to go back and try it, of course we couldn’t be seated because we didn’t have a reservation. Other wise, there was a building with a really cute garden and generally, all of the buildings in this area are wonderful.


East 24th street is close to the following metro station: 6 at 23rd street , and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is heavy and it is a good neighborhood for all kinds of people .

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