5.1 out of 10

East 4 St, NoHo

40.7278789546514 -73.9931690290962
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Cool little chunk of East 4th"

Aside from the area immediately surrounding Broadway, East 4th is a great street as it runs through Noho. It's pretty quiet for New York and though there aren't any bars or restaurants, it's so close to so many, that you wouldn't notice. I like East 4th. It's right in the mix without being on the mix.
There's this really ugly building on the south corner of East 4th where a lot of celebrities have lived. Rob Lowe, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and Britney Spears have all lived in this building so the units must be insanely nice. But, man, the facade of this building is heinous. The building across the street isn't so great either. But, then again, nothing around Broadway is really all that pleasing to the eye. The block is really small and these two monstrosities don't do much to make it quaint.
The block of East 4th at Lafayette makes a marked departure from the modern atrocities of the previous block, that's for sure. There's a weird, but old looking building on the north side of the street that used to be a Press building. I think it's just apartments now. Next door to that building is one of the weirdest and coolest things in the city: The Merchant House Museum. It's a house built in 1832 that stayed in one family the entire time. The homeowner was very old fashioned and when his daughter inherited the house, the family no longer had money to move to the more fashionable uptown or to make any sort of advancements. When the daughter died, the house stood as a time capsule from 1832. A distant cousin walked into the house after he inherited the property and his jaw hit the floor. He immediately turned it into a museum. This place is so interesting because everything down to the furniture and plates is from the original homeowner in the original fashion. They have a candlelight tour here on Halloween that is awesome and really creepy. I highly suggest it. The house next door was owned by the same family but is really run down. I don't know who owns it now but they really need to do something as it's one of the few townhouses left in this part of town.
Across the street from the Merchant House is this cute little wine bar with an ugly as sin bar next to it. I've never been into B Bar and I have no intention to. Anything that uses a neon sign at an attempt to be ironic most likely doesn't share my taste in anything.
East 4th doesn't run through Noho for very long. It's not a jamming street by any means, but there are some cool historical places to see and it's a great area.
Pros
  • In the mix
Cons
  • No bar or restaurants on the street
  • Around Broadway it's crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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