8.5 out of 10

Jane St, West Village

Ranked 3rd best street in West Village
40.7381399009453 -74.0057136386539
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"I love Jane!"

Jane Street is great. And, yeah, I'm slightly partial to just about any street in the West Village. But, it's one of my favorite streets. It's quaint, tree-lined, has beautiful buildings and a ton to do. It isn't a very big street but it packs a lot of punch. Jane starts at the West Side Highway. Right at the corner of Jane and West is the Jane Hotel. It was built in 1908 as a place for seamen visiting New York. All of the surviving crew from the Titanic was taken here in 1912 which is pretty cool. It's now an actual hotel that is better known for its trendy night haunt and attached restaurant. It's a shame that the Jane is so trendy because it is so cool. It looks very much like it's still the early 20th century in there. And, the ballroom section is incredible. You walk into that room and immediately feel like you've been transported to a time when you should be wearing driving gloves and nylons. You get snapped out of it pretty quickly when you see that it's punk hipsters ordering bottle service, though. Cafe Gitane, the restaurant is just ok. People swear by that place but I think the food is small and pretentious and the crowd thinks they're way too cool. The restaurant is a Soho kind of place to me.
The next block east is lined with incredibly old and beautiful buildings. They're very expensive and all reminiscent of the old New York we read about. Either 81 or 82 (historians debate this) Jane street is the address that Alexander Hamilton was taken when he was shot by Aaron Burr. The corner of Jane and Greenwich is a factory building from the 1800's that was converted into beautiful loft residences. This is where Phillip Seymour Hoffman lives. A bunch of writers, actors and artists who do quite well for themselves live on this block and the next block east (between Greenwich and Hudson) so artist sighting is pretty prolific in these parts. There's a really good and very old Italian restaurant on the corner. It's quite small and cozy.
The corner of Jane and 8th houses two of my favorite places in New York city. Tavern on Jane is great bar. I go here all the time and I'm never disappointed. It is so cozy and lovely and it's never too crowded. They also have great bar food. Across the street is my favorite restaurant in New York: Dell 'Anima. This place has unreal food. The octopus is a must. It is always packed though so you kind of have to make a reservation.
The corner of Jane and West 4th houses The Corner Bistro. It has been around since 1870 and serving drinks non--stop. It fronted as a flower shop during prohibition and it still serves the cheap and fun McSorley's ale. It has, in my opinion, the best burger in the city. It's like dying a lovely death eating one of those things.
Jane ends at Greenwich Avenue but that's more in New York greatness in a few blocks than some entire Avenues have. Two big thumbs up.
Pros
  • Adorable
  • Great restaurants
  • Bars
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
CP2 CP2
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
Jun 17, 2016

"A wonderful, historic street now threatened by two huge developments"

Did you know that the new owner of 85 Jane wants to build a private residence with TWO 90' towers, one made of glass that will glow at night? There's also an innappropriately large and glitzy building proposed for the former garage at 11 Jane. If you care anything about this wonderful street in the Greenwich Village Historic District, please attend the Landmarks hearings for these projects, currently scheduled for the same day: Tuesday, June 21 (2016) starting at 2:15 PM. For more information (or how to write to Landmarks if you cannot attend), please visit www.janestreetnyc.org, the website of the Jane Street Block Association. Thank you!
Pros
  • Adorable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • 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+

"West Village Charm"

Located just off busy Greenwich Avenue, Jane Street is filled with charming brownstones and colorful shops, giving the area the flair of Old World Charm with some decidedly New World innovation. From faux-classic bistros like Tartine and The Corner Bistro to up-and-coming nightclubs like Employees Only - a madhouse of a lounge, Jane Street and its surrounding area may well have it all. Tavern on Jane is the equivalent of this areas "local," a laid-back gastropub with a neighborly clientele. But with the West Side Market only a few steps away, eating out may seem like less of an appealing option than dining in on the latest trendy foodstuffs, from bok choy to arugula and endives. Despite the glut of dining and clubbing options in the area, however, this is still at its core a quiet, tree-lined street, as appealing to families with kids as it is to fashionistas. One of the city's hidden gems
5/5
2yrs+

"Such a simple name."

Jane Street lives up to it's name. It's quiet and unassuming, but it has a special quirk to it that is worth a stop. Last time i headed down to the area Grounded offered a great cup of coffee and Corner Bistro offered simple yet tasty food. Overall Jane Street is sweet and while there isn't anything to write home about for a tourist it's a nice place to live and a great place to just stop by.
3/5
2yrs+

"Jane Street Is Fantastic!"

Oh, Jane Street. I love Greenwich Village because as the numbers are removed from the street signs, so are some fof the typical New York City stereotypes: cold, dark, big, scary. Jane is anything but. There are beautiful trees, polite people, and a living ambiance that can't really be defined. There are all of the modern conveniences, and some good places to grub: Mi Concina which houses some wonderful Mexican food, El Faro, which is perfect for Spanish Cuisine, Pico Angelo, a great Italian restaurant, and Horatio's, which is delightfully decorated.

Jane Street is close to the following metro stations: A, C, E, L at 8th and 14th Street, 1,2,3 at 14th Street. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is heavy, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

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