7.3 out of 10

Leroy St, West Village

Ranked 15th best street in West Village
40.7301915928471 -74.006441575569
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Quiet little street"

Leroy is a little street that is almost entirely residential. It's beautiful and old and extremely quiet. But, it's centrally located so access to things to do isn't a problem at all. And, because it's residential, there isn't nearly as much foot traffic as other streets in the neighborhood which, in my opinion, is a plus.
The intersection of Leroy and Washington is the site of a pretty awful historical crime. During the draft riots in 1863, a black man was beaten to death with a rock and died in a nearby hospital. His last word was only his last name when asked by doctors who he was. I can't even imagine how horrific that was and it's a pretty prolific reminder of how much this city changes and how much history there is for a city that hasn't even been around for 500 years. Speaking of death, the next block up (at Hudson) is a park that used to be a cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe would wander for inspiration. Seeing as most of the cemeteries in New York that become parks still have the actual bodies buried there, I can only guess that this one does as well. It's so bizarre to be enjoying a lovely day at a park with hundreds of dead people buried below you but that's New York for you.
For a brief block, Leroy changes into St. Luke's Place and then back into Leroy. I have no idea why that is, but the coolest thing about that block is 10 St. Lukes Place. The house was used as the exterior of the Huxtables house in The Cosby Show. They were supposed to live in Brooklyn Heights, but their house was, in fact, in the West Village. There's a library across the street from the Huxtables house and the block is really beautiful and relatively old (like most of the Village). Leroy is a pretty short street even for the neighborhood so it ends right after 7th Avenue. Will Smith used to live on the corner of Leroy and 7th so I think that's a pretty good indication of how pricey this little Leroy is. But, it's tree-lined, quiet and beautiful.
Pros
  • Gorgeous
  • historical legacy
  • Location
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Charming Greenwich Village Stret"

This picturesque street in the heart of Greenwich Village has been popular with artists and filmmakers alive, and is still a popular filming location for NYC-based dramas, among them Law & Order, The Job, Autumn in New York, and Wait Until Dark. The period red-brick houses, with wrought-iron balustrades and charming verdant ivy, are some of the most beautiful in Manhattan, rendering this historic neighborhood one of the city's most scenic. Luckily, scenic doesn't entail stagnant: there's plenty to do here in the heart of the West Village. Pay a visit to the homes of jazz age mayor Jimmy Walker and novelist Sherwood Anderson at numbers 5 and 12, respectively (though don't ask to go inside!), or check out Edgar Allan Poe's old haunt: the Trinity Parish Cemetery. Locals as well as tourists will find much to keep them here: while the street itself is largely residential, nearby side-streets offer plenty of dining and nightlife fare. Visit nearby Japanese restaurant "EN Japanese Brasserie," or have an old-fashioned romantic date at the Lelabar. Out of the Kitchen is another popular choice among locals.
Pros
  • Gorgeous
  • historical legacy
  • Location
Cons
  • a bit quiet
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
2yrs+

"Lots of retail and restaurants, near Hudson Park"

Leroy Street seemed to be a nice place to live when I visited the area. It runs alongside Hudson Park, which is a really nice well maintained park. The housing mostly consists of brick townhouses or row houses, which seemed very nice and I’m sure quite pricey. There is quite a bit on this street, a yoga studio, a great Japanese restaurant, and some unique produce markets and wine shops.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Love the Rowhouses"

Row house after rowhouse after rowhouse creates a warm and intimate feel to the street. It is quiet and generally lovely and while little actually happens on the street those around it are constantly busy and bumping so fun is never more than a short walk away. The uniformity and cleanliness of the area is really charming and interesting and absolutely makes it a place you would want to live.
3/5
2yrs+

"Saint Luke's Place"

St. Luke's Place is extremely convenient due to the several nearby metro stations. Though in ths neighborhood, many people do have cars, which is more convenient if you have a family. But if you’re single, there’s no reason you can’t go green! This is a nice neighborhood, and seems like a wonderful place to live. I was quite impressed. There's lots to do here in the village between shopping and dining and just walking and taking in the city life! Great place to live!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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