7.4 out of 10

Ludlow St, Lower East Side

Ranked 4th best street in Lower East Side
40.7152320003588 -73.9908455024279
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Jam Packed street of food and fun"

Ludlow really starts off with a bang with Katz' Deli right on the corner. Katz is one of the two best deli's in the city and it's quite famous. It's the deli with the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally. The pastrami is pretty killer. I recommend it to any visitors that want a downtown deli. There are a ton of bars on this block as well. Max Fish is across the street and it's probably the most popular one. It has been around since the 80's and it's very Lower East Side. There's a grilled cheese spot a few doors down that's perfect after a few too many hours at the Max Fish if you catch my drift.
The block between Stanton and Rivington is where the LES really gets ahold of the street. Pianos is right on the corner. And, it's a great dive bar with live acts ranging from music to comedy. Cakeshop, the creepiest but most awesome coffee shop is right next door to that. And, down the street is 'inoteca which is a fantastic restaurant that has a jammin brunch. There are also a lot of funky shops on this block so you could actually never leave this block for an entire day and have things to do.
But, you don't have to stay on that block because the good times keep going after you cross Rivington. Spitzer's, on the corner, is another lovely little restaurant with a long beer list. There's also a crazy, Bulgarian bar called Mehanata that's pretty fun if you're into crazy. But, my personal favorite spot on this block is Motor City. It is one of the scariest of dive bars of all time and I love it. Some of my favorite memories in New York have occurred in that disgusting bar. The rest of the street is all schools and apartment buildings until you get down to Canal where you hit yet another fantastic restaurant: Les Enfants Terribles. The food is great, the restaurant is lovely and it always has a great energy.
Ludlow is one of the most Lower East Side streets of the Lower East Side. It's fun and lively and loud. It's too loud at times and sometimes dirty but there's so much going on, it's kind of hard to care. I really enjoy Ludlow. It's one of my favorite streets in the neighborhood.
Pros
  • music venues
  • nightlife scene
Cons
  • grimy
  • traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A Kicking Street!"

Delancey Street is in the SOHO district of New York City. It is bustling with culture everywhere you look. The part of Delancey I lived on would be considered a little “rough,” but you can also find some good friends among neighbors. Nobody sleeps on this street, so for those that enjoy peace and quiet, you probably won’t get it. I loved it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish Hey, Delancey's definitely not in SoHo, no way. Maybe the Lower East Side, and yeah, there are parts that look a little rough.
2yrs+
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Better as an idea than as a reality"

Delancey Street has been what it is now for a good while: dirty, loud, trafficky, and somehow the beloved, for all that, with the trendy crowd. It was at one time a center of Jewish culture and settlement, and there are still a couple of kosher places near the Williamsburg Bridge that have held out and since become venerable institutions. It does have some nice examples of art deco architecture, but I find the buildings and atmosphere rather grimy. I too am an enthusiastic patron of the Bowery Ballroom, for high quality concerts, and the street is generally an important mainstay of the Lower East Side nightlife and music scene. However, I don't find it at all pleasant to be there in person, walking down the street. It is a huge, glutted street with roaring traffic that leads right to the Williamsburg Bridge. It feels impersonal, and it is impersonal. There seem to be a lot of people just standing around on the sidewalk in the middle of the afternoon, apparently doing nothing. What might be forgotten about Delancey in the romantic descriptions of its nightlife and “arty” scene, is that it is near to a lot of lower income housing developments, where life isn't really about the next hottest band and beer joint.
Pros
  • music venues
  • nightlife scene
Cons
  • grimy
  • traffic
  • chaos of sights and sounds
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Home is where the art is"

Whether you love music, history or art-deco architecture and settings, Delancey Street is going to offer something for everyone. This famous location houses the Bowery Ballroom which plays host to a range of gigs on its different levels. So whether you want to rock out, enjoy a drink in the lounge or just admire the stunning design and feel of a venue that has seen and done it all, Delancey Street is the place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
2/5
2yrs+

"Cheap shops and the Williamsburg Bridge"

Delancey St is an eight-lane, median divided street in the Lower East Side. It stretches from The Bowery to the East River. This street was famous for being a main shopping street in the Jewish Lower East Side. Today, you can find cheap delis and shops. I am not sure about their quality, though. The surrounding area offers interesting options for going out at night, particularly, in Ludlow, Rivington, and Clinton streets. Delancey Street is where the Williamsburg Bridge starts.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"You'll never be bored"

Delancey is one of my favorite streets – it can be pretty busy with street traffic as well as pedestrian traffic during the day, but at night it slows down a lot. I’ve seen a few shows at the Bowery Ballroom music venue, and can’t really complain (it’s one of those large-yet-intimate venues).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Bargain basement shopping"

Delancey Street offers bargain shopping for everyone who wants to indulge. The area is lined with bargain and discount shops for everything from apparel to kitchen equipment. Hyperactive is a hot spot along the road and a few coffeehouses and a Starbucks will satisfy the caffeine urges of the masses. it's filled with young professionals and aspiring artists offering an interesting mix of people to chat with. Overall it's a friendly and casual area that is not for the faint of heart.
2/5
2yrs+

"You've seen it all before......"

Despite the romantic notion that people may have about Delancey Street, don’t waste your time. While it was at one time the heart of the Jewish area of the lower East Side, it is now full of bargain stores and check-cashing places. It has a very diverse population with low-income to yuppie professional types. While you can probably find a great pastrami sandwich at one of the good delis, skip it. It isn’t worth the trip.
Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish What I thought too.
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+

"Old New York is All About Delancey Street"

Delancey Street is one of my favorite streets in New York. I went here first because it's mentioned in a song by Regina Spektor (who I love), and I fell in love with this neighborhood!

Delancey cuts across the island all the way from the Williamsburgh Bridge to the Bowery, and taking a walk here puts you back in the Manhattan of the movies, from the Godfather to every film Woody Allen ever made. I've walked here with my boyfriend and it's the quintessenial New York Experience.

The shops of Orchard Street are just to the south, and the entire street is jam packed with discount and bargain shops (my favorite kind!). At night there are lots of great old dive bars here, too.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Delancey St, A cool place to hang out"

Delancey Street is one of the main thoroughfares of Manhattan's Lower East Side, running east from the Bowery to connect to the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn. This is a busy street with a lot of billboards hanging. Delancey Street is named after James De Lancey. Delancey Street is famous for its discount and bargain clothing stores. I visited the famous Bowery Ballroom.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Delancey St, A nice place"

Whenever I visit New York I have to visit Delancey St. Trust Me guys it's a very busy street with a lot of billboards hanging here & there. Delancey Street is famous for its discount and bargain clothing stores. Delancey Street is named after James De Lancey. I always visit the famous Bowery Ballroom.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"A good place to hang out"

This street was named in honor of James De Lancey. It is an eight lane, Median divided street. A wide range of buisnesses are found in this area. Delancy Street is known for its discount clothing stores. There are also professional artist and singers earning by performing on this street. I took some snaps of the famous Bowery Ballroom.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"About Delancey Street"

Delancey Street is another street in New York City named after a man named Delancey who once owned a farm on the street in the early colonial days. Delancey Street was once a high-rent shopping district--though by 1922. Through much of the 20th Century, the street went through some hard times-- which is why rapper Dana Dane's 1987 hit ''Delancey Street'' is about being held up at gunpoint while shopping for clothes. However, I think it is best known after a film called Crossing Delancey; it is about a Jewish woman finding love on the ethnic south side of the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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