4.9 out of 10

Market St, Lower East Side

40.7125738240923 -73.9943987263436
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • No ratings yet


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"An anthropological expedition"

Standing at the beginning of Market Street, looking just under the Manhattan Bridge at a bewildering array of flashing plastic toys for sale and varieties of dried mushrooms in bins, some woman approached me with an aggressive “Where are you going?” and pressed an inter-city bus service brochure into my hand. Apparently, the only reason a non-local would have for being on Market Street is if he's trying to catch an economy bus to Boston or Philadelphia. This is a street with a very distinct character, though not a street you'd really be able to recommend to visitors. Walking downtown from the Manhattan Bridge, you might get the feeling you're not in Kansas any more. After a point, the signs are not translated into English, and the flashy kind of Chinatown gives way to an old-style brick-and-iron sooty Chinatown that feels like it's from another century. This is the real deal Chinatown, where real people raise real families, and have built community ties that go back for generations. You won't exactly feel welcomed here, and I imagine that's how the locals want it. There's not a lot to do but just move along, till you cross the East River Parkway and get a look out over the water at Brooklyn.
  • an old style neighborhood street where not a lot has changed
  • visitors not necessarily welcome

Best Streets in Lower East Side


Allen St

"Main drag between neighborhoods"
40.7176326544406 -73.9913173372372

East 1st St

"Awesome and Entertaining"
40.7227673383724 -73.9872343367454

Canal St

"Good nightlfe in the heart of L.E.S"
40.7146156779545 -73.9909545443577

Ludlow St

"You'll never be bored"
40.7152320003588 -73.9908455024279

Norfolk St

"Great place to live"
40.7190781174943 -73.9870170729171

Division St

"Orchard Street.....rocking place!!!"
40.714042379524 -73.9965952067198

Delancey St

"Ludlow for nightlife"
40.7173227545271 -73.983649710926

Henry St

"Nice residential area "
40.7128477877172 -73.9965220845705

Columbia St

"Columbia Street is Ok"
40.7172662462831 -73.9801400203834

Forsyth St

"For the younger set"
40.7143486858765 -73.9941813895633

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More