8.0 out of 10

Minetta St, Greenwich Village

Ranked 2nd best street in Greenwich Village
40.7298462410132 -74.0015002570381
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Quaint and quiet which is rare for lower Manhattan"

Minetta Street is a very quiet and cute tiny street in the Village. It was named for the stream that is now underground and it curves because it once followed the stream's path. All of the buildings on one side of the street are quite new and all of the buildings on the other side of the street are from the 1800's -- which I find to be very funny. This street used to be all freed slaves that were allowed to own land here. It's weird because there isn't any land here to speak of and it's so incredibly snobby / expensive. The building at the corner of Minetta and Minetta is absolutely hideous but it does actually have a fenced in front yard which I find quite amusing. You never see that in this neck of the woods. The building next door also has a courtyard of sorts which I guess goes back to the landowning days. The building that used to be the Black Fat Pussycat-- it still has the sign up is where Bob Dylan wrote "Blowin in the Wind." At the end of the block is the Minetta Triangle which is a tiny park. It kinda looks like it would have a stream in it so they did a good job with the design.
Not much to the street but one of the few streets in Greenwich that I would live on. It's lovely and Greenwich is predominantly quite rowdy.
  • Beautiful homes
  • Historical
  • Not tons to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Quiet street in a great position"

It is one of the few streets in Manhattan where you can walk without encountering anyone. Minetta Street looks like a dead end street. But it is not; it connects to Minetta Lane, which ends up in MacDougal Street. There are some uniquely shaped buildings that are worth a look. At the corner between Minetta Street and Minetta Lane, there is the Minetta Lane Theater, one of the few theaters in the neighborhood. Its quietness and the surrounding neighborhood make of Minetta Street a great place where to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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