6.9 out of 10

NoHo

Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Manhattan
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Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Families with kids

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Noho is a fantastic place to live in the thick of Manhattan"

Noho is a great neighborhood to live in downtown Manhattan that is just north of the very touristy Soho. The name Noho stands for North of Houston (as does Soho which is South of Houston), as Houston St is the southern street that borders Noho. There are a lot of NYU students living in Noho but don't let that turn you off, it really is one of the perfect areas to live as it has great access to subways, is very close to the East Village and Soho, and there are some great restaurants in the area.

The only downside I can think of is that it can be quite a noisy neighborhood, especially if you live right on Broadway. But it's NYC, most of the areas are noisy.

Highly recommended.
Pros
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • excellent restaurants
  • great bar scene
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"NoHo – A Real Neighborhood Feeling"

New Yorkers just love coming up with shortened nicknames for their neighborhoods, and it was only a matter of time before SoHo (the hipster area South of Houston Street) spawned an uptown neighbor called NoHo (the hipster area North of Houston). It is a stylish, inviting area that runs north from Houston Street to East 9th Street, and west to east from Mercer Street to the Bowery.

NoHo is incredibly inviting and friendly. Unlike other neighborhoods in Manhattan, it has lots of welcoming benches and public spaces where residents and visitors can sit and enjoy their surroundings. There’s a lot to enjoy! Businesses include trendy clothing boutiques, home furnishing stores, antique shops, and (of course) an appropriate number of bars and eateries.

Nearby subways make NoHo extremely accessible. The N and R trains stop at Eighth Street and get you to midtown in about 15 minutes. You can catch the B, D, F and M trains at Broadway-Lafayette station and make a connection to the downtown No. 6 train. There is a cross-town bus on 8th Street.

NoHo was hit hard by the real estate meltdown and property values took quite a hit. The neighborhood remains pricey, however: the cost of a studio averages $299,000 while a floor-through in a post-war co-op with four fireplaces and a balcony is being sold for $19.5 million. Rental prices are comparable to other upscale Manhattan neighborhoods with studios renting at around $3,000 and one-bedrooms at about $4,000.

What makes NoHo truly special is what you don’t find here: no big box stores, chain restaurants, or multiplexes. NoHo has been designated a historic district by the Landmarks Preservation Society, so you can be sure that this neighborhood won’t be changing any time soon. And while there are plenty of high-rises in NoHo, most buildings are under 5 stories, and you can depend on area residents to fight to keep it that way.
Pros
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • excellent restaurants
  • great bar scene
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"NoHo: Centrally Located Posh Area for Those Who Can Afford It"

NoHo is a centrally located neighborhood in Manhattan which begins at Houston Street and runs North to 14th Street. It's only a few blocks wide but is comprised mostly of really expensive loft apartment buildings. It's a very artsy, ritsy area which can be enjoyed for what it is -- a great place to stroll, but for the average person it is a not so great place to shop. Prices are just way over the average person's head. The area is as Green as you can get. New businesses in this area really strive to be Green and to meet the expectation of their residents which are mostly professionals who have been working hard all their lives and have stored up quite a bit of savings. They can afford to spend the extra money on Green materials and they like to see it in the businesses they patronize such as yoga studios and the like.

Great places to eat at are Great Jones and Il Bucco. It's a great place to stroll through in the summer. Each part of Manhattan has its own personality and NoHo is of no exception.

Transportation is great here so if you are lucky enough to find digs here you will find it easy to get around. The area is very well maintained and you will feel safe and at ease when walking around here at night. Just be careful when venturing outside this particular area. NoHo offers tourists a respite from the craziness of uptown so if you need a break from the hustle and bustle spend a day here and rejuvenate.
Pros
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • excellent restaurants
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"NoHo--Isn't This Astor Place?"

I have lived in and around Manhattan my entire life and have yet to hear anyone talk about going to "NoHo". It seems to be a fiction invented by realtors to move property. It is located between Soho, Greenwich Village and the East Village. NoHo stands for North of Houston Street just as Soho stands for south of Houston Street.

It is a triangular-shaped historic area roughly bordered by Houston to the south, Broadway to the west, and Astor Place to the east. It is nearly equi-distant from the Hudson River and East River and is surrounded by five different neighborhoods: the East Village to the east; Greenwich Village to the west, Lower east Side to the southeast, Nolita to the south, and Soho to the southwest.

The area is filled with loft-style apartments perfect for artists. They are great demand despite the high rents. It is a very safe neighborhood. A large proportion the population is young and attending New York University (NYU) and the purple flags of the college are in evidence throughout the neighborhood. Noho has many large chain stores, in addition and Ann Taylor Loft and Swatch store. There are also many cute shops including Rafe on Bleecker Street which carriers high end bags and shoes; Eye Canday on Layfayette where you can find vintage-style jewelry and accessories; and Classic Kickes, which showcases high-end sneakers;

There are also a plethora of nice places to eat such as the Great Jones Cafe, located on Great Jones Street and offering a good selection of Cajun food, Bond Street, serving upscale Japanese fair, Bianca, fine Italian food in a warm and inviting atmosphere, and Il Buco on Bond Street offering Mediterranean cuisine with a great Sunday brunch.

There are also some beautiful buildings in this neighborhood with perhaps the most beautiful being Grace Church, located on 10th Street and Broadway, and often referred to as a "masterpiece of architecture." Also in the area is the Joseph Papp Public Theater, as well as the Astor Place theater where Blue Man Group Tube has been running for years. Both theaters are located on Lafayette Street just south of Astor Place (so named after the industrialist John Jacob Astor).

Noho is served by 5 different subway lines: the B,D,F,V and 6.
Pros
  • close to major transport
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • excellent restaurants
  • decent bar scene
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"SoHo's Boring Little Brother"

In over 15 years of living in New York, I have never actually heard a New Yorker say the word "NoHo" but then again, we don't really consider it its own neighborhood. More like that two block strip you have pass through to get from one part of the Village to the other.

While SoHo (south of Houston Street) is a cool little place with awesome shopping and decent food, NoHo is a cute little chic "neighborhood" that no one ever really mentions. There is no great food or shopping or living, but then again, it's only a few city blocks.

Living here is pricey, mostly because the apartments are large and you are close to the Village, SoHo, Nolita, and the Lower East Side. The buildings are nice enough but there is not much else to this "exclusive", overpriced piece of a neighborhood.

Visiting here will not amount to a whole lot of fun experiences. SoHo is great to do some shopping and the Village is great for food and drinks but NoHo provides a little of both with little quality but a lot of price. The restaurants and bars are very pricey. But really, who cares? It's just a few blocks to pass through en route to a better destination.
Pros
  • central location
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • lacking in personality
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Nice neighborhood bordering SoHo, East Village, and Greenwich Village"

NoHo stands for north of Houston Street (just like SoHo stands for south of Houston Street). It's a neighborhood in southern Manhattan that runs up to Astor Place (8th Street) and west to east from Broadway to the Bowery. More or less, it's between Greenwich Village and the East Village. Like SoHo, it's filled with lofts, so apartments here are very much in demand. Good luck if you snag one (especially if you can actually afford it!)

This area used to be a bit seedy, but that hasn't been the case for a long time. It's a very nice area now, although I still prefer SoHo, even if SoHo is a bit more hoity-toity. For years, I considered this area to be part of SoHo, and I don't think I was alone. Suddenly, people started calling it NoHo. Joseph Papp's Public Theater is in this neighborhood, as well as the Astor Place Theater, where Blue Man Group has been running for years. These theaters are on the lovely stretch of Lafayette Street south of Astor Place (which has a great deal of history, by the way, and is named after John Jacob Astor.)

I'd love to live in this area, but I don't have delusions of being able to afford it, even if a loft became available. If you have the bucks, though, go for it! It's a great place to live, filled with students, professionals, and people in the arts. And it's right next door to SoHo, Nolita, the East Village, and Greenwich Village.
Pros
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • great bar scene
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • excellent restaurants
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"A Pass-Through Downtown Hood"

The name Noho, "north of Houston" implies that this neighborhood is a counterpart of Soho. Well...no. It's so tiny, it's hardly a neighborhood, and there's not much to define it other than Astor Place, which sort of acts as a hub for the village - get off the subway there and walk one way for the East Village, one way for the West Village, etc. Noho is so small that there's just a few of everything to even consider. There are a few stores, but none too exciting as most are generic chain stores. There are a few restaurants, but none great enough to recommend. There are a few good bars actually worthy of a mention - Phebe's is a nice, sprawling spot with a solid drinks and food menu, great if you like sports. B Bar is a laid-back bar with a hint of chichi in the prices and decor, but a nice place to hang out for hours on end, especially on warmer nights in the back courtyard. Noho can boast culture in the way of the Public Theater, a reputable New York venue for many years. It's also home to the prestigious Cooper Union. Other than that, though, Noho is a spot you'll probably be passing through to get to other downtown neighborhoods.
Pros
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • decent bar scene
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • lacking in personality
  • overrun with drunk students
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"NoHo? No, no, no..."

NoHo (are we really calling it that? Isn't this just Astor Place?) isn't really a neighborhood. The Upper West Side is a neighborhood. Gramercy is a neighborhood. NoHo is an area with an invented name, full of nomadic students and city drifters.

Not that it's a bad place. The Public Theatre is here and the architecture is pretty awesome. Huge loft apartments are common and Matt Damon lives here (well hidden, mind you). It's also home to much of NYU's sprawl...dominating the area in both buildings and students and, well, wannabe students.

What's so bad about having one of the best colleges in the country in your backyard? You'd think this might be a benefit...with more educational opportunities, performances, academic achievement...you might think this. But NYU is a private University and non-students have ZERO access to any NYU resources. Security is tight.

I imagine this area would be more fun if I were an NYU student, but to the non-student NoHo is mostly a series of closed doors.

In closing, I also encourage you NOT to eat here. A soup and sandwich will cost you an arm and a leg. No standout eating in this area...no matter what their exteriors make you think.
Pros
  • central location
Cons
  • Crowded
  • lacking in personality
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Definitely part of NYUland"

After living in Noho for years (without ever actually calling it “Noho” to a fellow New Yorker) I have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this neighborhood.

This little stretch of streets is really inundated by NYU. There are the purple flags of NYU flying over many of the buildings. A huge number of the residents are disproportionately young, which means they are college students. There are tons of hipsters and goths and just regular kids going to college. NYU kids, though, are pretty cool as college students go. I used to be one, so I know these things.

Noho, though, has a lot of chain stores. There’s a Swatch store and a Bank of America and every time I stumble on the sidewalk I reach out a steadying hand and encounter a Starbucks. Astor place is home to a shoe store. But you can still get a tattoo or rent some porn, so all is not lost.

That said, there are some beautiful buildings, like Grace Church, which is a stunning building with gorgeous architecture and windows. But across from Grace Church is an Au Bon Pain. And down the street is an Ann Taylor Loft.

It’s a very safe neighborhood and a convenient one to live in. It’s not as cool as it was, but it’s still pretty nice.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Noho is really a neighborhood! ...I think."

Unlike many people, I'll admit that Noho exists - well, barely. It's not exactly a huge slice of Manhattan, but it seems legitimate enough. This used to be one of my favorite areas of the city when I was in my early twenties. Astor Place is charming enough, and this piece of Broadway is home to the Strand - possibly the world's greatest used book store.

The surrounding area is much prettier than Noho - the East Village has some lovely buildings, but the area around Cooper Square isn't nearly as attractive. The new Cooper Union building is, um, interesting, and I would recommend taking a peak at it - no matter how out of it actually seems when taken in with the surrounding architecture. (I must admit to being a fan of the old building - it's much more classic and visually appealing than the new residence, which is full of curves, sharp angles, steel and glass.)

The one thing that keeps me coming back to Noho is Astor Wines & Spirits - truly a great New York City staple, and they offer some of the best tastings I've ever taken in for free.
Pros
  • decent bar scene
  • central location
  • close to major transport
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • lacking in personality
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Incredible location"

NoHo (North of Houston) is the counterpart of SoHo (South of Houston). It is wedged between Greenwich Village and the East Village. It is also a relatively new neighborhood in terms of Manhattan
nomenclature, since it was named only as recently as 1999. However, it contains many historic turn of the century houses and office buildings. Among the most beautiful and notable are the Public Theater on Lafayette Street, and a part of the Collonade Row which is just across the street from it. Also right nearby is the new Cooper Union building, a really interesting piece of architecture, though you can't see all the great design details inside the building unless you're a student. Many of the residential options in this area are loft style apartment buildings, so the real estate here is quite expensive. In addition, it is incredibly central, with Astor Place being a hub of traffic of sorts. A lot of the best eating and bar options in the area are actually more in the neighboring East Village or Greenwich Village, but you just can't beat this neighborhood for its central location.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Not convinced that it stands as a neighborhood alone, but it's cool"

Noho is the area above Soho that sort of melts in Greenwich. It's basically where a lot of NYU is, and because of that, has a lot of students in it. But, it doesn't have the inundated with student antics vibe quite like Greenwich does, so it's a little more pretentious / clean.
Noho is packed pretty densely with restaurants, bars and cafes as well as little shops. The most notable area, to me, of Noho is Astor Place. There is the infamous Astor Starbucks: it's huge, it smells funny, it's packed and I'm pretty sure it's the porthole to crazytown. I have actually seen a person shaving another person's back in the Starbucks and, apparently, it wasn' the first time something like this has happened.
The Astor Kmart area is really heavily trafficked with corporate youngsters running to pick up a sandwich, people hanging outside of the Public Theatre and a whole bunch of certifiably crazy people talking to themselves on any given corner. Basically, it's a great place to people watch; there's every kind of life form hustling around this area.
The restaurants aren't award winning because of the college factor and I wouldn't entirely describe it a neighborhood because it's just too urban and bustly, but it's an avoidable place. And, it's not unpleasant.
Pros
  • central location
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • close to major transport
  • everyone dressed so well
  • excellent restaurants
  • great bar scene
Cons
  • Crowded
  • expensive
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Quiet but with a huge 'hipness' factor"

NoHo is yet another acronym for the term ‘North of Houston’. This small neighborhood which is located in the midst of Lower Manhattan is extremely popular with professionals, celebrities, artists and writers who enjoy the easy accessibility it offers to other ‘trendy’ neighborhoods of New York City like the East and West Village. Noho is bounded by Houston Street to the south, Bowery and Third Avenue to the East, Broadway to the West and East 8th street to the North.
The real estate landscape of this neighborhood features the much coveted and generally very expensive airy lofts, 19th century historic townhouses and low pre-war buildings though in recent times the neighborhood has also witnessed the construction of glitzy condominium buildings especially along Bond Street . In fact Bond Street is known in real estate circles as ‘condo row’ as it is home to several luxurious buildings like 40 Bond Street, 25 Bond and 48 Bond Street.
Aside from residential buildings the area is also populated by swanky shops and restaurants like Chinatown Brasserie, BondStreet Sushi, Mercat and the perennially popular café Noho Star. Some of the trendy stores located in Noho include the New York outpost of the Florentine fragrance and beauty company Santa Maria Novella, the renowned vintage store Screaming Mimis and the clothing and accessories store which belongs to Patricia Field , the NYC stylist responsible for creating ‘the looks’ on SATC a.k.a Sex and the City.
Pros
  • Chic, stylish and very New York
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • everyone dressed so well
  • excellent restaurants
  • great bar scene
Cons
  • Expensive to buy and rent because it is so desirable
  • Crowded
  • expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Well, there's Astor Place"

Noho exists and I know because I saw a sign hanging over Broadway, somewhere below 14th Street, that said, “Welcome to Noho.” That bit of affirmation notwithstanding, I am suspicious of this area really having congealed into a place that has an atmosphere and style unique from the neighborhoods that surround it. The name feels a lot like a real estate invention than a true neighborhood, and I find it an area rather hard to quantify. Purists might just argue this used to be the divisor between Greenwich Village and the East Village, and why do we need to give it a special name? Just because the NYU kids have taken it over? One of its odd distinctions in my book is that it is an area much, much better suited to shopping at the major clothing stores than Soho is, especially on weekends. Why is that? Because every one of the stores that line Broadway in Soho, like Gap and Banana Republic, is replicated on the stretch of Broadway that runs up to 14th Street. And because you're not in Soho, there are just fewer crowds, and you can actually shop in peace, even on weekends. Another odd feature of Noho is that its center is at Astor Place, a place I would only experience while passing through on my way elsewhere, and hardly a destination of its own. I do love the gorgeous building that houses the Public Theater and the huge spaciousness of the lofts on Great Jones Street.
Pros
  • central location
  • close to major transport
  • great bar scene
Cons
  • overrun with drunk students
  • lacking in personality
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists
  • Students
3/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic artistic neighborhood that's only a little pretentious..."

SoHo's younger sister, NoHo - North of Houston Street - may not have quite the cachet of SoHo itself, but this downtown enclave of lofts and galleries is nevertheless up there when it comes to fashionable downtown neighborhoods. As effectively the "center" of downtown Manhattan, with easy access to the East and West Villages, Bowery, SoHo, Tribeca, and more, it can command high process, and its historic nineteenth and early-twentieth century houses, meticulously preserved by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Committee, only drive the cost per square foot up further.

NoHo has an artsy reputation; while its lofts might sell for millions today, they're more likely to go to wealthy graphic designers than to investment bankers. Cultural highlights in the area include the fantastic Angelika Film Centre, one of the best art house theatres in the city (with an excellent cafe to boot!), the Astor Place Theatre for stage finds, the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, and popular bookstores Mercer Street Books and Shakespeare and Company, both of whom cater to a more literary crowd than your average chains.
Uraniumfish
Uraniumfish What lofts and galleries do you mean? As far as I know the area it's not a big gallery place nor is it typically loft-filled. Condos and co-ops are rather the typical residences here,
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Artists, bookstores, and vintage tees"

NoHo is a quiet and small neighborhood that assists SoHo in sandwiching in Greenwich Village. NoHo is a lot different in regards to tranquility than its southern neighbor, despite its closeness to New York University (NYU).

NoHo used to be nothing but farmland, but now is a fashionable and hip commodity in Manhattan. The neighborhood is also home to many historic and early nineteenth century architecture, including Colonnade Row, the Cable Building, Joseph Papp Public Theater, and Merchant’s House Museum (a home dating back to the 1800s).

Retail stores can be located on Broadway, where you will find the local favorite Andy’s Chee-Pees. Andy’s features the largest selection of vintage tees and punk leather jackets in NYC. Here you will never spend too much money and always leave happy!

NoHo offers many residential lofts that have become quite popular among local artists and writers. As a result, the neighborhood boasts many bookstores like Shakespeare & Co. and Mercer Street Books. Several theaters are spread throughout the area too, like Angelika Film Center located on Houston and Mercer.

Every August, NoHo partakes in Summer Streets, where major city streets are turned into pedestrian walkways. NoHo is getting more and more “green” with every passing year.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"In-between tourist hot spots"

This is a pretty cool neighborhood – it basically picks up the shopping where SoHo leaves off (though the shops up here may be leaning a bit more to the NYU crowd and a bit less toward the more affluent SoHo sect). Lafayette Street in NoHo was once one of the most fashionable streets in town, though it’s pretty hard to tell now. There is a Crunch on this street, though, where I used to haul my athletic shoes after work – they have an awesome facility, though I don’t know if I would pay those prices again before checking out other gyms in the area.
4/5
2yrs+

"Noho, the trendy Lower East Side."

This creative neighborhood is filled with a diverse spectra of people, restaurants, store, apartments, and life itself. NoHo has always home to a sort of elite class of people, known for their distinctive style and taste. This popular neighborhood, located north of Houston Street to East 9th Street and east from Broadway and Mercer to Lafayette Street, is filled with unique treasures on every block. One of the main attributes of the neighborhood are the sprawling lofts located in the huge apartment buildings lining each street. Home to a variety of people, including various celebrities, as well as office spaces for trendy businesses and companies, NoHo is a pocket of class within the sea of “everything” known as the Lower East Side.

Shopping in this neighborhood is as good as it gets, with offerings ranging from chain store to unique vintage stores. Dining in this neighborhood is just as diverse, with wonderful ethnic restaurants as well as classic American dives. Entertainment in Noho is great, hosting some of the most popular and chic cafes, bars, and nightspots in the city. NoHo is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, as it more classically New York than its more recently developed neighbors. On Broadway and other streets, the architecture is astounding with beautiful townhomes and cobble stone streets. NoHo is a beautiful neighborhood, filled with a sophisticated yet youthful flare.

Getting to know NoHo:

Transportation in NoHo is quite convenient with cab and buses readily available, though many New Yorkers rely on the subway for transportation. To get to NoHo, take the F or V trains to Broadway-Lafayette Street, the C or E trains to Spring Street, or the N or R trains to Prince Street. These trains are well-connected with other parts of the city, including the Midtown area.

Real Estate:
To Rent: Studio or 1 Bedroom apartment- 4,000 or greater
Loft- $6,000-$20,000 per month

To Buy:
Studio or 1 Bedroom Apartment: $300 K- $1 M
Loft- $1.7 M-$3.5 M

Dining:
Five Points
31 Great Jones St.

Shopping:
EDGE*nyNOHO
65 Bleecker St.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Best Streets in NoHo

1

Bond St

4/5
"A beauty on its way to high-priced ruin"
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2

East 13 St

4/5
"Close to busy tourist area"
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3

East 14 St

3.5/5
"Beautiful street with great townhouses"
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4

4 Ave

3.5/5
"The crowd made the area. "
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5

Astor Pl

3.5/5
"Great Street to live on if you like the city scene"
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6

Shinbone Aly

3/5
"A parking alley"
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Unranked Streets in NoHo

"Old and New"
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Stable Ct

1/5
"A Driveway . . .seriously"
40.727812547936 -73.9919259817666

Broadway

2.5/5
"Very commercial but really cool buildings"
40.7303302357642 -73.9926294479527

Cooper Sq

2.5/5
"Street built for a school"
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