7.9 out of 10

Spring St, SoHo

Ranked 2nd best street in SoHo
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Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Tons of food and shopping!"

Spring street is one of the integral streets in Soho. Soho is not my favorite neighborhood to say the least; but, Spring has some pretty cool things on it. And, it's impossible to not walk on it at some point if you're in the neighborhood.
The Ear Inn is on the corner of Spring and Greene. It's one of the oldest bars in NY (the building is from 1817). It was built as the house of a famous African American Tobacco Merchant who served under Washington in The Revolutionary War. They have been serving drinks at least as far back as 1867. It was called The Green Door and was quite famous with the sea-faring crowd. In 1977, new owners took over and rubbed part of the "B" off of the Bar sign because it was protected by the Landmark Commission and can't be taken down. So, now it's the Ear Inn.
The NY City Fire Museum is at Varick. It's a really cool place with a permanent 9/11 exhibit. After a quick jaunt through the museum, I would stop by Aqua Grill (at 6th). This place has amazing oysters and a really cool vibe. East of W. Broadway is where the shopping begins. There are a ton of shops (Diesel, Sunglasses Hut, Theory, etc.) And, it's a little removed from the mayhem that is Broadway. There's a really weird shop that I love at Greene called Evolution. They have a lot of shells, taxidermy items and bones. They're actually kind of famous for the amount of bones they have for sale.
Balthazar is just a block east. It's one of the most famous restaurants in New York. I'm not a huge fan of the place. It's very sceney, still. But, it is fun and they have a great brunch. The Spring St Lounge is a great bar to go for a game. It's been around forever (it used to be a speakeasy). It's laid back and there are stuffed sharks all over the walls.
Lombardi's is on the corner of Mott and Spring. This is the oldest pizza place in the city and many argue it's the best. I disagree but you have to go. It's always packed and it's always a good time. There's a place across the street called Rice to Riches that only serves different kinds of rice pudding. I always laugh when I pass this place because I'm convinced it has to be a front for mob activity. Rice pudding? Seriously?
Spring Street is a great little street for just about any afternoon into evening of leisure. You never run out of ways to spend money when you're walking on it.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • History
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Soho
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Spring Street has some of oldest and most delicous pizza"

Lombardi's Pizzeria, located on 32 Spring Street, has some of the best Pizza that NYC has to offer. Established in 1905, Lombardi's claims to be the oldest pizzeria. Their coal oven, Italian style pizza has thin crust and delicious flavor. Many credit Lombardi's for having the best pizza in Manhattan and the line is often over an hour just to get a pie. However, it is certainly worth the wait. If you are ever in the area I would highly recommend waiting for one of these delicious pies.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Shopping, Food and Fire Museum"

Spring Street in New York City is a long street with a lot of great shopping. There are very good restaurants in the area and access to local subway and bus routes is nearby. It is also home to the New York City Fire Museum which is a really fun and educational location.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Excellent commercial street"

Spring is on the of the busiest streets in SoHo. There are great hardware and other supply stores on the West Side, as well as a great Pizza place and public park - popular with families. Spring is a quick way to get over to the Bowery if you're walking or riding, but best to avoid if you have the misfortune of driving in SoHo. Definitely check out some of the better pizza shops near Broadway.
4/5
2yrs+

"great eatery"

Whenever my parents treat me to a meal, Spring Street is at the top of our list. I spent my last visit in a Mexican diner. There's a wide variety of food to choose from, and I always feel like I'm discovering new restaurants each time I go. The street is active but not overwhelmingly busy - I feel comfortable every time I go. Enjoy a few moments in one of their many shops.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • 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
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Famous food and other delights"

What a delightful place, this street. A personal favorite is Evolution, a store that sells such fun artifacts as whale teeth, taxidermied pheasants, incandescent butterflies mounted in glass boxes, and all manner of fossilized rocks. The street is also home to legendary eats like Balthazar's, the Aqua Grill, and Lombardi's. If you live in the area, Balthazar's has fantastic pastries, but then again so does the much smaller Ceci-Cela, and it isn't nearly as crowded. Rice to Riches is a dessert place specialized on, yes, rice pudding, and aside from an astonishing variety of pudding flavors they also have some cheeky signage. Space, at 6th Avenue, is a hair cutter's I've used and found excellent for the precision of their work. There's so much that's so good on this street that it's hard not to start waving my hands with enthusiasm when I talk about it. There's also a tiny basketball court at the corner with Mulberry, which is an important detail for the neighborhood kids and the local community. Spring Street starts at the Bowery and runs through Nolita and SoHo, and then loses fuel after about 6th Avenue, just where Prince Toupee himself, Donald Trump, has put up his International Hotel and Tower.
Pros
  • famous food
  • History
  • Shopping
Cons
  • expensive
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Put a spring in your step"

If theres one sure fire way to put a spring into your step it is to have a great day, shopping, eating and drinking. Thankfully, Spring Street is the ideal location for all of these activites and should put a smile on the face of anyone, regardless of what sort of mood they are in.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"Soho boutiques and thousands of visitors"

Spring Street is in Soho, Manhattan. Everyday thousands of people visit its boutiques. Besides the shopping part, I find this street extremely nice. Of course, sometimes it is a little stressful to walk among all that persons but the street has nonetheless a nice atmosphere. The number of visitors is nothing if compared with the area around 42nd St and 5 Av.
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+

"Great for people watching, shopping, bar hopping"

Spring Street is home to New York’s first (or so they tell everyone) pizza place – Lombardi’s. For some reason this restaurant is always hiring – just about everyone I know has interviewed to work here during their college days. Spring Street is the ultimate Soho street – it’s a must see for anyone visiting the city. Tons of restaurants and shops line the street, and if you can stand the noise and crowds, it would be a fun place to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Fashionable and unique shopping."

Home to incredible boutiques Spring Street offers divine shopping all along it's stretch. Hogan Boutique is a great stop for handbags and leather good and Molton Brown brings in some amazingly decedent bath and body products. It's a great street to stroll along any time of the day or night.
5/5
2yrs+

"Tribeca to Soho"

This street runs all the way from tribeca to soho and is reknown for housing don's hill of the misshapes fame, trump hotel that is currently being developed and is poised to be the newest up-and-coming street of new york city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"Spring Street might need more Spring in its step"

I found this street to be a bit dead in comparison to other livelier streets in the Village, though it was filled with nice restaurants and boutiques.

On Spring, you should check out Fiamma, Aqua Grill, and Bistro Les Amis for some reasonably priced food.

For shopping, try Flying A and Freelance shoes.

Good part about this street is its accessibility and if you're looking for somewhere to hang your hat, if you're into the Loft Life, this might be the area for you!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Unique shopping and a decent spot in Soho"

Full of boutique shops and a vast array of decent restaurants, this street is a great Saturday afternoon or evening stroll. Critics think that this street can be a bit dead in the evening but when you’re stuck amongst some of the best shops and one of the best sushi restaurants in Manhattan, there shouldn’t be any complaints. My friends often comes back from here on a Saturday afternoon carrying 4-5 shopping bags so they obviously won’t complain either…
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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