7.3 out of 10

Sullivan St, SoHo

Ranked 4th best street in SoHo
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Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Sep 08, 2010

"Cute street with a lot to eat."

Sullivan is a pretty school street with a lot to see and do. You just have to be advised that between the Park, NYU and Soho, this street is always insanely crowded. And, it can be really trying of one's patience.
Sullivan starts at Washington Sq Park. The park is really beautiful and it's great during the day. But, it creeps me out at night. It used to be a cemetery for slaves and yellow fever victims. It also used to be a public hanging site -- the tree still stands. It has been a park for 150 years, but the bodies are still there which makes it so eerie to me. Literally, thousands and thousands of dead people under your picnic or chess game. Weird.
Peanut Butter and Co is on the corner of Sully and West 3rd and it's so NY to me. Everything they have on the menu has peanut butter in it. Most of it is decadent and delicious. But, the fact that it stays in business cracks me up. Blue Ribbon and Blue Ribbon Sushi are both between Prince and Spring. The sushi joint is long known as the best sushi in the city. But, I'm a big fan of Blue Ribbon. I had the best Halloween ever there eating oysters and drinking champagne at 2:30 am in this packed to the gills restaurant. I love this place.
Sully is one of the smaller streets in this area. But, it has some really cool places to eat and I enjoy walking it quite a bit.
Pros
  • Good restaurants
  • Cute street
Cons
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • 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
  • Childcare 3/5
Dec 18, 2009

"A street close to my heart"

I used to live on this street and can certainly attest to its many charms. Life is a bit more calm on Sullivan Street than on parallel neighbors MacDougal Street and Thompson Street, but you're in the middle of all the action anyway, and you can take your pick from more student-type hangouts, or more sophisticated SoHo-influenced establishments. There are some beautiful, historic brownstones here, and you can see old commemorative signs on a couple of the buildings. The Children's Aid Society takes up most of one block, and NYU buildings take up another, so the bar and restaurant scene is somewhat lighter here. The building at 181 has been recently rebuilt into a sumptuously designed residential building, with a modern, yet tasteful sense for materials, so I'm guessing someone felt this street was well worth that kind of pricey investment. The V-Bar is a good place to hang out and work on your laptop in the afternoons. Pepe Rosso, across Houston on the SoHo side of the street, used to be a favorite lunchtime haunt. It's tiny, with only two tables, but it gets you good, fast Italian fare with some personality, if you don't mind squeezing in to only four available seats, and eating quickly to make room for the next guy waiting to sit down.
Pros
  • some upscale renovations to new buildings recently
  • Cute street
  • Good restaurants
Cons
  • touristy
  • watch out for the students
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • 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
Feb 04, 2009

"Lots of tourists, restaurants"

Sullivan Street in Soho is generally a long line of shops and restaurants. This area tends to be pretty packed with tourists, but I’ve seen some celebrities in the area as well. You can also find the standard New Yorker fare in Soho (and on this street), like the Sullivan Street Diner.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
Feb 03, 2009

"Great place where to live"

Sullivan St is a typical Greenwich Village street, bordering Washington Square Park. Surprisingly, it is less crowded with tourists and NYU students than the nearby streets. One place, where I often go for a coffee or tea, is the V-bar. A perfect spot for getting some work done during the day, and relax later in the afternoon with a perfect aperitif.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5
Jul 19, 2008

"Great Food on Sullivan"

Restaurants to try here are plentiful:

Most notably, I would try Blue Ribbon Sushi/ Brasserie for some great Japanese cuisine. You might also try the Cub Rom with its laid back atmosphere and clientele. If you’re into something a little more high end, you might look into eating at Pepe Rosso, where you can get some great Italian food!

I’m a huge fan of the Village and think that this is the perfect place for all kinds of people. I think it is very convenient and I think that you would likely enjoy it as well.

This village is best accessed by the followed Metro Stations: 1,2 Houston Street, A,C,E, Spring Street, Prince St N,R,W, Broadway-Lafayette, B,D,F,V, Bleeker St, 4,6 2nd Ave- Lower East Side F,V, Canal St 1, 2, Canal St, A,C,E, ...N, Q R,W,... 4, 6,... J, M, Z, Grand St, B, D Bowery, J, M, Franklin, 1, 2. It is also very well acessible by the bus system!

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