6.6 out of 10

Szold Pl, East Village

Ranked 13th best street in East Village
40.725930001684 -73.9757786763628
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5

"Little street that's marginally charming"

This is a little whisp of a street in Alphabet City that I really don't think most New Yorkers know exists. I asked friends that live in the East Village and their response was, "what street? Never heard of it." Granted, most of the people I know don't go east of Ave C much, but it's a pretty good indication of how obscure Szold Place is. The even funnier thing about this street is that it is named after a woman that was never even a New Yorker. She did a lot to help the Jewish cause . . . but not in New York . . .ever. I think this is really funny because streets with people's names are really rare in Manhattan.
The street used to be called Dry Dock. When the Dry Dock District ceased to exist and became Alphabet City / the East Village, they chucked a name at a tiny street which eventually was also taken away. Oh, New York, you're sometimes very cool.
Anyway, the Dry Dock Park and Public Pool is here but unless you want to swim in a public pool, there's not much of a reason to come here. It's really sketchy living around Ave D unless you live in a very secure building. And, these buildings are really old. They're charming looking but it's not a great part of the neighborhood, it's far from public transportation and it's not pretty enough to warrant living here.
  • Relatively quiet
  • Pretty unknown
  • Far from transportation
  • No bars or restaurants around
  • Sketchy at night
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"Quite, unusual street."

Szold Place is an almost totally unknown street in the East Village / Avenue D Projects border of Manhattan. It's a small, historically named street near the Dry Dock swimming pool. It's a great street to stop and take five minutes to rest and enjoy the day wether you live in the neighborhood or are just stopping by.
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 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Far from the trendy LES, close to tourist-packed 14th St"

At the north edge of the East Village, Twelfth Street maintains the same kind of brownstone charm as the rest of the neighborhood. There aren’t too many exciting bars or restaurants on the street, but it does feature some of the standard fare that appeals to NYU students – pizza places and bar & grill restaurants. It’s a relatively quiet place.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"It all depends on the cross street."

East 12th street is a nice place to live and depending on the cross street your residence falls on you will find all different atmospheres. John's restaurant, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, offers great cuisine in a nice calm atmosphere. Some areas offer wild fun with many bars and lounges while other sections of the street are much tamer and offer peace and quiet. Potential residents should consider walking the area before settling, because it does all depend on where on East 12th street you land.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"East 12th street"

So many people like the East Village but characterized as being very young meaning that this is a nesting ground for debauchery. In my opinion, it's a wonderful place for expression and creativity. For example, the Blue Owl restaurant which is described a s mature by its patrons exhibits the more intellectualized side of the East Village and creative expression. The street itself was very quiet, good for those who can't stand the sound of buses and trains!

East 12th is close to the following metro and is accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for young people!!
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Great street with great people"

12th Street is a great street. There are not even any businesses on my block so it is nice and quiet. The school across the street has tons of outdoor space that is usable by residents on the weekend.

You are close to tons of good restaurants and bars as well as Thompkins Square Park and East River Park so there is plenty to do.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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