4.1 out of 10

Thomas St, Tribeca

Ranked 20th best street in Tribeca
40.7160305015309 -74.0055709975778
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"A few cool restaurants"

Thomas Street was named for Thomas Lispenard (everyone in his family has streets named after them). It's a pretty small street and it only runs through Tribeca. It starts off at Hudson with the Western Union building which is a pretty cool building as far as communications buildings go. The building kind of sets the tone for the rest of the street as well. It's a very commercial street though most of the neighborhood looks commercial even it isn't. The next block over houses a French-ish restaurant called the Odeon. It's quite a famous place though not trendy anymore. It was quite the scene for artists and musicians back in the Warhol era and was the place that launched Tribeca into being a desirable neighborhood. Next door to Odeon is a, currently, trendy sushi restaurant called Megu. And, bizarrely, across the street from that is the New York Superior Court.
Once you cross Church, the street becomes very commercial with massive buildings and a business kind of hustle and bustle. In general, if you're going to live in Tribeca, the further west the better. There's an AT&T building right at Church but the spot used to be a brothel where Helen Jewett was murdered. She was sort of famous for being the most beautiful prostitute of all time and she was killed by an axe blow to the head in 1836. The trial was highly publicized.
There's not a whole lot going on past there on to Broadway. But, if you're into architecture, there's a really cool Gothic building that looks totally out of place right on the corner.
I'm not a huge fan of most of Tribeca. There's not a lot in the way of social activities and a lot of it is very commercial and Fidi looking. If you're looking around Thomas street, I say stay west of Church to have a more neighborhood vibe.
  • Some restaurants
  • Some historical spots
  • Commercial feel
  • Not a lot going on at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Welcome to America"

Well, There is not much to say about Thomas street except for the fact that it is where all of the fast food brands in American tend to converge. If you’re in the mood for Donuts, Coffee, French Fries, Subway Sandwiches, Fried Chicken, or Pizza then this is definitely the street for you to visit! It is the home of McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Quizznos, Dominos, KFC, and countless other small and large name fast food places. This street really does not offer much esle, it is mostly government buildings and offices that offer other services. Since it intersects with Federal Plaza and the Immigration building, Thomas St really does scream, Welcome to America!
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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