6.3 out of 10

Weehawken St, West Village

Ranked 24th best street in West Village
40.7328270000057 -74.0098345001984
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Gorgeous, old alley"

Weehawken Street is the shortest street in Manhattan and it is, in its entirety, a historical landmark. It was the last remaining street to be sold off from what was once New York's first prison; and, it was initially designated as a market. When the market closed in the mid-19th century, plots of land were purchased by private buyers and set up as homes, stables, and maritime related businesses. It is a really interesting mix of buildings (fourteen of them) ranging from brick row houses to wood front shops all constructed around 1830. It got a little bawdy around the early 19th century when a lot of the buildings housed bars for the "dark" crowd (i.e. gays and misfits). But, it is now right in fashion with the rest of the village: beautiful, tiny and incredibly expensive real estate.
It's an ideal street to live on because it is off of a major West Village street (Christopher) so proximity and access to restaurants, bars and transportation is great. But, it's also very quiet and tree-lined due to the fact that it's very far west and largely unknown to tourists and even residents. Most of the buildings on Weehawken are not for rent. Even the apartments are condos or coops. And, because they are all historical landmarks, the buildings can't be altered at all. So, the 19th century aesthetic will forever remain intact. I think this street is really cool. It's almost like living in a suburb. . . .but, a really old one. You walk down this tiny wisp of a street and actually feel like you got into a time machine. As far things to do, there aren't any. It is strictly residential and it's about the size of an alley. But the buildings are gorgeous and the energy is very calm.
Pros
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Quiet
  • Green
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"Weehawken was a wee little street..."

A wee little street indeed. A small street compared to most giants in NYC. Weehawken is such a great name by the way, almost sounds Native American. This is a quaint very old-fashioned area. It is somewhat of a Historic district that sits close to the Hudson River. This is a nice little area if you like to see what New York might have been more like in the olden days. Might be a good area to check out.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees

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