6.8 out of 10

West 10 St, Greenwich Village

40.7345053297069 -73.9980492363734
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"History and booze"

I really consider 10th in Greenwich to start at 6th Ave but I suppose I'm splitting hairs in the name of being specific about neighborhoods. People get really funny about their neighborhood in this city though the actual borders of when one begins and another ends is generally debated. Peter's Backyard is a bar right on the corner of 6th and 10th that I always forget but when I go there I wonder why I don't go there more. It's a really fun bar with a great mix of people. There are a lot of federal style buildings on this block which is very Greenwich to me. The block would be absolutely beautiful if it weren't so crowded and loud all the time. It's essentially the same aesthetic as the 10th of the West Village, but just too loud and dirty for you to really appreciate the street unless you stop and force yourself to. There's a great set of buildings called English Terrace Row that were built in the 1850's and they are still residences. Kathleen Turner lived at 38, Dashiell Hammet lived at 28, Emma Lazarus lived at 18 and the guy that built the houses lived at 16. Mark Twain lived at 14 and apparently a little girl was murdered there in the 80's -- it's supposed to be haunted by both of them. Emily Post lived at 12 . . . you can see where I'm going with this. These are houses for the elite, clearly. They are gorgeous houses but incredibly expensive. For that kind of money, I would rather live west of 7th but different strokes for different folks.
There is a gorgeous church that was built in the 1800's across the street from the rowhouses. It looks very gothic and incredibly creepy. They have orchestras come play on weekday afternoons if you're into that (I happen to be).
West 10th only runs for a block through Greenwich if you count Greenwich starting at 6th Ave. So, there's not a lot to note. But, it really does pack a lot of punch into just one block. There's history, architecture and even a great bar. It's a lovely to live on. It's a little busy and can be a little bit loud on the weekends because it's a tourist heavy street. But, it's a great street nevertheless.
  • Architecture
  • History
  • A little loud
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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