7.1 out of 10

West 106 St, Manhattan Valley

Ranked 1st best street in Manhattan Valley
40.7983460022405 -73.9607574966548
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  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
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"West 106th Street"

West 106th Street, like it's neighbors, offer the luxury of the closeness to Central Park West and Riverside Drive. You'll find some nice apartments here, as well as some great places to eat nearby. This street has been named after Duke Ellington, the jazz musician and staple of Harlem during its renaissance. This is an interesting neighborhood in that respect, as the ghosts of some of the world's most inspiring musicians and artists resided in our humble city.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"A Great Place - Overpriced by Realtors but Great Nonetheless."

At the corner is the newly developed place that we used to call The Castle, originally a cancer hospital, now apartments etc., which stood empty for 30 years and began to look like a horror movie set, but all spiffy and expensive now. There is a little hostel/hotel close to it. No very high buildings, many older brownstones, mostly walkups. At the corners of Amsterdam, Broadway, Columbus, etc., a lot of pizza places, retail. The neighborhood is generally pretty diverse. As you cross Amsterdam toward Broadway, it is more and more pretentious and high priced, and especially so as you approach West End and Riverside. Just at Broadway is a pretty little park, Straus Park, dedicated to Isidor and Ida Straus, who perished on the Titanic. Nicely kept. At the end of the street, near Riverside Park is a statue of some sort of general on a horse, and the view of the park and the river is beautiful.
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  • Families with kids
CommunityMan Thanks for the detailed review - the changing history of buildings is really interesting.
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