6.8 out of 10

West 11th St, Greenwich Village

Ranked 15th best street in Greenwich Village
40.7353630861724 -73.9982101231193
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Great street but not a lot of neighborhood to it"

11th has a ton of historical residents and great old buildings but there isn't much of a neighborhood feel to the street as it traverses Greenwich. I think it's a little too close to Union Square, or maybe it's the fact that there are so many businesses and schools in the area. It's pretty but most people don't notice that because it seems like more of a pass through street than many village streets.
French Roast Cafe on the corner of 11th and 6th is one of the few 24 hour spots in the city that isn't god awful. The food is actually decent enough that I've eaten there at a decent hour. A lot of comedians hang out there and I have never understood why. I like the place as far as a quick breakfast is concerned. The smallest cemetery in New York is next door to the Roast and it is seriously small. I don't know that I would want that right outside my window but plenty of people don't seem to mind. The New School's undergraduate campus is directly across the street from the cemetery because, you know, it's not a school without an old creepy bunch of graves. I feel kind of sorry for the freshman that come in from Idaho and realize their school is practically on top of dead people. That must be a horrifying introduction to the big city. Once you get about halfway down the block from 6th, things really get cooking, history-wise. Those old and beautiful buildings have been home to a lot of prominent people. Harold Ross lived at 56, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft lived at 52, Oscar Wilde lived at 48, Jane Curtin lived at 35, and Dustin Hoffman lived at 16. 32 was where Vincent Pepe hung himself off the bannister in 1935. Don't get me wrong, if I had a chance to live in this house, I still would, but I would definitely sleep with a flashlight. And, I would probably replace the stairs. 18 West 11th is a monstrous house both in size and ugliness. It used to be the home of Charles Merrill and then was a radical hideout in the '60's. They were building bombs and blew up most of the house in the '60's. This thing is what was rebuilt. You can't buy taste, I suppose. Dustin Hoffman lived at 16 and the time and witnessed the explosion. What a cool life that dude has had. I mean, cool from what I have ever read.
The Judge Crater House on the corner is famous because Judge Crater was living here at the time he went missing in 1930. Five months later, cash, insurance policies and his will turned up in his bedroom out of nowhere but he never did. The building kind of looks like a building where people get murdered to be honest. It has always creeped me out. Across the street is an equally creepy but incredibly beautiful gothic revival church from the mid-19th century. There used to be so much going on here but now it's a bit slower. This is the only block of West 11th that runs through Greenwich. And, there is so much history and a lot of beautiful buildings. But, now, it's not as jamming. It's a fantastic street. It's just not a great neighborhood street.
Pros
  • Architecture
  • History
Cons
  • Expensive
  • no restaurant or bar scene
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
4/5
2yrs+

"A quiet street in an established neighborhood"

W 11th St is a street in the Greenwich Village. It extends from 5th Ave to the Hudson River. This street hosts beautiful townhouses and is one of the quietest streets in the area. At the same time, it is strategically placed to have access to all the cultural events of New York City.
W 11th St is definitely a place where to live.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Charming, Quiet, Interesting"

West 11th street is one of those streets that surprises you with its charm. It is lined with beautiful houses, in between which are embedded quite a few antique and speciality stores It is an especially nice street to stroll through on a sunny Sunday afternoon, or to take your dog along to walk. The people are friendly and relaxed, and the atmosphere on the street is generally welcoming. There are some great places to eat in this area. One of those is The Spotted Pig, although it is a bit upscale. West 11th street is nice and quiet, and it’s a good turn to make if you are trying to get away from a busy area.

It is also conveniently located near Union Square, which means that there is easy access to the trains of the West side as well as those of the East Side. The easiest ones to access are the 1, 2,3 L at 6th ave and the A, C, E at 8th ave.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Brownstones and Small Businesses"

West 11th street has a lot of personality. It's a nice street lined with beautiful brownstones. There are a number of antique shops in the area that are nice to browse on a relaxing weekend but there are also a number of great restaurants and bars in the area. West 11th is close to Washington Square which is a nice hot spot for entertainment. It's one of the quainter neighborhoods in the area and quiet enough to provide some peace in a busy area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"West 11th Street"

Now, here's a place you could really have some fun! You'll find one of the most uniquely named streets in the city: The Spotted Pig. This is a good place for tastyy and upscale American cuisine. You can also try Wallse for a shift in nice French fare.

West 11th Street is close to the following metro stations: A, C, E, L at 8th and 14th Street, 1,2,3 at 14th Street. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is heavy, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

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