5.3 out of 10

West 131 St, Harlem

Ranked 8th best street in Harlem
40.8125831014384 -73.9451643249271
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Easy Street Taken and To Be Forgotten"

E. 131st St runs from Lexington Ave till 5th Ave where the street turns into W. 131st St. In reality, E. 131st St, stops at Park Ave. The rest of the block to Lexington is really a parking lot. People can drive through to get to Lexington Ave, but it is not a drive through.

Right at E. 131st St. and Park Ave, there is a section under a bridge where sanitation parks their vehicles when not in use.

After passing Park Ave, there is a parking lot to the right and a huge commercial building on the left that houses Ursus Books. Once past this point there is a little openness followed by some apartment buildings.

Once past you go past Madison Ave, there is a large school on one side and a row of apartment buildings on the other. After passing 5th Ave, the street becomes W. 131st St.

Except for a block with a school, this street doesn't offer much. Just a bunch of buildings where people live and work.
Pros
  • A mixed bag
  • plenty of stores
Cons
  • Street was designed in a weird way
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5
2yrs+

"West 131st Street"

Morningside Heights is an interesting and dynamic part of the city. There are plenty of low priced housing options, but residential areas are now the status quo. You can access this are easily by buses or by the following metros: 135th Street, A and 1 trains.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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