5.8 out of 10

West 16 St, Chelsea

Ranked 11th best street in Chelsea
40.740963844288 -74.001278389358
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
2yrs+

"Well rounded street!"

I like 16th. It's not as busy as some of the surrounding streets but there's still a good little bustle happening. There are a few great places to eat, some gorgeous buildings and a little bit of commerce. It's just really well-rounded. And, surprisingly, not as expensive as I thought. It's very convenient too.
16th starts off on the Hudson with a crazy mix of things. There's the Highline at the Hudson which draws a lot of tourists -- and, just people in general when it's nice out. Then, the street about 10th and 9th Avenues is a mix of the Port Authority building, Chelsea Market, some odd little shops, and the Atlantic Theatre Company School. Atlantic Theatre Company is one of the most revered theatre companies in the city but I don't know so much about the school. It was founded by William H Macy and David Mamet which I find to be a really bizarre mix. William Macy is a fantastic actor and David Mamet knows nothing about acting and actual does a lot to harm the progress of them. It's a strange partnering with really mixed results.
Speaking of strange things: there's a Mexican restaurant on 16th right at 8th that is actually really good Mexican food. I find it strange because New York doesn't have much good mexican at all. And, this little restaurant that nobody talks about in Chelsea really brings it. It's such a great find and I'm so happy we ran in here because of a blizzard.
16th around 7th gets really commercial with things like a massive Pottery Barn and Loehmann's right on the corner. But, there's still a lingering neighborhood vibe that makes it so that the street isn't half bad to live on. And, the block at 6th follows suit with a mix of big apartment buildings and greek revival rowhouses. 24 is particularly lovely and was also William Cullen Bryant's house (editor of the New York Post in the mid-19th century). The mix of the buildings gives the street a nice bustle while maintaining a real New York neighborhood feel. It's really a lovely street and not nearly as expensive as you would imagine.
Pros
  • Beautiful homes
  • convenience
Cons
  • a little loud
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Plenty of amenities for tourists, residents"

This is a great street for tourists. The street offers hotels, and is close to plenty of the neighborhood’s trendy shops and restaurants. If you consider yourself as part of the height of trendiness and you have plenty of money you want to get rid of, let yourself loose around here. It’s not exactly a utopia, though – beware the occasional discarded needle on the sidewalk.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"West 16th Street"

For me, this street wasn't that interesting and I was summarily unimpressed until I found a really innovative and hip Japanese restaurant called Matsuri. This street is mainly big brown faceless buildings, with likely some very expensive but very nice apartments inside. This would be a cool place to live and it is close to a lot of things, but I like streets that are a little prettier.

West 16th 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!
4/5
2yrs+

"Good spot"

I've got friends who live in an apartment here. It's a nice spot, helped by the fact that they've got a top floor apartment with views of Empire State! Convenient for transport (the metro is around the corner) and also plenty of nice restaurants around the area. Plus you've got the added benefit of being 5 mins from the Meatpacking district.

Overall, great spot if you can afford it!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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