5.5 out of 10

West 24th St, Chelsea

Ranked 15th best street in Chelsea
40.7462608119188 -73.9996916786219
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  • Shopping Options
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Childcare
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"It's ok. But, very commercial"

I don't particularly like Chelsea, but the really West part of it has some spectacular old stuff. And, it is a little bit quieter and a little bit windier (thanks to the Hudson). So, some of the streets actually feel somewhat like a real neighborhood. 24th street has a little bit of that . . . for one whole block.
The block of 24th between 9th and 10th is interesting because it used to be all giant townhouses with actual yards. It was called Millionaires Row. The north side of the street landmarked and saved 10 or so of the houses and they are definitely worth checking out. I've done it a few times despite the current residents thinking I was some crazy lurker. The homes, themselves, are exquisite and the fact that there is one entire side of a block that has actual front yards is a total oddity in Manhattan. The opposite side of the street has a massive apartment building where the mansions used to be. And, when I say massive, I mean massive: the building has like 1,500 units. That's more apartments than two college dorm buildings. Once you get into the upper floors of the building, I'm sure the view of the Hudson is great. But, I don't think any view can make up for demolishing an entire block of actual houses from the early 19th century.
Most of the street is big buildings now -- like much of New York. The original YMCA is right at the corner of 7th and 24th. Apparently, this is where Merril met Lynch (in the swimming pool), YMCA's get a bad rap but most of them in the city are quite nice. There is a beautiful old building at 6th that used to be the most exclusive hotel in the city -- people like Boss Tweed would hang out here. Now, it's a toy store -- go figure. The infamous Stanford White's house was at 22 West 24th. And, it is now a carpet store.
There isn't much history on this street anymore, alas. Most of Chelsea -- particular as you get closer to 5th Ave is all skyscraper now. Most of the old world buildings have been torn down to make room for things such as Whole Foods. But, as far as convenience, there isn't really anywhere else in the city that you can run all of your errands in an hour other than the West 20's.
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
3/5 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 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • 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+

"Cool venue, good street for nightlife"

Ah, Chelsea – there are plenty of things to do here, though it seems to be the oldest members of the young crowd (that makes sense, right?) that go out over here (probably because they have a bit more money than younger members of the youth). A really cool venue to check out is the Cutting Room, which features art, comedy, live music, and alcohol.
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+

"West 24th Street"

West 24th Street is close to the following metro stations: A, C, E, L at 34th Street, Penn Station, 1,2,3 at 28th Street, an the B,D,F,N, J, R, N, W at 34th Street & Herald Square. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is light, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

This tree lined block is nearby Chelsea Waterside Park, which is a good place to enjoy a book and a nice picnic lunch. This street was quiet and calm and less hectic that the other streets in the area.
3/5
2yrs+

"West 24th Street"

This tree lined street has nice housing, and is near by Chelsea Waterside Park, which is a wonderful place to enjoy a nice picnic lunch and book in the park. The street was nicely ihabited by people of all walks of life and was moderately quiet, which is nice to find in this side of town. In terms of nightlife and food, you would have to try another street as this one is lacking in that arena.

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