5.8 out of 10

West 25th St, Chelsea

Ranked 10th best street in Chelsea
40.7469821069372 -73.998515943
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Not bad. Not my favorite but not bad"

There are a lot of galleries right on 25th and 11th which is kind of nice considering that you get the Hudson, the Highline view and some art all in a one block radius. You can spend an entire afternoon without leaving this one block which is really convenient for people that live around here. The lovely aesthetic would continue through 10th because of the really pretty church on the north side of the street; but, the public housing buildings that share the block are somewhat of a killjoy if you ask me.
Once you cross 8th, the area becomes drastically more commercial but in a high end sort of way. There are luxury buildings all over the place as well as a Whole Foods, a nail salon and a graphic arts building. I prefer the quiet of the street west of 8th, but if you like a little bit of hustle and a big building, around 8th isn't a bad spot. There are a couple of old garment district buildings cum apartments right on the corner at 27th that have long been converted into apartments and some lovely little antique shops that share the block, but the block is largely lackluster. The block at 6th, however, has quite a bit going as most blocks around 6th are want to do. There are a slew of massive luxury buildings (the kind with doormen that are over 400 square feet). There's also a Comfort Inn which used to to be the Arlington Hotel, a Cathedral and Sam French (a massive shop for theatre books and plays). The southwest corner of the block has a building that is now an antique store and apartment building but used to be Hoffman House. It was a really elegant hotel that became famous for the bar's display of Satyrs and Nymphs. William Hearst lived at Hoffman when he first came to New York. It's a shame the old Hoffman isn't still around -- because we so needed another antique store.
25th isn't a bad street by any means, but it's getting dangerously close to midtown which is a place where dreams go to die in my opinion. And, the further east you go on this street, the more people, noise and traffic you will find. Some people like that, but I don't think there are any noteworthy spots on this street that warrant having to deal with so many people, so if I were going to live here, I wouldn't look east of 7th.
  • Some cool buidings
  • Convenience
  • Loud
  • Crowded
  • Can be too commercial
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

"One of the best markets in town."

Depending on where you have travelled from, you may be limited in what you can take home but if you have room to spare or even just like browsing, the Indoor Market that can be found on West 25th Street is fantastic. With a range of antiques that are positively spellbinding, you will definitely find something that catches your eye and possibly even your wallet too.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

"Quiet and Clean"

This street is nice because it not only boasts proximity to the subways on 23rd street, along with the thriving restaurant and night life in the area, but it is also fairly quiet and proves to be a nice place to live. Stretching from Riverside Drive to Park Ave So, it’s wonderful in how close it is to clubs, bars, and restaurants, but not so much that they are a nuisance in the daily activities. 25th street is a street of convenience, with several private doctor’s clinics, pharmacies, Laundromats, hardware stores, and a plethora of other stores that sell things you just plainly need. It’s close to the “club row” on 27th street but not so much so that it’s overwhelming and you feel like you have to be dressed up to be there. Closer to 5th ave, there are some more upscale stores, and on 5thave itself, there is a nice rooftop bar that proves to be a quaint hideaway both in the warm and cold months (they have an indoor roof). All in all, this is not a bad street to live on, or stroll on if you prefer.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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