3.4 out of 10

West 27 St, Chelsea

Ranked 22nd best street in Chelsea
40.747823145 -73.9966491684801
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  •  
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Good for discount shopping...and not much more"

Want a discount on a radio or TV monitor? Then you've come to the right place - West 27th Street is full of discount outlets and chains, including a branch of the Payless shoe store and a Sleepy's mattress stop. But if you're not bargain-hunting, there's little to do here, although tourists may be drawn to the raunchy-but-interesting Museum of Sex further east. Dining options are pretty limited around this parts: chains, Asian take-out, and happy-hour-joints abound, although a recommended option for those looking for something with a little more personality is Rooftop Garden Bar at 230 Fifth Avenue, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Empire State Building and the rest of downtown New York. The Fashion Institute of Technology is here, attracting an arty crowd, but the neighborhood doesn't have nearly the boho cachet of the blocks surrounding parts of the NYU campus. This area is serviceable, but in a city with so much character, it seems a bit basic and lacking in personality.
Pros
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Schools
Cons
  • Dead at night
  • Nothing to do
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Just eh."

West 27th is a pretty boring. There isn't much to do or see. I'm not a huge fan of Chelsea. Some of the buildings by the water are old and nice, but meh. There aren't any restaurants, fun, trees. It's very commercial.

There's an interesting building with a ton of windows around it right at 27th and the water. You can't miss it if you're into architecture. There isn't much on the furthest west side of 27th and FIT takes up the entire block between 7th and 8th. If you're a fashion student, the commute to school would be easy as pie, I suppose. There are a lot of really old buildings between 6th and 7th (some of them are pretty cool) but all of the shops in them are so odd. One of the bigger modeling agencies is here, a sandwich shop, a leather store, a toy shop, etc. It's an interesting block but I've never patronized any of the stores.

There are a number of grand, old buildings on the block 5th and 6th. Both buildings on the corner of 27th and 6th are giant luxury high rises. There are a few hotels on this block that used to be noteworthy but no longer are. Now, I don't know that anyone normal stays there. They're not crackhead hotels, but just not popular ones. The Stella Adler acting school is on this block as well. It's famous for teaching Brando, De Niro, et al but it no longer has quite the reputation it used to have -- although, it is still a great school.
Pros
  • Schools
  • Easy to catch a cab
Cons
  • Nothing to do
  • Dead at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"A close street to many stores"

This is a typical mid-town Manhattan street. It's really crowded, the street is narrow, and there is always a traffic jam in this street. No green life in this street of course. Lots of useuless pointless small shops with meaningless facades. Probabally a good street for someone to work in, or to have a small business there or a professional office but defintley not for living. These were the disadvantages of that street. The advantages are, for me, you are close to tons of stores, resturants and banks. To name few of them: Duane Reade, Star Bucks, McDonalds, Subway, Bank of America, and another 3-4 banks that I don't recall.
Recommended for
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"The left-overs from the Big Club Era"

What use to house some of the most notorious clubs such as Bungalow8, Marquee, Cain, Pink Elephant, Guesthouse etc. has turned into a tourist trap filled with the B&T crowd. Exclusivity is feigned and attitudes are beyond obnoxious. I heard they want to convert this into a more residential area except Amy Sacco (B8) and her crew refuse to accept the demise of the area.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"West 27th Street"

West 27th Street is mainly an alley, but there you will fin one of New York City's swankiest night clubs, The Pink Elephant. The Place is huge and blocked by the ominous velvet rope, but there might be a celebrity sighting or two. There were people on Bongos walking through the dance floor, which was strange, but added to the already unique experience.

West 27th 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, 6 at 28th. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is light, and it is a good neighborhood for all club goers.

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