4.9 out of 10

West 27 St, Garment District

40.7442995013662 -73.9883074980327
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"A little shopping if you're into these kinds of stores"

The one block run of 27th through the Garment District has little to do with garments, but it is still very commercial. In fact, I don't think you can live on this block at all. As far as I know, it is strictly commercial high rise space.
There corner of 27th and 5th houses a health food restaurant on the north corner which I have yet to try but that's because I'm a creature of habit and usually go to my salad place on 6th for take out lunch. The rest of that side of the block does have a few little clothing shops but they're hip hop oriented clothing. One of them is actually called that, I believe, so I definitely haven't ever been into them. The other side of the block is taken up entirely by the Victoria Building which is named after the Victoria Hotel that used to be on the same site. It was a very posh hotel where Grover Cleveland lived for some time. The building now houses a kind of bizarre mix of Asian housing stores. That's hardly garments but I suppose its still in the vicinity.
The one thing about this block that I think of every time I'm here is that on the north corner of 27th and 5th there was an odd case involving a very pretty, very wealthy young woman. This is the last place she was ever seen and the trial involved her secret paramour but she was never found and he never convicted. I think this is particularly odd because this intersection was every bit as busy in 1910 as it is now and I can't imagine how one is abducted right here without any witnesses. It seems impossible and I get a little bit of a chill whenever I'm standing here waiting for the light to change. That's the thing I love about New York. There are so many ghosts of people standing right where you stand and to a California native, the history is so rich.
  • History
  • Very commercial
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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