6.1 out of 10

West 41st St, Midtown

Ranked 13th best street in Midtown
40.755287475421 -73.987240091846
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


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

"Right against Times Square"

West 41st starts its run at Bryant Park which is my favorite park for outdoor movies in the summer. One of my best memories is watching Rosemary's Baby in the park a couple of years ago. You can bring food and wine and picnic to watch a movie with a few hundred of your favorite strangers in the city. It's pretty awesome. I will brave midtown gladly any day during the summer for this. In general, the park is great in the summer, but it's definitely jam packed with people and noise in the area surrounding the park. It's really commercial around here.
The corner of 6th and 41st is marked by skyscrapers with the likes of Verizon as residents. There's a really weird mall next door to the Verizon building that's in another big building. The concept of a mall in Manhattan is really funny to me and there aren't any stores that I shop at in the mall so it's a passover building for me. The Siemens building at the end of the block has some great gargoyles on it and I highly recommend everyone take a look if we happen to be in the area. There's also a chess club building on this block that rents out chessboards in Bryant Park. Don't play anyone here, though, that you don't know. They will crush you and take all your money and pride.
The block between Broadway and 7th has just two massive commercial buildings and about a million people on the streets so there's really no reason to go there at all. But, the block between 7th and 8th has some great Broadway Theatres like the Nederlander (which has premiered plays like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). There are a couple of little hotels on this block as well as tourist geared chain restaurants like Red Lobster. This block has a lot more energy than other blocks on this street, but it's definitely tourist energy which isn't my cup of tea. It has a lot of lights too . . and trash. I wouldn't live here because of all of the people, cars, noise, etc and I try to avoid this part of town if at all possible. It's just too close to Times Square and has no neighborhood feel.
  • No neighborhood feel
  • Little too dirty in spots
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Ugly and UnSafe"

Many people like going around the area of West 41st St, because this area is close to the Lincoln Tunnel and West 42nd St.

But what people don't realize is that besides a stretch of it being ugly looking, there have been 5 robberies, 4 felony assaults, 6 burglaries, and 30 grand larcenies in the area from July 2010 till recently. To me it is not a safe neighborhood to be in. There really isn't much going for it anyway.

Times Square has a better look to it.
  • Plenty of stores
  • Little too dirty in spots
  • Too many people at times
  • Unsafe place to be
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5

"nice city"

its neat to main city
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"Right next to the famous 42nd Street and all the excitement of The City."

Excellent views of all the traditional downtown high rises. It is thrilling to drive in this area and also very slow because of the heavy traffic. Just one street over from the famous 42nd Street, so if you are driving around you may find yourself on this street a lot. It is close to the Lincoln Tunnel and not too far from Central Park. I can't even begin to list everything that is nearby, but you will not have any trouble finding what you need.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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