6.0 out of 10

West 63 St, Lincoln Square

Ranked 4th best street in Lincoln Square
40.7707790015059 -73.9807034977719
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5

"Truly Boring"

W 63rd (both parts of it) are dead ends in more ways than one. The park views aren't great, there isn't much to see or do, and 64th or 59th are more interesting to travel west on - by bike or by foot. West 63rd actually deserves some credit for keeping up it's appearance despite being bordered by so many high traffic areas - problem is (except for residents), those are more fun to walk on or even live on.
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

"Tourist friendly, relatively quiet for residents"

This street is populated with entertainment choices – if you’re a resident you can check out the West Side YMCA, and if you’re just visiting and happen to be wandering in the area, you can head over to the New York City Ballet Box Office located here. If you want to burn your money or if you only stay at swank hotels when you’re visiting the city, you can stay on this street at Empire Hotel, a gorgeous wooden decked gem of a hotel.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"A Quiet Street in a Busy City!"

This city block has a fantastic vibe. I visited a friend here recently, and it was definitely a far cry from my downtown matchbox. The block is surrounded by grocery stores, including a Gristedes with a great variety. There isn't much more you need than what you can find here. This is a nice area to live in and to come home to after a wild night out downtown. I wouldn't recommend walking around these streets alone late at night, but then again that is true for most of Manhattan. I personally walked home alone from here and did not encounter any problems. This is a great area for families because most of the buildings are renovated or converted townhouses. W 63r intersects Riverside Drive and Hudson River Park on one side and other extreme, it reaches Central Park, and it is 2 blocks from the 65th st cross through. It's nice and quiet, i would recommend it for families or couples trying to settle down.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Suburban living in the heart of Manhattan!"

I've lived on West 63rd Street for almost two years now, and while it's certainly not the same vibe as the rest of New York City, I love my building and would never move. There are two groceries stores just one block away from 63rd on West End (one on 62nd and one on 64th) - Gristedes has great variety, and Western Beef has great prices, so whether you're looking for hard-to-find gourmet or inexpensive, you're covered.

Between Amsterdam and West End, 63rd is closed to traffic due to low-income housing projects. They're very clean, but like most housing projects can be a bit scary at night. However, I checked into crime reports before moving in and found almost nothing, and as a young woman, I've regularly walked through late at night without any problems. It seems to be mostly families who live there.

63rd goes all the way through to Central Park, and is close to the crossover at 65th Street, so it's very convenient to go cross-town. In addition to Central Park on the east side of the street, the west side has a small one-block park with playground that is frequented by the many families and dogwalkers in the area.

Overall, I love 63rd street - it's much quieter than most Manhattan streets, and almost suburban, but that suits me perfectly!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids

"A Little Treasure Street"

George Balanchine Way is a segment of West 63rd Street that was renamed for the founder of the New York City Ballet in June of 1990. On the western end is the Empire, a building that was first an inexpensive hotel for people to live, then an expensive hotel for people to visit and is now condos! Its biggest purpose or attraction, of course, is that it leads directly to the New York State Theater, where Balanchine created so much for the New York City Ballet, and in general to the theatres and plaza at Lincoln Center (Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Damrosch Park). An incredible place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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