7.0 out of 10

West 74 St, Upper West Side

Ranked 6th best street in Upper West Side
40.7776490003279 -73.9752724995149
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Public Transport
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

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

"Very Commercial and Very Busy Area"

Some sections of W. 74th Street has apartments for residents. But many blocks have commercial establishments. Also, some blocks are decent to walk, while other blocks are not that great. I think it is up to the beholder to decide what he likes and doesn't like about the place.

Plus, when I approach people along the way, they snubbed me and kept on going. To me, the place is too busy, but that is the way I see it.
Pros
  • The largest shopping district on the Upper East Side
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Too many cars around
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 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
2yrs+

"Great Neighborhood to Live In"

W. 74th street has a lot going on for being here. You will find a lot to do. There are restaurants right around the corner. There are also stores nearby. The street has also been well kept so you don't mind a leisurely stroll once in a while.

You can take the subway or the bus to or near 74th Street and walk the rest of the way, depending on where you are going.
Pros
  • Plenty of stores
  • Plenty of restaurants
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
2yrs+

"Shopping and Convenience"

The one thing about this area is it used to be called New Amsterdam before NYC became New York. Now the street is simply Amsterdam Ave. This is basically a place where you can find a lot of old stuff. Someone told me one time that if you are looking for vintage stuff, this is the place to go. When you go to Amsterdam Ave, don't forget to stop by and check out Allan & Suzi. You'll know why when you stop there. You'll probably see a huge crowd of people looking in through the window display. it seems to captivate large audiences.
Pros
  • Plenty of stores
  • Get plenty of exercise walking around
  • Mixed bag
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"Best Shopping In the Upper West Side"

Columbus Avenue has an amazing collection of shops located between 66th and 86th street. Every time I'm in New York I make sure to visit. It makes a fun day trip, with great shops and great dining. Some of my favorite shops include Maxilla & Mandible, Harry's Shoes, and the shops at Columbus Circle. You can find almost anything you can think and stay within your budget. I would recommend this street to families, couples, and just about anybody looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Quiet and Clean"

This is a wonderful neighborhood in New York's Upper West Side. 74th ends at Riverside Dr. which is a beautiful place to take a walk. On the other side of 74th you can end up in Central Park West. The roads are not usually too busy until you get closer to Broadway and Amsterdam. The Fairway Market is conveniently close by and banks are relatively easy to get to. There are restaurants all along Broadway or Amsterdam, whichever direction you wish to travel.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Central Park is Right Around the Corner"

This is the ultimate location if you are a fan of Central Park. With Broadway, Amsterdam, and Central Park located in the vicinity, you are never short of an opportunity to catch a show or eat at a five star restaurant. A short walk to the Hayden Planetarium and American Museum of Natural History will give you an enjoyable Saturday. To end a perfect day, go to Cafe Lalo a few blocks away and order one of their scrumptious desserts.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
3/5
2yrs+

"peace & peace"

I have visited this place last Sunday........OH MY GOD!!!!!!It was just hell for me....as i love hanging around and chilling....this place was full of peace and peace only.......but for families its a nice place as schools are very much reputed.Public transport is also just So-So....
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
tyronesmith32
tyronesmith32 mam i strongly disagree, i live here in new york city and to have the previllage to visit the area you have visited and i liked it. it could have been some sort of mistake if you find it being horrible it was because you didnt wanted to have fun. everyone knows new york is full of live parties and has tones of stuff to do so i have to disagree new york is fun even on 74th street i love it.
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • 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
2yrs+

"Art dealer, typical New York food stops"

The art dealer Art Liquid is located here – they acquire art from artists at all stages of their career (including post-mortem), so if you’re looking to shovel away a few paintings check it out. There are also the staples you can find on just about any New York street here – the pizzeria, the bakery, etc.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Great socializing for middle aged and up"

Since this is a main drag through the top hat of Manhattan, there are plenty of things to do for both residents and tourists. I’d recommend checking out Calle Ocho – especially if you live in New York and miss Miami terribly. Besides having mojitos that are actually made correctly (apparently it’s not as easy as you’d think), this place has a great atmosphere.
4/5
2yrs+

"An integral part of New York history"

An undeniable part of New York history is the bath house culture and Continental Baths, based in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel was one of the most famous. From the outside, the Ansonia building is hugely impressive but inside, a very different tale was being played and although it is not something for all the family, if the seedier side of New York history appeals to you then this remains a key landmark for all voyeurs of New York’s past.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
5/5
2yrs+

"Discover something new"

As you can imagine from such a huge city like New York, there are going to be plenty of markets to consider and contend with but until you’ve seen Greenflea on Columbus Avenue you haven’t seen anything. Its so large it sprawls indoors and outdoors and it goes beyond the standard flea market approach of many New York City markets, its traders provide fresh produce as well. You can drag all the family around it and the kids will love the interaction and the chance for food so it’s a great stop off for all the family.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Vintage clothes shopping at its best"

New Amsterdam is the old name for New York and Amsterdam is a street to go to if you wants the very best in old clothes. New York City has a great array of vintage clothing shops but one of the best is easily Allan & Suzi’s where the window display alone has people coming for miles to see what is happening.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Offers a little bit of everything."

Columbus Avenue, like many of the longer roads, has a different vibe depending on where you land on it, but rest assured you will find something to love about each section. Each area has great dining options and numerous shopping adventures. Isabella's located on Columbus near West 77th street offers great outdoor dining during the summer months. Columbus Avenue has a number of eating options that offer outdoor dining during the warm months which is great for individuals who enjoy watching the city go by (i'm one of those people). It is crowded but never feels overly congested which is a nice medium. Overall it's a wonderful place to visit and reside.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"Great family street"

This street is great for married couples, especially those with children. The schools in this area are top notch as far as education, safety, and the fact that they are very close. The only downside is that it can get almost too boring here because of how quiet it can be. So, if you like action, you may want to pass this street, but if you are one who wants to enjoy life and take it easy in a beautiful place, this is a perfect place to be.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
4/5
2yrs+

"Diverse and lovely"

Columbus Avenue is an extremely diverse road, with what seems like a new personality every block. One block might be a center for overlypriced clothing and random items, while another might be a genuinely diverse neighborhood. Great places to eat line almost every block. It's a great street overall, one of the few good, diverse streets in the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Kind of a Yuppie Fantasy"

Well parts of Columbus Avenue, in the 60s through the 80s, might be what you're dreaming of if you want to take a Sex and the City trip to New York, but really it's more than that, like almost every street in New York. It's really more than just one group of people that make it what it is. From Lincoln Center through an ethnically diverse neighborhood further north, like Broadway in a way, you can find just about everything you want, including overpriced clothing stores, jewelry stores and food stores. But it's all quite stylish and interesting if that is what you like. Check out the Museum of Natural History too.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A quiet, dog-friendly street to live on the upper west side with a private school preschool on the block"

West 74th Street is bookended by Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. There's great clothes shopping on Columbus, four blocks away from the best coffee shop on the upper west side, The Coffee Bean. Aside from tasty thin crust pizza around the corner on Amsterdam and the bakery Crumbs, there's no real hip restaurants. Please tell me if you feel otherwise.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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