4.9 out of 10

West St, West Village

40.7346054110219 -74.0100133904961
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Pest Free
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

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

"Kind of highway / kind of a street"

11th turns into West, or the Westside Highway, at Horatio so I really consider it to be a West Village Street even though it remains West the rest of the way down. There's not a lot of noteworthy things about West but if you live on the street you have a great view of the Hudson. Cars fly down this street, though, so you have to be careful. And, I think it's pretty creepy at night because there isn't a lot of foot traffic after dark.
The entirety of West on the west side of the street is a park. It's a great place to run or catch some sun in the spring. There are always a lot of people in the park pretty much year round, though.
The Jane Hotel is at the corner of Jane and West and it is gorgeous. It has been around forever -- it was where all of the Titanic survivors were taken. But, now, it's known mostly for it's bar and Cafe Gitane rather than being known as a place to actually stay when visiting. The Jane is very trendy and very old world beautiful. And, Gitane has an awful lot of popularity for reasons I can't understand. I don't think the food is anything to write home about.
The corner of Bank and West holds the Westbeth building where Diane Arbus committed suicide (it used to be an artists colony but things like that don't exist in the West Village anymore). Right next door to the Westbeth is a fantastic tiny bar called Automatic Slims. I go there all the time.
Speaking of great bars, the Rusty Knot is at 11th and West and this is just about one of the best dive bars in the city. It is a dive bar for sure. I think they serve Dinty Moore canned stew here but I find it hard to believe that anyone orders it. It has pool tables and a lot of crusty old people mixed with young bucks. I have never not had a fantastic time at this place.
The rest of West heading into Tribeca is park on one side and mostly high rise condos on the other. It's a beautiful view and a great neighborhood. I just think the street is a little scary to actually live on.
Pros
  • Some great bars
  • Great views
  • Lovely park
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Sketchy at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian

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