7.3 out of 10

72nd St Transverse, Central Park

Ranked 5th best street in Central Park
40.7738043695359 -73.9725121707311
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5

"The route to all the goodies"

72nd St Transverse is the park entrance that I use to get to all the things I do in Central Park. I enter on the east side to get to Philharmonic in the Park, Summer Stage, the movies in the park, etc. I use the west entrance to get to Shakespeare in the park. It's basically a direct line to all the free summer fun there is to be had in the park. It's also the best entrance to use to get the famous Boathouse. The boathouse really does deserve all the notoriety it has as far as a great lunch place. The food if pretty good, and it's just beautiful. I highly recommend having a lunch here. It took me two years of living here before I finally did it and I can't believe I waited that long.
The transverse is open to cars so it's not the most scenic park walk as it can be pretty full of traffic that either goes way too fast or doesn't move at all. But, supposedly, they're putting in more bike lanes which is supposed to make that better -- seems to me it'lll make it worse but who knows. All in all, this is the best road to use for navigating your way into all the goods but not ideal for a leisurely stroll
  • Direct access to the fun stuff
  • Traffic
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
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 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"The Boathouse is off of this road; great source of recreation"

Terrace Dr. meanders through the middle of Central Park, near Cherry Hill and the lake in the center of the park. This is where you can find the Boathouse, which is a restaurant as well as a place where you can rent both bikes and boats. This is a popular place for park-goers, and especially during warmer months the lake is populated with boats and the lake shore is full of loungers.

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