5.3 out of 10

Attorney St, Lower East Side

Ranked 18th best street in Lower East Side
40.7183457266122 -73.9844827128175
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Quiet . . . like scary quiet"

Attorney's not a great street. My sister used to have an apartment on Attorney and though I loved her apartment and her neighborhood, the street is a little too dark and quiet. Yes, the Lower East Side is stupidly loud so it's nice to have a little quiet, but this street is quiet in a kind of scary way at night. There aren't any restaurants on the street and there isn't a lot going on. But, if you find a great deal on Attorney, it's not awful. It's really close to so much to do. . . just be careful at night on your walk home.
There's a cool dive bar on the corner of Attorney and Houston. It's really divey but the good news is that there aren't nearly as many hipsters and punk kids. And, there's a liquor store right next door to it in case you're a big lush and want more for the road! There's a school that stops the street at Rivington which is lovely for the kids but a major pain for the rest of us. The gates are often closed and we have had to walk around the block and back onto Attorney on the way home from a night out. Seeing as Attorney isn't the most lively street in the neighborhood, it's kind of a sketchy walk to get around the school. The street does it again at Seward "Park" but at least you can actually walk through the park and it's not really park so it's not nearly big enough to be scary late at night.
Once you get past Broome, there's just a few big apartment buildings that don't have much character, a Church that I don't think has much character considering how old it is and a deli. It's really no man's land after the bridge though I think Attorney is a bit of a no man's land in its entirety.
  • Quieter than the rest of the neighborhood
  • Cool apartments
  • Sketchy at night
  • No restaurants
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"Forgotten by the city"

Interesting "public art" is the only thing really going on on Attorney Street. There are no eateries to speak of and no great boutiques that you just have to pop into. It's quiet for the most part and while that can be nice it's a bit odd when you consider the area it is in. When everything around is bustling and rowdy you have to wonder why one street seems so forgotten.
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

"Attorney Street Graffiti"

Very cool graffiti on all of the buildings with a real flare. There's nothing syntesized about this New York, this is the real thing.The Village: what a sweet location! Lots of trees, walking and calm. Like something from a 1980s film on New York City Life, score by a jazz saxophone in a minor key. this street is mainly residential and houses people from all walks of life. Attorney St is close to the following metro stations: 6 at Spring Street, F, J, M, Z at Essex St- Delancey St, and the J, M, Z at Bowery. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

"Not a nice place."

Had the misfortune to have to go down here on my recent walking tour of New York, it’s filled with 60s style dull brown brick buildings, bad on their own, but they are completely covered in graffiti, ranging from monkeys saying ‘stay in school’ to the more profound. Wouldn’t want to live here. Or visit here again.

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