6.7 out of 10

Bleecker St, Little Italy

40.7253415007424 -73.9926254993048
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters


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

"Really lovely block with not a lot of space"

I consider this little block of street to be Nolita, and I suspect most people do as well, but if the actual grid says it's Little Italy, then perhaps we're wrong. This is a fantastic area but wildly expensive with the tiniest apartments ever. I looked here a bunch when I was moving and my jaw hit the floor when I got the price: space breakdown. Most of the apartments are older and really cute; and, there are a ton of trees around here. This chunk of Bleecker doesn't, at all, feel like a big street. It's very cute.
This block of Bleecker has some great spots on it too. The first bar I ever went to on my first night looking for an apartment was Von right on the corner. It's still one of my favorite bars in the city. It's cozy and dark. There's always a great crowd and the beer and wine selection is pretty good. The downstairs bar is a little rowdier and has actual alcohol: they're both great and I highly recommend this spot to just about any kind of person.
There's a gorgeous apartment building right at Elizabeth that used to be a factory and has the space / price problem that I was talking about. If you don't need a lot of space and like paying a lot in rent to live in a lovely neighborhood, then this building is worth a shot. Next door to Von is a photographer's studio that was built by Franklin Roosevelt's great grandfather. This whole block has some amazing old buildings. There's also a great bar called Crown across the street ( not as cool as Von but still pretty cool) a lovely Italian spot and a Cuban restaurant I have to try.
This block is so gorgeous that I really wanted to live here. But, alas, the price tag is just unbearable.
  • Gorgeous buildings
  • Lots of trees
  • Great bars
  • Really expensive
  • Apartments are tiny walkups
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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