5.3 out of 10

East 24th St, Kips Bay

40.7389432760079 -73.9813489752307
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students


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

"Lots to eat and study -- if you're into Danny Meyer and business . . ."

Not much to remark about this street. It's pretty much overrun with schools, park and restaurants. Not that that's a bad thing . . .
East 24th starts out at Madison Square Park. As far as downtown parks go, this one is probably the best. Yes, it's always packed -- and, I mean packed. But, it is always shady and has some lovely benches. And, it has a Shake Shack. The line isn't as bad as it used to be since the other two opened. And, even when it is particularly long, sitting with a burger and a shake on a spring day in the park is pretty unbeatable.
There are two Danny Meyer restaurants directly next door to each other across the street from the park (Shake Shack is also his). There is the incredibly famous and somewhat expensive Madison Park and his Indian restaurant . . the name of which I can't remember. This is kind of funny because I've actually been to his Indian joint and not Madison Park. The food isn't exactly Indian -- it's a little to fancy to be considered authentic. But, it was very good so I'll excuse him on that.
As you head further east, the street (much like its west side counterpart) is pretty much all big buildings that replaced lovely old things. The Baruch Business school takes up one entire block and then NYU trickle off takes over the next. It's kind of depressing, but the street's proximity to two lovely parks makes east 24th a little more mellow than any of the 20's on the west side.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students

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