3.2 out of 10

F D R Dr, Stuyvesant Town

40.7327366925867 -73.9745093983304
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Beach Lovers


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

"Really busy street with little to offer"

FDR Drive is not a street I would recommend living on. FDR is a major thoroughfare on the outside of the city. People fly down up and down this thing like it's a freeway. And the buildings on the west side of the street kind of all look like they're on the side of a freeway. The view is nice, but it's kind of dangerous in a number of ways. For one, if you have kids, you live on an extremely busy street. And, two because there are no bars, cafes, restaurants . . anything, it's pretty sketchy at night because there are no people walking around. I'm not a fan.
There are a few little things FDR that are nice. One of them is the East River view. It's not as pretty as the Hudson but a water view is a water view. And, there's actually a little beach right at 23rd where Swim the Apple sponsors day and night swims in the East River. I think the East River is way too disgusting to swim in, but some people seem to really like it. There's also a park running quite a ways down the East River that has all kinds of activities like movies, art shows and a little league baseball diamond. I prefer the West Side and I wouldn't live on this street but living around it isn't so bad.
  • The view
  • The park
  • Traffic
  • Noise
  • Sketchy at night
Recommended for
  • Beach Lovers

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