"Trade convenience for quiet"
Morningside Drive is a gorgeous area of the city. The street runs alongside Morning Side park and those who are lucky enough to live in the area will find that the tree-lined street is very out of the ordinary for Manhattan. Parking is not terrible in the area either, which is nice for residents who wish to keep a car. The park is a nice haven for nature lovers and athletes alike and you can't beat walking right across the street to find the nature that most Manhattan-ites yearn for. There are some great convenience stores in the area which makes shopping easy, however public transportation is less accessible and it can be a bit of a hall to get from the area down to midtown and downtown for work. While the commute is a bit much for some it's a nice trade off in my opinion and a nice place to have a family.