5.9 out of 10

South St, Financial District

Ranked 15th best street in Financial District
40.704563381966 -74.0057863589718
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Decent Area with Some Stores"

South St. has some good areas. There are stores along the street. There are also shops where you can buy goods. Not too far from the area is the seaport area. This place doesn't have much to desire if you like looking at old ships.

There is a huge mall opposite the ships where you can go in and shop around. There is also a "Bodies" exhibit there. The strip going to the area is a mixture of cobblestone and brick.

It isn't too bad and I would recommend taking kids as they would enjoy an ice cream cone.
  • Plenty of stores
  • Famous landmarks
  • Too many kids around during summer
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

"Something to keep the kids happy"

Yes, New York is all hustle and bustle and shopping galore but if you have children in tow, it can become a bit more difficult to plan a full day. There are lots to do in the city but you need to plan ahead. The port in South Street has everything that will keep kids entertained for hours and even the Police Museum has an element of fun and excitement which should keep them happy for a little while.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"On South Street"

Not interested by this South Bronx street. I wasn’t very impressed. I didn’t think that it was nice to look at and thought that because the streets around it were relatively convenient, that it would also house the same benefits, but I was sadly mistaken. This may not be the place for the NYC culture you were searching for, but there’s definitely a good vibe here.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Come if you're a tourist, but avoid until the summer."

The most solid advice to give on South Street is to come if you're a tourist, but avoid it until the summer. South Street is now mostly a mall without any real attractions - the main dining spot in the area is, after all, a Pizzeria Uno. Not exactly classic New York right there. So wait for the summer and for the River to River Festival to begin. Then free concerts will be put on every couple of days at the Seaport, and the Bodies exhibition will be nearby. Many decent entertainment options exist if you have the patience to wait that long, and after all, why wouldn't you wait if all you're missing is Pizzeria Uno and chain stores that you could find in an upscale mall in Pennsylvania?
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"Great scenery, but thats the limit"

This is a great place to come and see the scenery and enjoy the views. This is probably one of the best places to see for a view, but there never felt like there was much more to see here. It's great if you have a family and would like to relax near a bay, which is around the corner, but there are more things to do elsewhere around the city.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

"The kids will love the old ships."

South St. in lower Manhattan which is home to the South Street Seaport is always a fun spot to bring the kids especially for a day of maritime and police museums and shopping an dinning.
The seaport dates back to the 1600's.
Take the kids to visit the old ships and they will feel as if they stepped back in time and are on Pirate ships.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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