4.9 out of 10

West 26th St, Garment District

40.7436235007209 -73.988602498943
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"Little commercial block"

West 26th only runs for one block through the Garment District neighborhood. And, this particular block is nothing of what you expect of the Garment District in general. The neighborhood is really depressing looking, to be honest. I always feel like it's a little bit gloomier around the Garment and Hell's Kitchen. But, this block is, actually, quite nice. The only problem is you can't really live here. It's a very commercial area like most of the area surrounding Madison Square Park. It starts at the top end of the park which I really enjoy. There's great people watching here and the Shake Shack is always a good time if you can handle the wait . . which is always exorbitant.
This little stretch used to be quite fancy. The restaurant, Delmonico's was once here. It's probably the most famous restaurant in New York City that no longer exists. At the end of the 19th century, it was the most fashionable place to be. They invented Eggs Benedict and Lobster Newberg. When Delmonico's moved, it became another fashionable restaurant where Stanford White ate his last meal before being shot. Now, it's the FX Network headquarters where they make up shows about people getting shot (Damages). The other building on this block is a commercial high rise with a gallery on the bottom floor. There are some cool looking gargoyles on the building but nothing to see inside outside of the gallery.
It's a nice looking, commercial block, but that's exactly what it is. You don't really go here unless you work here.
  • Next to Madison Square Park
  • Commercial area
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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