6.8 out of 10

West Broadway, Tribeca

Ranked 2nd best street in Tribeca
40.7178655657994 -74.0073745396778
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Not impressive in this nabe"

I like West Broadway a lot in other neighborhoods; but, I'm just not a fan of it in Tribeca. I guess, now that I think about it, I'm not exactly a huge fan of Tribeca as a whole. There are some places I like in the area, but it just doesn't seem like a neighborhood to me. Plus, transportation is crappy in Tribeca -- and, West Broadway is no different.
There are a couple of little, cool places right at Walker -- I like Tribeca Tavern. And, there's a little whisp of a park right there as well. That's one thing that Tribeca does well: parks. There are a ton of them -- even if they aren't all that big or impressive.
There are some cool, old buildings on West Broadway, but a lot of the quaintness of the street gets completely taken over by massive, new apartment buildings that house 4 million dollar lofts. Tribeca is pretty big on the multi-million dollar, modern loft. And, West Broadway is just full of them once you get down into this neighborhood. There's another little park a few blocks down on W Broadway that used to be a big drug dealing square but then got cleaned up as the neighborhood became posh. But, other than that, I don't see much of a difference between the financial district and Tribeca when it comes to lack of greenery and oppressive buildings. And, I feel like, while W Broadway has so much going on in Soho, the Tribeca version of the street holds a lot of things that used to be something noteworthy (like the Odeon -- that place is just sad). I feel like, this is West Broadway Street! Come on, rich people! Plant a garden and put up a restaurant or something!
  • Cool lofts
  • Dead at night
  • Ugly
  • Lifeless
Recommended for
  • Professionals

"From Soho to Tribeca"

W Broadway runs through Soho and Tribeca. I like to walk or bike along this street. It hosts very nice buildings, and, like the other streets crossing Soho, elegant boutiques and galleries. Its southern part (Tribeca) is home of excellent restaurants. I do not know which one is the best. My advice is to go there and try the ones that suit your taste better.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"For people with a lot of money to burn"

West Broadway is home to some swanky hotels and spas – the Soho Grand Hotel, for example, or the Bayan City Spa. This is also where you’ll find Cipriani Downtown – and really, people, it doesn’t get better than Cipriani (if you have the money to wash away during these economic times, anyway).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Nice, but Nothing New"

Not to be confused with "Broadway" which runs throughout the length of the island of Manhattan, West Broadway is a short avenue that starts at West Houston street and runs southwards. If you are a tourist in the area with a tendency to take cabs, be weary of drivers that will take you to Broadway and tell you it's the same thing. This area has some beautiful architecture to match its mostly upscale visitors and residents. There is plenty of fabulous dining stretching all the way down to to Canal street, where it blends in with the surrounding Chinatown feel. Most of the residence and office space here are wide windowed lofts in metallic/modern buildings. There isn't much in the sense of nightlife besides the eateries, so this would be a nice area to start off your evening. Compared to the self-proclaimed "chic" SoHo, West Broadway does not offer too much in the sense of novelty or originality. During nice days, it offers a nice stroll.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

"Rising neighborhood but a bit stuffy"

West Broadway, starting at West Houston Street, offers tourists and citizens amazing architectural appeal and fabulous dining. The area is home to a number of loft-style office spaces and cast-iron buildings. Origins flagship store can be found on West Broadway between Spring and Broome Streets and is worth a stop if beauty products are your game. The area is also home to a number of upscale eateries, mostly Italian, Latin and French cuisine are common fare as well as a nightclub or two. “Exclusive” is quickly becoming the name of the game on West Broadway with an exclusive condominium planned. While Soho prides itself on being hip and trendy West Broadway can come off as a bit stuffy, as if it's trying to be far better than it is. It's a nice area to walk along and there are points of interest but I could take it or leave it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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