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  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
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"Five years ago: shady drug haven. Now: melting pot of artists, yuppies, and rockers."

A friend of mine moved into the Avalon Bowery (a massive luxury apartment building on 2nd between 1st and Bowery) five years ago; everyone was in a bit of shock upon hearing that she had elected to pay so much to live in such a sketchy neighborhood. Boy, have things changed since that day.

The streets surrounding that building are filled with high end boutiques like Blue and Cream and Patricia Field. On a warm evening, you can walk past restaurants like Gemma or Five Points and catch a g... Full review
  • good mix of people
  • great food
  • great bar scene
  • close to major transport
  • packed with people
  • no trees anywhere
  • expensive
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