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7.5 out of 10

Broadway, Little Italy

Ranked 2nd best street in Little Italy
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Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"All the beautiful people at Sunday brunch"

West Houston is an IT street, so if you are new to New York, please do be sure to pronounce it correctly, not like Houston in Dallas. It divides SoHo from NoHo (aka South of Houston and North of Houston, yes a truly imaginative method of naming neighborhoods) and cuts a big east-to-west traffic line across Manhattan. Angelika is an important venue for independent films, and so is the smaller, but no less important Film Forum, some blocks to the west. Apparently, New Yorkers love their independent film, because on a Friday or Saturday night, the Angelika waiting area is packed elbow to elbow, and you don't get in to see a film without a reservation ahead of time. Houston is also conspicuous for the enormous, racy underwear ads on the sides of buildings, and for an informal kind of promenade around weekend brunch time of all the beautiful people in the world, picking distinctively at vintage furniture and clothing stalls set up along the street. Perhaps you never thought that there was such a thing as too trendy, but West Houston is too trendy. You have the feeling everyone is looking at everyone else, silently calculating shoe or handbag values. I appreciate the presence of the basketball courts at 6th Avenue, to bring a touch of the real world to this street, though I admit even here all the players seem conspicuously styled and attractive.
  • beautiful people abound
  • major thoroughfare, central location
  • large street with lots of traffic
  • the billboards with huge underwear ads
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 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

"Houston is a busy street, great for twenty-somethings"

Houston is one of the great dividers of Manhattan neighborhoods – West Houston Splits up Noho (North of Houston) from Soho (South of Houston), and is a busy main drag. It’s close to anything you can imagine being close to – as it is right in the middle of these downtown commercial hotspots.

"Indie Vibe on West Houston"

The more west you go on Houston, pretty much the cooler it gets. You'll find some of the best film houses in Manhattan along Houston, as well as some of the trendiest shops and eateries. If you keep going further, you'll find your share of some really good (and interesting) clubs. If you can swing the rent on the street, you're in for some of the hippest living you can find.

"Great place for the underground!"

And by underground, I mean underground movies. If you're a fan of indie or foreign films, this is your dream come true. When I visited my brother, I had never actually seen a foreign film. This started, and cemented, my love for the non-hollywood films. They're great, possibly romantic, and always a new experience. Definently reccomended for anyone who wants a fun movie night.

"T.R.E.N.D.Y. Houston, the Division between NoHo and SoHo"

As you walk down W. Houston, you can't help but be struck by how trendy all establishments are. And they're usually good. The Angelika is a great movie theater of Mercer and Hudson, showing independent and foreign features. Excellent vibe, but suffers from its close proximity to a subway line. All theaters are watchable even though.

Unranked Streets in Little Italy

Bleecker St

"Really lovely block with not a lot of space"
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Spring St

"Small area but lots of cool stuff"
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Baxter St

"A little, uneventful street"
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Broome St

"A mix of a lot of neighborhoods bleeds onto Broome"
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Centre St

"Nothing noteworthy"
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Grand St

"Kind of dirty and finding its way"
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Howard St

"A very south Soho street"
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Mott St

"Darling street with a lot to do"
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Mulberry St

"Italy revisited"
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