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5.7 out of 10

Centre St, Chinatown

Ranked 8th best street in Chinatown
40.7163333661455 -74.0012548756589
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
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"Stay on the right side of the law"

Thankfully our time in Centre Street was spent merely sight seeing and not actually using the facilities of the numerous courts that can be found in the area. Its probably handy for everyone to keep all these buildings in a close location but it also allows for a lot of sight seeing as they tend to all be impressive and imposing buildings. Just make sure if you visit Centre Street it through your own choosing.

"Municipal and Federal buildings"

Centre St extends from Chambers St to Kenmare St. It hosts in its South part New York’s Municipal and Federal buildings. The town hall is right there, and it is where most of the New Yorkers and tourists get married! (New York is similar to Las Vegas in terms of marriage laws). There are also extremely beautiful buildings around there, worth a visit if you are interested in architecture: The Manhattan Municipal Building, The Manhattan Criminal Court Building, the Courthouse Building, and –close to them – the New York City Hall. The northern side of Centre St is, instead, a typical and crowded Chinatown street.

"Centre of great architecture!"

Centre street has amazing architecture to check out for tourists with an interest in that sort of thing. The Supreme Court Building is worth a stop to check out the building and the views from the condos and coops are absolutely breathtaking, that is if you can afford it. Overall it's a nice area but don't expect real estate to be cheap at all. It's location comes at a premium.

"The Middle of Centre"

Centre street is a thoroughfare right in the middle of all the Lower East Side as an area has to offer. It’s a good for shopping and eating, though I’m not sure it’s the best street for living. I have a feeling that it would be really really hectic here.
This village is best accessed by the followed Metro Stations: 1,2 Houston Street, A,C,E, Spring Street, Prince St N,R,W, Broadway-Lafayette, B,D,F,V, Bleeker St, 4,6 2nd Ave- Lower East Side F,V, Canal St 1, 2, Canal St, A,C,E, ...N, Q R,W,... 4, 6,... J, M, Z, Grand St, B, D Bowery, J, M, Franklin, 1, 2. It is also very well acessible by the bus system!

Unranked Streets in Chinatown

Allen St

"A slummy looking street"
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"Used to be a slum: still looks like one"
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Canal St

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Catherine St

"A Nice Street"
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"The old Five Points only slightly better now"
40.7134262246357 -73.9980872316186

Chrystie St

"Short run before the bridge"
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Eldridge St

"Great restaurants on a not so great street"
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Elizabeth St

"Very Chinatown block"
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"The INS"
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Foley Sq

"Quaint little public spot"
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