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3.2 out of 10

Centre St, Little Italy

40.7192471544659 -73.9989608472083
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Nothing noteworthy"

There's really not much to report as far as Centre is concerned. There are some really cool, old buildings. But, there's not much to do or see. And, the street isn't exactly charming to look it. It's a little run down and there's not a lot of green around. Of all streets in Little Italy, I wouldn't recommend this one. It just doesn't have the charm.
The intersection of Grand and Centre used to be called Bayard's Mount. It was the home of a wealthy merchant by the name of Bayard and the Revolutionary Army fortified it to launch the Revolution. Makes me wonder how many people died at this intersection . . . not that there was an intersection here back then. Right at the corner is a really cool looking, massive building called Odd Fellow's Hall. It was made as a guild for people that didn't belong to any other guild and I find that to be hilarious. Next door to the Odd Fellow's is another area where there were actually a lot of deaths (instead of the presumed deaths at the intersection). 217 Hester is the address where a man stabbed a police officer in the neck in the '20's, an 8 year old boy stabbed a little girl in 1904 and a man was stabbed in 1896 in a mob attack. Pretty crazy but maybe I wouldn't live in this building if you didn't want to suddenly become a stabber or be stabbed.
Once you get across Hester, the street really starts to take on the Chinatown aesthetic and energy. There's even a Pagoda shaped building that used to be a bank right on the corner.
  • A few pretty buildings
  • Dead at night
  • No bar or restaurant scene

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Baxter St

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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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