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5.8 out of 10

Cherry St, Lower East Side

Ranked 17th best street in Lower East Side
40.7114410865944 -73.9877003524628
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Often overlooked slice of Old New York"

Running along the Eastern edge of Lower Manhattan, Cherry Street seems like a time machine into a bygone age, a Lower East Side all but lost to trendy cocktail bars and open-mic slam poetry nights. There's no sign of a Williamsburg-esque renewal here; Cherry Street is one of the few New York streets to retain tenement housing alongside plenty of public-housing options, making the area a surprisingly affordable one. That's not to say Cherry Street is dangerous, however, although it's far from pleasant - the occassional scent of urine seems to be a fixture near the hulking overpass. There's not much on here; a few community centres and a grocery store or two are all that's available for the social butterfly, along Corlears Hook Park is present enough, and the East River Bikeway is a free gym for sports fans. When all's said and done, however, it's price - rather than charm - that render Cherry Street an option for the potential home-buyer or renter, although its lack of bohemian pretension and loud bars might make it particularly appealing for quiet and at-homey types.

"Catherine Slip, a great place to take a picture.."

Catherine Slip, a great place to take a picture of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. It was a difficult job to find a good position for taking a picture of these famous landmarks in one panorama photo. What we did was just take set set of pictures and merged them later together with photoshop. :-)
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Uraniumfish Agreed, Catherine slip is a nice place to visit with a wide angle lens camera, but you wouldn't want to live here.
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"Nothing exciting but seems a nice place to stay"

Cherry Street is one of the streets that remind you that lots of people stay in New York and it’s not just for tourists. It seems a great residential area to live in, the buildings are pretty compact and from the outside they look great and the tree lined street on the opposite side gives some protection and privacy. If I lived in New York, I’d seriously consider this area.

"Cherry Street Beats"

I think every major American city has a Cherry St. This one isn’t all that much fun to be honest. It does, however, have some great housing. I LOVE tree lined blocks and this one is no excpeption. Sometimes this city is just a little too concrete for me, and I enjoy streets with a little bit of green. This street is close to other more eventuful street, and is accessible by various metro stations and buses.

"Quite nice quiet street"

While on my first holiday to New York City from England I walked down Cherry Street on the way to Corlears Hook Park. It’s a pleasant street, on the edge of the urban metropolis, with a lot of greenery, with a park on one side, and some fairly old high-rise apartments on the other side.

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