Google Plus Business   Pinterest


1.4 out of 10

East Houston St, Lower East Side

40.7204329504536 -73.9803886856509
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • No ratings yet


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Nothing to offer but traffic"

Houston is one of the biggest streets in Manhattan but it's really busy, traffic is always atrocious and I wouldn't ever recommend living on it. And, if you had to, I definitely wouldn't recommend East Houston. It's ugly and loud and offers nothing in the way of neighborhood or entertainment.
The block of East Houston at Essex looks very Lower East Side in the non-hipster way. There's a deli, a playground and an apartment building with Soviet Union accoutrements on it. It's a very kitschy block. The entire south side of the street as you go down to Clinton is filled with little bars and restaurants though none of them are particularly noteworthy. At least it's nice to have a few neighborhood spots to pop into to . . .a lot of streets don't have that. Though it's hard to consider anything on a street as busy as Houston "neighborhoody." There's just too much traffic, noise, people and trash for any part of this street to be quaint. And, it seems to get worse the further east you go on Houston.
The street is pretty filled with apartment buildings until you get up to around Pitt. But, I really wouldn't recommend living in any of these. As I said, it's really loud on this street and there is much to be desired in the realm of privacy. Once you get to Pitt, there's the Hamilton Fish Park and Hamilton Library. But, both of these are completely surrounded by housing projects so they're not exactly the safest public areas in the city. There's a public school at FDR but public schools are pretty scary in New York so I don't know that that's helpful information. And, at the end of the street is the East River Park. The section of it that abuts with Houston is the ball park and one of the pedestrian entrances for the Williamsburg bridge. The nicest thing I have to say about this area is that at least you can get out quickly via the bridge.
  • Loud
  • Dirty
  • No bar or restaurant scene

Unranked Streets in Lower East Side

Orchard St

"Great street for the young and energetic"
40.715461000366 -73.9915995024526
"About Willett Street"
40.7165307805848 -73.9825147665648


"Restaurant supplies and lighting fixtures"
40.7143135001936 -73.9973170009398

Broome St

"Quieter than other LES streets, but not dead by any means"
40.7168084784542 -73.9859005995982

Essex St

"Not much on the pro but no horrible cons either"
40.7182739198707 -73.9883460698437
"Interesting Street in the Village"
40.7127310482982 -73.9838124668258

Hester St

"Not much outside of tenements"
40.7160423390355 -73.9913755042502

Jackson St

"On Jackson Street"
40.7125127066424 -73.9807434819292

Jefferson St

"Not That Jefferson"
40.7130718100668 -73.9885325310501
"The lackluster bridge"
40.7123940237066 -73.993483989679

All data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the RLS or Douglas Elliman. See Terms of Service for additional restrictions.

All information regarding a property for sale, rental, taxes or financing is from sources deemed reliable. No representation is made as to the accuracy thereof, and such information is subject to errors, omission, change of price, rental, commission, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. All square footage and dimensions are approximate. Exact dimensions can be obtained by retaining the services of a professional architect or engineer.

The number of bedrooms listed above is not a legal conclusion. Each person should consult with his/her own attorney, architect or zoning expert to make a determination as to the number of rooms in the unit that may be legally used as a bedroom.

© 2014. Douglas Elliman Real Estate. All material presented herein is intended for information purposes only. While, this information is believed to be correct, it is represented subject to errors, omissions, changes or withdrawal without notice. All property information, including, but not limited to square footage, room count, number of bedrooms and the school district in property listings are deemed reliable, but should be verified by your own attorney, architect or zoning expert. Equal Housing Opportunity.