Google Plus Business   Pinterest


6.9 out of 10

Greene St, SoHo

Ranked 10th best street in SoHo
40.7232527651777 -74.000821802556
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Lotta cool building, lotta shopping, lotta NYU"

Greene is very much about the shopping and fashion niche that Soho is famous for. There are a lot of showrooms housed in the lofts and it is just blocks and blocks of stores. Greene starts at west 8th in the village and right on the corner where Ricky's is now was the loft that Jackson Pollack lived for several years. Right at the corner of Greene and Waverly is the Asch builiding that is quite famous for the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in the early 1900's. The building was supposed to be fireproof and a fire broke out. All of the young women working in the factory were locked in to maintain their grueling work orders and they all either burned, suffocated and leapt to their deaths. 146 people died and many claim that the building is incredibly haunted by them.
The corner of Greene and Washington Place is the rent controlled apartment that Edward Koch moved into in the '60's and even stayed there during his time as mayor -- which I think is pretty funny. The rest of the block is a bunch of NYU buildings so nothing too eventful there.
At Bleecker, there is an IM Pei building with a giant Picasso in front. It's an actual Picasso and I think it's funny that no one ever talks about it.
South of Houston are a ton of buildings that are from the 1880's and they're really cool. A lot of them have been restored and most of them house stores now -- at least on the floor level. Specifically, there are a lot of furniture stores on this block and a few of them are really cool but they're all really expensive. Well, there's an Apple Store right at Prince but that's techinically for the home as well, right?
South of Prince is where the Soho action really starts. The whole block is filled with high end boutiques like Anna Sui and Anya Hindmarch. And, the street pretty much stays in this vein the rest of the way down. If you like to shop, this is your area.
  • Shopping
  • Cool old buildings
  • Not tons to do
Recommended for
  • Trendy & Stylish

"On Greene Street"

Greene St is a street in the Greenwich Village and Soho. It runs from E 8th St to Canal St. The northern part of the street hosts NYU and residential buildings. The part in Soho has nice boutiques, which are not included in the major tourist routes. I enjoy walking around Greene St: Indeed, it is in a beautiful area.
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

"Gorgeous street, great for shoppers and tourists"

Greene Street is home to come lovely architecture, as well as the standard Soho shopping and eating affairs. On this street shoppers can find everything from antiques to espresso, as well as get their teeth cleaned at Greene Street Dental (if that’s what you’re into on your vacation time). In general, Greene Street is a great place for people watching – as there are usually plenty of people about.

"Love the vibe!"

A true "neighborhood" feel really vibrates all along Greene Street. The brownstones and buildings feel homey and well cared for and the small businesses that are located in the area clearly pride themselves on their individuality. The Coffee bar located by Houston brings an interesting aroma to the area and really fills the entire street with a friendly and fashionable vibe. It's a great place to call home.

Unranked Streets in SoHo

"Busy with a lot of noise"
40.7256145007514 -73.9971909988493

6 Ave

"A busy Avenue with little to offer"
40.726210932817 -74.0037471952968

Broome St

"Not as crazy as other Soho streets. But, not great."
40.7238246676643 -74.0039221038853

Grand St

"Too packed and dirty"
40.7222670973916 -74.0035306748215

Greenwich St

"Quiet and somewhat removed"
40.7271963261479 -74.0088899990252

Hudson St

"Sleepy part of the street"
40.7265725247964 -74.0074397950551

Renwick St

"Nothing to Look At"
40.7253260007746 -74.0084513379034
"No thank you"
40.7273918515551 -74.0096534583608

Unanswered Questions in SoHo

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.