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7.2 out of 10

Norfolk St, Lower East Side

Ranked 5th best street in Lower East Side
40.7190781174943 -73.9870170729171
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Shopping Options
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Tourists



"A bit of both worlds."

Norfolk is a great location to call home. There is literally nothing but residential homes on the block, but it's near Grand and Broome Street, two intersections that pack a lot of punch. You can get the party going on on of the major cross streets then simply walk home to the quiet of your own personal oasis. Norfolk and it's surrounding area is my ideal Manhattan a mix of calm and crazy.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5

"Great place to live"

If you are a twenty-something who loves to party, but also to come home to your relatively quiet street, than Norfolk Street would be a choice place to live. There are actually blocks on the street that have yet to feature a bar or restaurant, a rarity in the LES. If you are visiting and plan on doing some bar hopping in the neighborhood, a stop into Nurse Bettie is worth your troubles. The 50's pinup themed bar features a delicious array of cocktails you've most likely never tried before. (Pearly Legal, anyone?)

"Norfolk Street... Alright"

The Village: what a sweet location! Lots of trees, walking and calm. Like something from a 1920s film on New York City Life, score by a jazz saxophone in a minor key. this street is mainly residential and houses people from all walks of life. Norfolk St is close to the following metro stations: 6 at Spring Street, F, J, M, Z at Essex St- Delancey St, and the J, M, Z at Bowery. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is moderate, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

"Nice place, like a tropical island in an ocean, almost"

Norfolk St would strike me as a much better place to live on than its counterpart in British county names Suffolk St next door, instead of being a dull and boarded up place this street has trees down it which always make a place seem nicer, and in general it had a good vibe.
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5

"A little less crazy then other nearby blocks"

Norfolk between Stanton and Houston is one of the few blocks on the Lower East Side that does not have a bar or Restaurant on it (for now at least). The whole west side of the block is taken up by an Elementary School. Used to live on Clinton Street and it is so nice to have at least a little bit of peace and quite.

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"Restaurant supplies and lighting fixtures"
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Broome St

"Quieter than other LES streets, but not dead by any means"
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Essex St

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

"Not much outside of tenements"
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Jackson St

"On Jackson Street"
40.7125127066424 -73.9807434819292

Jefferson St

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