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6.1 out of 10

West 34th St, Garment District

Ranked 4th best street in Garment District
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Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Tourists



"fast-paced shopping"

I love this place. The shopping extends from 5th avenue until 8th avenue, and boasts both cheaper stores as well as more expensive ones, from Conway, Strawberry, Forever 21 and H&M, the in-between like Victoria's Secret, Nine West and Aldo, and a bit more expensive at Bebe and Zara. There's a big movie theater between 8th and 9th avenues. It tends to be crowded like most shopping areas in Manhattan and the downside is that there are few places to sit. Eatery is not high-end either but it serves its purpose.

"An architectural delight"

Manhattan has more than enough attractions to make it worth seeing but something a little bit out of the ordinary can be found on West 34th Street. The Hammerstein Ballroom has been the location for many great gigs and even wrestling bouts which makes it a fantastic source of history about popular culture. The architecture of the venue, with its sweeping elegance gives another great reason to check it out.

"Just for shopping"

W 34th St extends between the Hudson River and 5 Av. This noisy and busy street offers everything a professional shopper needs. Here are Macy's and other famous brand shops.
It is not a good idea to live here: It is too a noisy and crowded street and you will not find any food besides the one served in the major chain shops.

"Tourists, Tourists, Everywhere"

34th street is famous for it's role in the film "Miracle on 34th street" but it's far from a miracle in my mind. 34th street is loud, obnoxious and incredibly crowded. Macy's, Penn Station and the Empire State Building, which are all within walking distance of one another, create a triple threat that just seems to breed chaos. The amount of people in the area at any given time pretty much sucks the enjoyability out of the area. As a city dweller myself I don't mind crowds, but this is even too much for me.

"The Transportation Hub"

What more can be said about West 34th street besides the fact that you can probably go anywhere in the US from here. Surely, the main attraction on this street is Madison Sq. Garden and Penn station which act as a double threat of crowds, noise, and of course access to anywhere. West 34th street is generally very crowded as there are also quite a number of stores in the area, including, of course, Macy's. It is very lively, and one can spend an entire afternoon just on the block between 8th and 6th avenues. It is, consequently, very crowded, and living around this area is noisy pretty much at any hour of the day. If access to the West side subway lines is a top priority, then this is the area for you. If not, going a bit further west or south into Chelsea might be a bit more advisable.

"Ugh, another tourist trap."

NOTICE: locals do not shop at Herald Square! They just don't. The place is full of tourists and really sketchy characters that have no shame when it comes to hitting on you. The Macy's here is unorganized and pretty decrepit on the upper floors. There is a decent Borders towards 6th Ave., but that's about it. And the GAP here gets first pick of the Designer collections, which is the ONLY reason I venture here. I know they're trying to "upgrade" the Manhattan Mall but I am DEEPLY skeptical.

""Hustle and Bustle of New York""

34th street in Mahattan is probably one of the most famous strips in the world. There is many activities available for the tourist or any New Yorker.

It includes the huge Herald Square Macys, which if you are going into for the first time you may need a map. Seriously, the place is crowded all the time and it has I don't know how many exits and entrances and sides to the building.

There is also the Manhattan Mall close by that just got a JC Penneys. Other stores on the famous 34th street include two H&Ms( one at 7th ave and one at 6th), Forever 21, Victoria's Secret, Dr. Jays, Daffy's, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Express, The Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, and Footlocker. There are many others that I did not mention.

It is also near the most famous arena in the world Madison Square Garden, and the 8th avenue train line shares it's station with Penn Station.

Expect the best when you come to 34th street It will be an experience like no other.

"Miracle On 34th Street"

If there is one street that defines the New York experience, it's west 34th street in midtown Manhattan. Filled with shopping, restaurants, and a picturesque view of the Empire state building, it is great place to get into the New York State mind. Enjoy a world famous Nathan’s hotdog a block away or make a visit to Macy’s Herald, the world’s largest department store. For a native New Yorker and for all Americans alike, this street is the essence of New York. There are always thousands of people out shopping and enjoying the city, converging on this famous block for any of its various delights.

Unranked Streets in Garment District

6 Ave

"Lots of green spaces for an Avenue"
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West 28 St

"Beautiful architecture for a commercial run"
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West 29th St

"Gorgeous buildings ruined by weird shops"
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West 30 St

"Lots of wholesale shops"
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West 32 St

"Korea town for the night"
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West 39 St

"Only for garment people"
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West 26th St

"Little commercial block"
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West 27 St

"A little shopping if you're into these kinds of stores"
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