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3.1 out of 10

West 38th St, Garment District

Ranked 9th best street in Garment District
40.7537808626123 -73.9894204874224
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
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1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Weird stores"

38th starts its run through the Garment District at 5th Avenue and it's a very commercial looking block. It's not bleak in appearance like a lot of other blocks in this neighborhood, but it's not exactly a block that you look at and think, "I'd really like to live there." Lord and Taylor is right on the north corner at 5th and it used to be a very impressive department store back in the 19th century that now is only known for impressive Holiday window displays. I do, however, think it's impressive that the store has been around for this long. Good for them. I've never been in there, but still, good for them. The rest of the block is taken up by a monster luxury apartment building and a little hotel with not so much luxury -- the rooms all have shared bathrooms.
The block at 6th is taken up by shops that make Lord and Taylor still seem luxurious. These stores are the reason I don't like this neighborhood. This block has cheap clothing stores and trinket shops . . there's even a store entirely dedicated to beads. I think it makes the street ugly and gives it a weird energy. I don't like it so I don't hang around here much.
The block at Broadway doesn't have much to it either but it does have a Crunch gym directly across the street from a Delicatessen and a Bakery which I find really funny. I would hate to work out at the gym and would probably be fat if I did. That smell has got to kill all the people walking in to go run for 30 minutes. It's like water torture but, ya know, food.
There's just nothing to this block in the way of exciting things to do or nice things to look at. It has no neighborhood feel to it at all. This area, in general, is like that, but this street is particularly offensive in my opinion. And, it's swarming with people and cars during the day and absolutely dead at night so you just can't win. I wouldn't live here.
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times

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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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