"Nice, but Nothing New"
Not to be confused with "Broadway" which runs throughout the length of the island of Manhattan, West Broadway is a short avenue that starts at West Houston street and runs southwards. If you are a tourist in the area with a tendency to take cabs, be weary of drivers that will take you to Broadway and tell you it's the same thing. This area has some beautiful architecture to match its mostly upscale visitors and residents. There is plenty of fabulous dining stretching all the way down to to Canal street, where it blends in with the surrounding Chinatown feel. Most of the residence and office space here are wide windowed lofts in metallic/modern buildings. There isn't much in the sense of nightlife besides the eateries, so this would be a nice area to start off your evening. Compared to the self-proclaimed "chic" SoHo, West Broadway does not offer too much in the sense of novelty or originality. During nice days, it offers a nice stroll.