• Living Next to a _______

    The good, the bad, and the memorable of living near something others would rather not.

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Living next to a playground/secret garden isn't all fun & chervil

by Martha Burzynski | 10/09/13 - 9:01 AM

Not many apartments in the city come with keys to a secret garden but, unbeknownst to me until after signing the lease on my Boerum Hill apartment, mine did. 

Memo to self: Next time, don't move to a "through" street

by Heather F. as told to Mayra David | 9/26/13 - 2:15 PM

Ask anybody to describe New York City living and the word "noisy" will probably be mentioned. New Yorkers have found many ways to describe noise to make it seem less "noisy." They talk...

Living Next to Union Square: It's a circus, but at least it's convenient

by Karen R. | 10/24/12 - 8:59 AM

When I first found my apartment just east of Union Square, I was faced with the dilemma that any 25-year-old East Village-devotee would have: Was I prepared to live north of 14th Street? The...

Living next to a concert hall: Camp-outs, pot smoke and public urination

by Kaity K. | 6/06/12 - 3:01 PM

We recently moved into our absolute dream neighborhood --we're in the heart of the Upper West Side, close to Fairway, Citarella, the express train... and the Beacon Theater.

The Beacon is...

Living next to Herald Square is not as bad as you think

by Kelvin as told to Hong Le | 4/16/12 - 2:01 PM

I moved to Herald Towers a few months ago, not because I wanted to meet and greet all the tourists that flock to see Macy's--the world’s largest department store--but for convenience. 


Living next to a 'play street'? Don't even think of working from home

by Tony Vellela as told to Marjorie Cohen | 3/21/12 - 3:51 PM

There are a lot of great things about my neighborhood, and specifically, my street--107th, between Broadway and Amsterdam. It's a 24-hour kind of place and if I need anything at 2 in the morning,...

Living next to the FDR: It's isolated, it's noisy, it's dirty, "it's where we want to be"

by Allen as told to Marjorie Cohen | 2/13/12 - 1:33 PM

I always thought of myself as a 72nd & Broadway kind of guy because I lived in the West 70's when I was single. But soon after I got married in 1986, my wife and I ended up moving to San Diego...

Living next to the United Nations: "After 25 years, I've gotten used to it"

by Glenna as told to V.L. Hendrickson | 1/03/12 - 7:01 AM

For the last 25 years, I’ve lived in Tudor City, an apartment complex in Midtown East, located from 40th to 42nd Streets between First and Third Avenues. Tudor City is a series neo-Gothic...

Living next to a grocery store: Convenience with a heavy dose of noise

by Dan, as told to Kelly Kreth | 11/30/11 - 10:45 AM

I live across the street from Key Food, a big grocery store on 5th Avenue between Sterling and Park in Brooklyn. 

The noises are insane.

I'm not sure what is worse: The shutters going...

Living next to a…taxi watering hole

by V. L. Hendrickson | 11/14/11 - 1:29 PM

In the past three years, two new restaurants catering to the cabbie crowd have opened on my block near the northern end of Columbus Avenue, right downstairs from my street-facing studio on the...