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Old 01-27-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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I'm about to move from the relatively quiet and nice Upper East Side to midtown (36th & 6th). I'm excited to be in the middle of it all, close to work, etc, but recently I've read reviews of apartments in the area that say it gets really noisy and dirty. Anyone here have any insights as to what it's actually like to live in this area? I mean, it is a business area after all so my thinking was that after everyone goes home, the night time wouldn't actually be that bad, and that's the only time I need it to be quiet. Or, at least, quiet enough.

Anyway, if anyone can let me know how their lives in midtown are I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Default 37 st Broadway - My Experiences

I work on 37 Broadway. A lot of people work around this area and you also have a lot of traffic and tourists. Macy and the Herald Square shops are 2 blocks away from 36 st so this area will always be busy. So prepare for the AM and PM rush hours where people are going through.

How much are you paying and what type of apt?
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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It's $2750 for a pretty decent-sized one bedroom apartment, with a balcony, on the 12th floor. I'm prepared for the craziness during the day, but my main question is whether this area would ever be really terrible during the overnight hours, when I'm trying to sleep. I don't think there's much around there open 24 hours, and not even a whole lot of bars in the immediate (earshot) vicinity.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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If your on the 12 floor then you should be ok. I sometimes work late (7 pm) and usually by then it's really quite. By 6 pm the majority of the workers have already left for home. Only tourists and people who work late would be around after 6pm.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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A friend of mine has an apartment at 36&6th and it isn't too bad later at night. We usually will leave her apartment around 2am, and the nose outside is never too loud.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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I hope you aren't living in Herald Towers. Then you will never get any sleep as it's known for wild parties and people having sex in the stair well.

I used to walk up 7th to go to school at 40th and the foot traffic gets really slow around 34th and was a zoo walking home even at 10pm.

I personally wouldn't want to live anywhere near that tourist trap.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:53 PM
 
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I hope you aren't living in Herald Towers. Then you will never get any sleep as it's known for wild parties and people having sex in the stair well.
Really? Maybe I should rent a studio and jog in the stairwells in that building for voyeuristic entertainment and post-athletic liasions...
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:47 AM
 
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I used to walk up 7th to go to school at 40th and the foot traffic gets really slow around 34th and was a zoo walking home even at 10pm.

I personally wouldn't want to live anywhere near that tourist trap.
This. It's one of the primary reasons why walking to work takes so long for me... The touristic glut around there adds like 10-15 minutes alone!
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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I've heard there are 1 or 2 24 hour Korean restaurants/eateries near that area, popular with the "wild parties" set to get a late night food fix
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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It's not Herald Towers, but it is a similar type of building nearby. Maybe I'm just crazy but I like the idea of living in a "tourist trap"... I mean, it's the glamor of midtown that made me excited to move to NYC in the first place so why not live there?
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