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Old 04-22-2012, 07:12 AM
 
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Carnegie Hill after 10 PM is quiet as a mouse after an overdose of valium. Spooky quiet in fact.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Washington Heights west of Broadway and north of 181st. Inwood west of Broadway and north of Isham Park. The rest of those neighborhoods are noisy but in those pockets you can literally hear crickets at night.

Ditmas Park/Prospect Park South and Kensington are pretty quiet too, off the commercial strips.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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East End Avenue, a quiet neighborhood in noisy Manhattan.
Agree. My street dead ends in a cul de sac and it's as quiet as can be. I moved here 20 years ago from 2nd Ave and 68th where empty dumpster trucks would come barreling through at night, hitting potholes and sending up small explosions.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:08 PM
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As an out of towner, I thought Park Slope (on a residential street) was surprisingly quiet even for non-NYC standards.

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Carnegie Hill after 10 PM is quiet as a mouse after an overdose of valium. Spooky quiet in fact.
tourist central, mon-fri is like any other city

all the action is downtown or uptown
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:08 AM
 
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I took about 50 pictures of two deer from my balcony yesterday in the Richmondtown section of Staten Island. At night, unless there's an emergency going on nearby (real emergencies only btw), the only thing I ever hear are crickets and frogs.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:12 AM
 
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The noisy neighbors thread got me thinking. Part of the price you pay to live in NYC or any other great city, is the noise and the other people. But it obviously has a limit and parties from dusk til dawn every night, stereo surround sound blasting from the downstairs neighbor with a bunch of elephants living above you is too much. Which areas of NY are still close to the amenities and fun that NY is known for, but have fairly respectful and quiet neighbors?
There must be hundreds of quiet areas in NYC, but the question is, when you say "close to the amenities and fun that NY is known for..." what exactly do you mean? What is close? Which kinds of amenities?

If you don't define that somehow, this thread is useless.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:25 AM
 
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Inwood is very quiet at night WEST of b'way (we lived on park terrace west and it was silent). the far west village also seems pretty quiet in the evening...? I agree about the UES - certain side streets, particularly further from lexington, get kind of quiet. park slope also, probably. riverdale, definitely, but it's not close to the "amenities and fun..." wave hill is awesome though.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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Forest Hills. Which is why I'm moving back there. Although I did have to settle for an upstairs neighbor, at least the neighborhood isn't full of trash hanging out outdoors and making a racket at all hours of the day and night, like where I am now.

OH! And Roosevelt Island. Gorgeous and peaceful... if you have three grand a month for a 1BR apartment. Which I don't.
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