I lived there 30 years ago when the apartments were brand new. Although the businesses below were still under construction, and sometimes contractors liked to work at night, it was relatively quiet, at least the neighbors were. Trains were not a noise deterrent either because the units were on the front of the building. But, it was wonderful to be able to open the front door, see that that train was coming in and rush to the tracks never having to stand in the cold. Loved having places to eat and socialize downstairs. In fact for many years after I left I would return to eat at the Italian restaurant. I had a friend live in the buikding for at least 15 years until she recently bought her childhood home. It was a wonderful life-style choice for a young person working hard to make ends meet. I wouldn't trade any of that experience. Thumbs up for 5th Avenue Apartments .