Bank Street is located in Morningside Heights, on the West side of Manhattan, between the Upper West Side and Harlem. This neighborhood also has Columbia University, and Barnard College, so there are many young people around, plenty of coffee shops, and bookstores. It's a calmer taste of city life, with many families living nearby, as well as students. It's not nearly as hectic as anywhere midtown or in other tourist-filled locations. However, you may find clusters of tourists in front of Tom's Diner, snapping pictures of the famous exterior used in Seinfeld!