As Tel Aviv expanded, Neve Tzedek suffered from neglection and poor maintenance. As all the city around it developed, Neve Tzedek remained pretty much the same neighborhood as when it was built in the late 20th Century. The fact that Neve Tzedek didn't develop along with the rest of Tel Aviv actually made it the unique neighborhood it is, and as time passed, its charm lies in the preservation of the old neighborhood.
No wonder why this little neighborood became a cultural center. One of the most famous cultural centers of Tel Aviv is located just in the heart of Neve Tzedek and is called Suzanne Dellal center. It is home to the famous dance group "Bat Sheva", where you can find anything from concerts to theatre and various contemporary events.
Not far from Suzanne Dellal, you will reach Nahum Gutman Museum and the Writers Home, both located at 39 Neve Tzedek street. The Writers Home is a building dedicated to the remembrance of the writers that once filled the streets of Neve Tzedek, trying to bring the art of writing back to to life through poetry readings and many more events.
The Nahum Gutman Museum is dedicated to the life's work of the famous painter Nahum Gutman. In the ground floor you'll find about fifty of his paintings from the 1920's to 1970's. In the upper floor there is a small portion of paintings and illustrations from his famous exhibition of Tel Aviv.
Neve Tzedek is also home to some of Tel Aviv's finest restaurants and coffee shops. Just walk down Shabazi street and you will be overwhelmed by the number of different places to dine in.