Hell's Kitchen

The Best Entertainment and Convenience Value
Not just a home for learning and practicing actors, Hell's Kitchen is also loved by young professionals, performing artists, and students. A big perk of this neighborhood is the convenience - walking distance to subway and train stops, nearby grocery stores, and close to Fordham and NYU. There are many gyms and green space in the area, and the Hudson River as its border has running and biking trails. You will find a plethora of budget dining (Tehuitzingo), international cuisine (Pio Pio 8), and culinary restaurants (K Rico) here. The nightlife is also diverse: dive bars, pubs, rooftop lounges, clubs, and jazz haunts.

Hell's Kitchen offers more affordable walkups and newer luxury high-rises, making it popular with renters. Its welcoming environment has a little bit of everything from cheap food and drink to expensive culinary creations. It also has the classic NYC vibe being so close to Broadway, Times Square, and Central Park.
What Hell's Kitchen Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.4
amenities
7.0
social
7.0
management
8.0
safety
7.2
Median rents in Hell's Kitchen
Studio
$
2,950
1 Bedroom
$
3,700
2 Bedroom
$
5,600

Living in
Hell's Kitchen

Affordable
Convenient
Tourists
Safe
Crowded
Proximity to Public Transit
Fantastic Food and Drink
Loud
Walkable
Classic
Hell's Kitchen — 7.7/10 Rating (based on 27 neighborhood reviews)
I've lived on the upper east side, the east village, and Murray Hill - so I thought I wouldn't like living in an area so close to tourist attractions like port authority and time square. But the area pleasantly surprised me - there are great restaurants and bars nearby and it's not that touristy unless you walk towards 8th ave. We're a 10 minute walk to the Hudson, where there are biking and running paths, and a dog park.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
420 West 42nd Street
I think that Hell's Kitchen is one of the most underrated neighborhoods at Stern. It is a great location, between Stern and Central Park. During the summer, it's perfect! You can walk up to Central Park, go to the Hudson River, and avoid Times Square. The neighborhood has a lot of restaurants and bars as well - which make it a fun place to live. The commute to Stern is short - about 30 minutes. The only con is that the supermarkets in this area are slightly expensive (i.e. Whole Foods), and the open markets close pretty early.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
435 West 54th Street
A mix of city and residential. It can get a little louder than I would like, particularly during the weekends. It's close to a lot of good food places, but they are kind of pricey.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
South Park Estates
You will never go hungry in Hell's Kitchen! Lots of restaurants and bodegas, a few supermarkets (albeit overpriced ones) and bakeries. It can be noisy at times, but only during rush hour. Feels a world away from times square, even if within walking distance. Close to subways and buses.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hudsonview
Very densely populated area. Not much greenery but the park overlooking the NYC skyline is amazing. Lot's of Cuban and Latin American cuisine.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Helux
It is a lively neighborhood to live especially for a student. It close to everything especially food! There are hundreds of restaurants in this area. Grocery stores are also very easy to find. I think it is a safe area.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
350 West 55 St
the neighborhood is very eclectic, lots of different people and types. Depending on where you live it could be a bit of a walk to the subway but very doable, even during the winters.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park Clinton
Close to great subways including the express A train to West 4th (school)
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
450 W 55th St
Very convenient, tons of bars and restaurants. Just not very clean.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
539 West 49th St
Plenty of restaurants and bars in the area so the streets always have people on them. Can be on the loud side, but overall great location.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
420 West 42nd Street
I'd prefer living in soho but until then this is the next best thing. Very close to school is a huge plus for me.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Hudson Crossing
Lots of bars and restaurants, but a little far from public transit if you live west of 10th ave.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
River Place
Great restaurants, but really crowded because of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Sienna 37
Very close to 9th ave and school.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Longacre House
PROS
* Easily accessible from a majority of transit hubs.
* Tremendous investment on the part of private and public entities, so there's a lot of development and renewarl.
* Proximity to Javits Center, Penn Station, and Time Square make it heavily policed and quite safe.

CONS
* NOISE--from the Lincoln Tunnel, the Javits, the River, the tourists, but above all else the construction
* Proximity to Javits Center, Penn Station, and Time Square can suck the character out of the location. Don't move here if you're looking to easily find a neighborhood with it's own personality (your local coffee place is going to be Starbucks and your local Italian place is going to be a hike if you want anything other than Sbarro/Olive Garden).
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7
/10
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Plaza West
Midtown West has a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, and most of it is just far enough away from Times Square (past 8th Ave, anyway) to not attract tourists. Hell's Kitchen, in particular, has an amazing selection of places to eat with mostly smaller restaurants and bars. For those who want mega parties, Pacha and Hudson Terrace are by the river.

Transportation, particularly up and down the West Side and to FiDi is incredibly easy, and if you live near 42nd St, almost every area is a snap to get to.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
420 West 42nd Street
This isn't the worst part of Hell's Kitchen, but still not a place I'd want to raise a family. The building is safe and staffed 24/7, but there are often some shady characters out front.

As far as nightlife, food and drink, the area is awesome. Tons of good food and fun bars, as well as coffee shops to hang out in during the day.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Avalon Clinton
Very boring area. Close to all the Times Square trains but not fun to have to walk there lot of trashy people and tourists so gets very crowded. Close to some nice corporate restaurants like Hakkasan. But generally speaking why live here if you could live downtown..
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Atelier Condos
Great neighborhood in New York City. 9th Avenue is great because of wonderful restaurants and the tourists never venture over from 8th Avenue.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Midwest Court
I enjoy living within walking distance to my office in midtown. There is a great grocery store a few blocks away. Traffic from Port Authority Bus Terminal (people and vehicles) can get a little hectic at times.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
455W37
Many restaurants and stores. Bus is near by, trains are 3 blocks away. Close to west side highway if you like to run or walk. Several gyms in the area. The area is pretty safe.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
534
On top of the usual people going to and off work, there are
a LOT of tourists with luggage. Good proximity to a selection of grocery stores (organic, mom and pop, etc)
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Townsend
Great! Close to school, tons of bars & restaurants, not too far from the subway. Plenty of grocery stores.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
360 W 55th Street
Comfortable distance from bars and restaurants means you get the benefits of the amenities without the noise at home.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Helux
This area is being developed. However, it is very close to the new 7 train, A/C/E, and 1/2/3 subways.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
455 West 34th St
- never-ending supply of bars and restaurants
- very easy transit
- so close to campus
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
829 9th Avenue, Apt. 1B
Convenient, but lots of tourists
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Sienna 37


Getting to Know
Hell's Kitchen

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: 8th Ave to Hudson River
North to South Boundaries: W 59th St to W 34th St
dining
5 Napkin Burger
Casabianca Pizzeria
Danji
Il Punto Ristorante
Ousia
grocery
Morton Williams Supermarket
Whole Foods Market
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
fitness
Bikram Yoga
Orangetheory Fitness
Planet Fitness
TITLE Boxing Club
parks
DeWitt Clinton Park
Father Duffy Square
Pier 84 Dog Run
coffee
Amy’s Bread
Corvo Coffee
Huascar & Co Bakeshop
The Jolly Goat Coffee Bar
bus
161/190/195 (bus)
M12 (bus)
M12/M31/M57 (bus)
M42 (bus)
rail
7 (metro)
A (metro)
E (metro)
parking
Edison Parkfast - Location #250
Icon Clinton 53 Parking
M P G Manhattan Plaza
Quik Park West 41st Street (Riverplace)
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Hell's Kitchen includes zip codes 10001, 10018, 10019, and 10036
Rent vs Own
68
%
of Hell's Kitchen residents are renters
Driving to Work
6
%
of Hell's Kitchen residents drive to work
New Construction
26
%
of housing units in Hell's Kitchen have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
20
%
<20 units
15
%
20-49 units
65
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
8
%
18 - 34
45
%
35 - 54
34
%
55+
24
%
Unit Mix
23
%
Studio
53
%
1 Bed
20
%
2 Bed
5
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
69
%
Undergrad Student
7
%
Grad Student
5
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
12
%

Best Apartments
in Hell's Kitchen


Studio $2,933
1 Bed $3,286
2 Beds $5,329

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Studio $3,100
1 Bed $3,400
2 Beds $5,200

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Studio $2,738
1 Bed $3,237
2 Beds $4,846

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1 Bed $3,750
2 Beds $5,571

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