The colorful name is the only remaining vestige of this neighborhood’s once gritty reputation. West of Midtown’s crowds, Hell’s Kitchen has a neighborhood feel while remaining close to central Manhattan.
Long-time residents and small local businesses have seen Hell’s Kitchen evolve from a hardscrabble, working class area into a safe and convenient place with an authentic New York atmosphere.
Residents and family-owned establishments fill the streets as opposed to tourists and chain restaurants; proximity to the Theater District ensures an artistic vibe, with intimate local performance spaces as well as nearby Broadway’s marquee theaters. An eclectic assortment of bars and restaurants, views of New Jersey across the Hudson River, and a lovely park along the West Side Highway add to Hell’s Kitchen’s charms.