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.
This military and maritime history museum on Pier 86 of the Hudson River grants visitors access to several authentic military vessels, as well as the Space Shuttle Enterprise.The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum
A restaurant, piano bar, and cabaret establishment, Don’t Tell Mama has been a neighborhood staple for years and has hosted such legendary divas as Liza Minelli and Bette Midler.Don't Tell Mama
This renowned dance company was founded in 1958 and tours all over the world, but its headquarters are in Hell’s Kitchen. Performances, classes, and studio rental are all offered in the building - the largest space dedicated to dance in New York City.Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Since 1933, this dive bar has been doling out cheap and strong drinks, free hot dogs, and local color.Rudy's Bar and Grill