Hell’s Kitchen & Times Square Guide
Hell’s Kitchen Guide via Miradorian
Steps away from the famous Broadway theaters and electrifying Times Square lights, Hell’s Kitchen is a rapidly growing neighborhood. With an eclectic mix of new and old New York, the neighborhood’s restaurants, entertainment, and convenience maintain a balance between the busy bustle of the City and a laidback atmosphere.
From west to east, Hell’s Kitchen is bordered by the Hudson River and 8th avenue, and from south to north it is bordered by 34th and 59th streets.
Located in the heart of Manhattan, Hell’s Kitchen is conveniently accessible through several major subway lines:
Approximate commute times from Hell’s Kitchen to other popular neighborhoods:
Upper West Side: 10 mins walking // 2-15 mins via subway
Upper East Side: 30 mins walking // 20 mins via subway
Chelsea: 30 mins walking // 10 mins via subway
Midtown East: 20 mins walking // 15 mins via subway
East and West Village: 1 hour walking // 20 mins via subway
Financial District (Wall St): 30 mins via subway
AT A GLANCE
Hell’s Kitchen is home to a mix of long-time residents and recent young professionals with a skyline comprised of traditional New York walk-ups and new high-rise luxury buildings. The lively 9th Avenue strip is home to delicious restaurants and low-key bars and only a few blocks away from the Broadway theaters and bustling Times Square, making this neighborhood a cultural hub for entertainment and good food.
Because of its close proximity to Broadway, Midtown, and multiple subways lines, Hell’s Kitchen residents tend to be a diverse mix of performers, artists, young professionals, and long-time residents.
With a fun neighborhood gem like the Manhattan Plaza on 43rd and 9th that was built to house artists – currently 70% of its residents are performing artists – Hell’s Kitchen holds strong to its creative roots.
Hell’s Kitchen has its own “restaurant row” along 9th avenue filled with a variety of international flavors including South Asian, Turkish, Italian, Peruvian, and more! These food joints range from casual eats to more upscale nights out.
Hell’s Kitchen has no shortage of attractions for residents. With Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Broadway theaters all within a short walk, there is always something to do. If getting off the beaten path is preferred, Hell’s Kitchen is home to the Hudson River Park, running along 12th Ave with athletic courts, boat tours, and jogging/bike paths
If you prefer the arts, Hell’s Kitchen is neighbors with the well-known Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cultural events like the International 9th Avenue Food Festival and the Museum Mile Festival pop up frequently as well.
Hell’s Kitchen’s eclectic personality trickles into its nightlife, comparable to downtown Manhattan with pubs, rooftop clubs, and open-window bars; the streets at night maintain a lively buzz of chatter, laughter, and fun.