Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

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Hell's Kitchen, also known as Clinton, is a neighborhood on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is considered to be bordered by 34th Street (or 41st Street) to the south, 59th Street to the north, Eighth Avenue to the east, and the Hudson River to the west.

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Hell's Kitchen
Looking south on Ninth Avenue from 49th Street
Looking south on Ninth Avenue from 49th Street
HK, Clinton
Coordinates: 40°45′51″N 73°59′32″W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_York.svg New York
CityNew York City
Community DistrictManhattan 4[1]
  Total0.841 sq mi (2.18 km2)
  Density59,000/sq mi (23,000/km2)
  Asian or Pacific Islander15.0%
  Median income$98,727
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
10018, 10019, 10036
Area code212, 332, 646, and 917

Hell's Kitchen has long been a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, though significant demographic changes have occurred especially from the late 1970s to early 2000s and present. Though its gritty reputation has long held real-estate prices below those of most other areas of Manhattan, even by 1969, the City Planning Commission's Plan for New York City reported that development pressures related to its Midtown location were driving people of modest means from the area.

Since the early 1980s, the area has been gentrifying, and rents have risen rapidly. Home of the Actors Studio training school, and adjacent to Broadway theatres, Hell's Kitchen has long been a home to fledgling and working actors. Today, in addition to the long-established Irish-American and Hispanic-American populations in the neighborhood, the area has a large LGBTQ population and is home to a large number of LGBTQ bars and businesses.[4]

Hell's Kitchen is part of Manhattan Community District 4.[1] It is patrolled by the 10th and Midtown North Precincts of the New York City Police Department. The area provides transport, medical, and warehouse-infrastructure support to the business district of Manhattan. It is also known for its extensive selection of multiethnic, small, and relatively inexpensive restaurants, delicatessens, bodegas, bars, and associated nightlife.