November 18, 2019
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BLOG: Hell’s Kitchen: A Neighborhood Guide
Hell’s Kitchen, a tree-lined and restaurant-filled neighborhood, is an almost heavenly locale for its lucky locals, and although well-situated no-fee rental apartments in Manhattan are hard to come by, Algin Management offers several within the boundaries of this neighborhood. While it thrives on its proximity to the Theater District to its east, the Hudson River to its west, and Lincoln Square and Central Park to its north, Hell’s Kitchen is not defined by this proximity. As a happening neighborhood that encompasses parts of Hudson Yards and Hudson River Park—and is also a respite from many of the nearby crowds—it delivers its own brand of New York City magic.
Packed with some of the city’s best culture, cuisine, and couture, the area abounds with activities that will please everyone from the maverick millennials who love a short walk to their Midtown offices to the music and drama lovers who are literally down the street from some of the best live theater in the world. Amid the day-to-day and extraordinary urban moments, there are aspects of this neighborhood that will have you exploring for a lifetime. Let’s take a look around.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re sure to find endless food options that will cause even your most epicurean of friends to roll up their sleeves and dig into gourmet delights from around the world. While the unofficial meal of Hell’s Kitchen has got to be brunch—you’ll see the neighborhood’s eclectic denizens gathering at seemingly every tasty spot during the weekend—there’s so much more to the area’s food scene, which, among other things, features Restaurant Row, a stretch of 29 fabulous restaurants on 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues, with a mix of dining experiences you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. Marseille on Ninth Avenue is a particular local favorite that not only takes its name from the rustic French port city but its culinary influences too. Feast on a brunch of hearty fresh-from-the-ocean clams, lobster, and shrimp or stick to traditional items like veggie-filled omelets or a classic eggs Benedict.
Burn off those brunch calories with a walk to Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, where fashionistas, makeup gurus, and general retail explorers can find almost anything they’re looking for in this shopping mecca on the Hell’s Kitchen border. Whether you’d like a simple blazer from J. Crew or a luxe cashmere statement sweater from Eileen Fisher, you’ll find it here. Stop by Time Warner Center’s Sephora to try on and buy your favorite fragrance or makeup. There’s no need to run around town when this shopping center has everything you need—not to mention a spectacular view of Central Park.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that Broadway plays are just a few streets away, but Hell’s Kitchen’s exciting off-Broadway theater scene—with venues as diverse as Pershing Square Signature Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New World Stages, and the Theatre at St. Clements (church), to name just a few—does not always get the attention it deserves. The Irish Arts Center is another gem that has a robust calendar of performances and events near the northwest corner of the neighborhood. And, of course, just a little further north of Hell’s Kitchen is a world cultural institution: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and almost 30 other institutions and facilities, both indoors and alfresco, as well as an iconic fountain whose daily displays have provided many an Instagram photo.
So, in Hell’s Kitchen style, reserve your dinner, buy your most fashionable outfit, get your tickets, take a stroll (and some pictures), and, by all means, find the time to finalize a lease for one of Algin’s no-fee rentals in this beautiful and ultraconvenient part of New York City.