Situated on the westside of Midtown Manhattan, sits Hell’s Kitchen. Located in between 34th St and 59th St, the area is known as a backbone of Midtown, with a range of transportation mainstays, medical centers and businesses. It may serve as a functional part of Midtown business, but Hell’s Kitchen is also the place to do it up with the global cuisine, rooftop lounges, and range of theater options.
Hell’s Kitchen features a few of our favorite cheap eats. Amy’s Bread is known for delectable breakfast pastries, soups, sandwiches, desserts and of course her famous loaves, all at a fairly cheap price. Blossom du Jour may sound fancy, but the vegan cuisine and comfort food is served at an affordable fare, perfect for lunch or a quick bite with friends. If you’re looking for a fancier night out, head to Hakkasan for modern Cantonese cuisine. The Marshal serves all farm-to-table American dishes, set in a rustic-chic spot on 10th Ave. If you’re more of a brunch person, head to Friedman’s for pancakes, mimosas and a class serving of chicken and waffles.
In addition to a bustling foodie scene, Hell’s Kitchen offers a range of nightclubs and activities, sure to satisfy any New Yorkers social life. Frames Bowling Lounge offers a complete boozy bowling experience perfect for friends-night-out or parties. If you’re looking for a good laugh, head to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater for a bit of influential comedy. Terminal 5 is always hosting a slew of bands and events perfect for a Friday night filled with dancing and music. The Skyroom is just one of a span of lounges, nightclubs and bars covering Hell’s Kitchen. And if you’re not in the mood for a wild night out, numerous Broadway Theaters border Hell’s Kitchen, perfect for taking in a show.
New Yorkers experienced a steady rise in rent in a once affordable area of Manhattan. Even with the steady incline, somewhat affordable living options are still available in this area. Studios and one-bedrooms average around $2000-$4000 depending on if you are seeking a full-amenities building. Two bedrooms range from around $2800-$4200, while three-bedrooms offer the most cost-efficient option starting around $4200 a month.
Hell’s Kitchen serves as a major transportation hub for New Yorkers. The Port Authority Bus Terminal sits between 8th and 9th Ave offering bus services out of New York City. This is perfect for an everyday commuter from New Jersey, or for someone who will be traveling out of the city often. This hub also offers access to the A, C, E, and F trains. On the west side is the NYC cruise terminal and the Hudson River Greenway, perfect to grab a taxi or uber downtown or towards Upper Manhattan.