6.6 out of 10

12th Ave, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

Ranked 1st best street in Clinton / Hells Kitchen
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Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Long Stretch of Road With some Great Views"

The West Side Highway, also known officially as the Joe DiMaggio Highway, is a long section or part of Route 9A in NYC. It runs from West 72nd St along the Hudson River to the southern tip of Manhattan.

During the time in NYC you may hear traffic reporters refer to the entire length of road as the West Side Highway. When they state this they always make the mistake of including the roadway north of 72nd street. This roadway above 72nd St is properly known as the Henry Hudson Parkway.

If you do take a drive on the West Side Highway, you will get a great view of the Hudson River and well as the various ports. When the highway was reconstructed, a lot of the old materials were done away with, making way for new stuff. So the road, traffic lights, and even lamp posts are unique and give off the appearance of being in a London town.

As for living, it is strictly to drive on and nothing else. There is a sidewalk, but with the heavy traffic conditions, it is normally not safe to walk on.
Pros
  • Beautiful looking area
  • Famous landmarks
  • Plenty of office buildings
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Too many people at times
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5
2yrs+

"W 52nd and 8th avenue is great place for a less rowdy Broadway show"

West 52nd street and 8th Avenue have two wonderful theaters for people who are looking to see a Broadway show but stay away from the more crowed and rowdy 42nd street. The Neil Simon Theatre and August Wilson Theatre have both been hosts to great numbers such as Hairspray, Music Man, The Kind and I, My Fair Lady, and much more. I saw Hairspray at the Neil Simon Theatre and truly enjoyed it. This makes an ideal day trip for families who are looking to have a fun and relaxing night out as well as couples who wish to do something romantic.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"W 52nd St - Turns out it's Fabulous"

My girlfriend lived on W 52nd St (between 8th and 9th) so by association I sort of lived there too.

It turned out to be a fun neighborhood. The block itself doesn't have much to offer - it has a Starbucks, a nice Italian restaurant (Osteria Pepe Rosso) and a large space for the post office. But the flash in the pan are two classy and happening gay bars in the middle of the block adding a splash of color to the otherwise plain block.

The overall saving grace was that the avenues had a lot to offer - 8th ave has the classy Thalia, and the Russian Vodka room around the corner. 9th Ave has several restaurants (Queen of Sheba) and restaurant row (46th St) is an easy Sunday brunch walk away. 9th Ave also has miscellaneous delis and utility shops if you need to run down and get something. Times Sq and theaters are not too far either, if you're new enough to NYC to care about those.

It's well connected with the 50th St subway not too far. The street is very clean, and feels residential unlike the horrors of my garment district dwelling.

Overall a quiet street and block with a few hidden gems, not too far from the well endowed avenues in that area.
3/5
2yrs+

"Let them watch TV away from home"

It can be hard to get children to get excited about museums but tell them it’s a museum about television and you just might stand a chance of getting them interested and ready to learn. The New York Museum of Television and Radio on West 52nd Street is ideal for all the family with a collection of TV shows that is hard to beat. It’s the ideal rainy day location or the chance to kid on that you’re taking part in educational activities but really just want to watch television.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Nice ride- Great View"

The West Side Highway is how I get around Manhattan if I have decided to drive in. It's quick and convenient and is a really lovely ride. It runs on the far west side of Manhattan alongside the Hudson River. Chelsea Piers is a must stop for anyone visiting New York and the view is really beautiful at sunset. You can also check out the massive cruise ships docked along the way and if you get lucky you can watch one of the helicopter tours take off. Don't be taken back by the fact that the road has several different names. People call it many things, but the West Side Highway is probably easiest to remember.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"W side Highway"

W side Highway is a street in a fairly recently developed neighborhood in New York. This street used to be a very guiet an easy way to get to western New York but is becoming more and more heavily travelled. there are some beautiful condos that were recently constructed. And some luxury homes not too far away which help make this one of New York's fast growing upscale neighborhoods.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Only For The Burgers and Shakes!"

New York City is famous for its ¨hole in the wall¨ gems that despite their appearance, offer quite an unforgetable dining experience. Island Burgers and Shakes on W 52nd st and 9th ave is no exception. Although the restaurant itself is so small that they don´t even have enough room to cook french fries, you quickly forget about them once you bite into their scrumptious oven baked potatoes. West 52nd street in itself is not too inspiring, especially on this particular block. It looks like many west side streets in midtown, many delis and convenience stores, and scattered restaurants. It is fairly close to the A C E subway line on 50th street and 8th ave, but besides that doesn´t offer much reprieve. It is a farily quiet street, so living here is probably not too bad. If anything, the it is a good bet to visit this street for the burgers and shakes, especially on a snowy winter day where you can melt into the sweet black and white shake while watching the snowflakes swirl from the window.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
4/5
2yrs+

"Walk Along the Hudson"

Walking along the Hudson is a requisite for any warm New York visit. Though the view is only of Jersey, it's beautiful. The piers are gorgeous in the day. The Chelsea Piers are one of Manhattan's few places for outdoor and largescale indoor sports. Romantic walking and ideal conditions for jogging, biking or blading. Especially beautiful are the parks further south, Battery Park.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

Best Streets in Clinton / Hells Kitchen

1

12th Ave

3.5/5
"Long Stretch of Road With some Great Views"
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2

West 50th St

2.5/5
"Good place to Begin!"
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3

100 Ave

2.5/5
"Pretty barren but I don't think it will be for long"
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Unranked Streets in Clinton / Hells Kitchen

West 33 St

1.5/5
"Nothing to do but look at trash and ugly buildings"
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West 34th St

0.5/5
"No reason to be here unless you have a court date"
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West 35 St

1.5/5
"Nothing noteworthy aside from a police station"
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West 36 St

0.5/5
"Boring and ugly"
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West 37th St

0.5/5
"Another Hell's Kitchen gem"
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"So not noteworthy that it's almost noteworthy"
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West 39 St

1.5/5
"The flea market"
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