5.0 out of 10

West 44th St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.7614212188648 -73.9957033687645
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Theatres and Townhouses"

44th starts off in Hell's Kitchen with a fire station at 12th Avenue. It's one of the newer stations in the city. 10 firefighters from this station died in the September 11th attacks which is a really high number especially considering its distance from Ground Zero. The block at 11th has a junior high and some apartments . . . in other words, it's pretty boring. The block at 10th, however, is where the street takes a pretty significant turn. It used to be the Astor's farmland and there were a number of townhouses built on the block in the mid-19th century, many of which still stand. They're gorgeous and such a welcome departure from the high rises that dominate this part of town. There's also quite a lot of life around here because of the theatre community. It's a really lovely block.
The block starts off with the Actor's Studio at 10th. The Actor's Studio is one of the more esteemed schools in the country. It counts Marlon Brando, James Dean and Robert DeNiro as alumni. It was established as the go to school for Method Acting and has been made famous by James Lipton's show Inside the Actor's Studio wherein he interviews celebrities about their craft. The townhouse next door to the studio is said to be haunted. And, the building next door to the haunted house is a theatre company known for developing new and experimental playwrights. There are a couple of apartment buildings mixed in with the theatres and townhouses; and, there are also a couple of eateries like Burritoville which makes the block vibrant and fun to walk down.
The next block over has less on the townhouse front but a couple of little bars, a film center and a Jazz lounge. It's not as pretty as the block at 9th, but it's still got some of the energy that trickles over so it's not so bad considering its proximity to midtown / Times Square.
  • Theatre scene
  • Architecture
  • Loud
  • Crowded
  • Tourists everywhere
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students

Best Streets in Clinton / Hells Kitchen


12th Ave

"Long Stretch of Road With some Great Views"
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West 50th St

"Good place to Begin!"
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100 Ave

"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

"Nothing to do but look at trash and ugly buildings"
40.7546235374135 -74.0013024978557

West 34th St

"No reason to be here unless you have a court date"
40.7549706080833 -74.0000606695207

West 35 St

"Nothing noteworthy aside from a police station"
40.7552194855365 -73.9985813956492

West 36 St

"Boring and ugly"
40.7558910199742 -73.9982603762562

West 37th St

"Another Hell's Kitchen gem"
40.756340121298 -73.9974060903467
"So not noteworthy that it's almost noteworthy"
40.7568348746638 -73.9966818409669

West 39 St

"The flea market"
40.7576176395762 -73.9965828366129

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