5.5 out of 10

West 50th St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

Ranked 2nd best street in Clinton / Hells Kitchen
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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Safe & Sound
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Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
2yrs+

"No neighborhood to this neighborhood"

West 50th in Hell's Kitchen is just about as boring as you would expect a street in this neighborhood to be. It features such sightseeing gems as a church and a public high school on the corners of 11th. There's also a depressing looking hotel and equally as sad looking apartment building. Interested yet? Exactly. The next block is taken over by a Graphic Arts High School so that one is just as fun as the previous.
The street at 9th Ave is taken up by the Worldwide Plaza (where Marilyn Monroe sang happy birthday to Kennedy) and a number of relatively big apartment buildings. I would not want to live in any of these apartments. There's no energy around here and the area is just too commercial. There's nothing to do in the way of culture or food or drinks. . . it's just a bleh kind of street. The only noteworthy thing about this stretch of 50th is that the Queen Mary docked at Pier 90 at the end of the street. And, I think that's only noteworthy to me because I'm from California and that is the ship's current home. I say pass.
Cons
  • Boring
  • Ugly
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
4/5
2yrs+

"Good place to Begin!"

W 50th, home of Rockafeller Center and Radio city music hall! A lot of people have W 50th in mind when they think of Manhattan and simply don't realize it. In terms shopping, I have found a lot of great bargains at some of the smaller street vends. Street performing is more common here than in some places, and I've heard some awesome music being peddled in the streets. A wonderful place to visit over a college break. The real culture of the city can be picked up here, only because it varies. The amazing diversity of food is what is most memorable to me, including delicious Thai and some of the best coffee I've ever had in my life! I would tell people to visit here, as it really sets a great starting tone to anybody visiting NY.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"West 50th Street"

Seeda Thai is one of the best Thai food restaurants in the city. The Palm Restaurant is superb. West 50th street is in a great neighborhood, and is home to many of the city’s greatests sights. Rockafeller Center and Radio City Music Hall are the hallmarks of the street. One of my favorite memories of living in the city was the first Christmas I saw the tree lighting at the Center. Standing on the steps of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in what felt like sub-zero weather, my college roommate and I stood as close together as possible, waiting for the millions of little lights on the world’s most famous tree to light up, marking the beginning of the holiday season. We stood in a sea of millions of people, who came from all the around the world, to see this happen. The collective happiness and joy was truly heart-warming, and every time I think of it, I’m reminded of the “reason of the season.”

During the off-season, 50th is the best street to wander down to hit up many midtown delights, shopping, and fun. Anytime I have a visitor to the city, I take them to this street, and a resounding reaction is, “now this is New York.”

(1 train, w 50th Street, C E trains, 50th street station)
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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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