3.3 out of 10

West 53 St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.7666292689561 -73.9905829788231
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Tourists


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Nothing to do but the park"

West 53rd starts off at the Hudson with Clinton Park. It's a pretty decent sized park but the surrounding area is so depressing that it's hardly a go-to spot as far as parks go. It doesn't help that the atrocious, windowless ATT building is directly across the street. It looks like a prison so that will really kill an afternoon picnic.
The block at 10th houses a public school, an ugly apartment building, an auto dealer, and the building where Montell Williams is taped. There's no energy on this block and really no aesthetic. And, this keeps on right up until the Hell's Kitchen border at 8th avenue. The only amusing thing about this street is that the block between 8th and 9th houses a huge church with a comedy club right next door. I know this sort of thing happens all over Manhattan but it still tickles me whenever I see it. Talk about two opposite worlds colliding. . . .
West 53rd is really not a great street to live on in my opinion. It's a few blocks away from a series of nice streets in either direction but the good times are just not happening here.
  • A park
  • Boring
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

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Unranked Streets in Clinton / Hells Kitchen

West 33 St

"Nothing to do but look at trash and ugly buildings"
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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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