3.1 out of 10

West 33 St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.7546235374135 -74.0013024978557
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  • Nightlife
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  • Parks & Recreation
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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 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

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

33rd starts off in Hell's Kitchen at the Highline and Train yard. The highline used to be an above ground subway that was abandoned for several decades and just reopened a few years ago as a sort of walking park. It's a weird concept that people seem to enjoy. I like the highline around this street because you can still see pockets of how it looked when it was abandoned and I like old, creepy things like that. Plus, you get a great view of the city that you can't really get anywhere else. The train yard has been long rumored to be the new Jets stadium but it still hasn't come to fruition, so for now it's pretty much just a big eyesore. You put these two together around 12th and it seems like you're just asking for late night crime. Things are just too quiet and barren.
At 10th Ave, there's a really weird looking (like bomb shelter weird) building that houses New York Daily News and US World News and Reports. And, across the street there's a Lincoln Tunnel entrance. The only eye saver to this block is the Clinton School for Writers and Artists and St. Michaels Convent. Clinton School is a beautiful brick building from the early 1900's that used to be an elementary school. It looks like an old timey school and the fact that it's next to a convent makes the east end of the block seem like a beautiful set from a horror film. I feel like there aren't a ton of relics in Hell's Kitchen so this little stretch makes me happy.
At 9th Avenue, you run into B and H Photo which is a massive photography supply store. You can, seriously, find anything you need for any kind of video or photo camera and everyone heralds this is the go-to spot for camera supplies. It's really big and always crowded, though, so it can be a bit overwhelming. The rest of this side of the block is filled with commercial skyscrapers that aren't much to look at but across the street is the most glorious post office in the city. I dislike the post office as much as the next guy but this building is so beautiful it almost makes you forget what a nuisance it is. They have great relics from the old postal days in the building too, so you have something to look at while you wait. If you have to go to the post office, this is the one to visit.
Once you get to 8th, Hell's Kitchen is officially over. There's not much to see or do here which is pretty on par with all of Hell's Kitchen. And, I wouldn't recommend living here. There are too many people during the day (and noise and trash) and it's like an industrial ghost town at night. No, thank you.
  • Central location
  • Ugly
  • Dirty
  • No bar or restaurant scene
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Students

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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"
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West 35 St

"Nothing noteworthy aside from a police station"
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"So not noteworthy that it's almost noteworthy"
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West 39 St

"The flea market"
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West 40 St

"Port Authority"
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West 41st St

"A lot of churches"
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