1.4 out of 10

West 37th St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.756340121298 -73.9974060903467
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Tourists


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

"Another Hell's Kitchen gem"

West 37th starts off at the thrilling and eye pleasing (opposite day) Javits Center at 11th on the Hudson. It's a really ugly IM Pei inspired building where they hold conventions and trade shows for all kinds of bizarre things. The one notable thing about the center, in my opinion, is that traffic is always pretty bad when one of the conventions is going on. So, I try to beware pretty much all the time because I don't exactly have their calendar.
The street at 12th used to have a beautiful glass factory when the area was a rural part of Newfoundland. Now, it's all apartment buildings and construction sites for more apartment buildings. There seem to be an awful lot of new buildings in this area and not an awful lot of things to do for all of these people. I can think of about 20 neighborhoods I would rather live in than Hell's Kitchen and the rent isn't exactly on the low end. I don't get it.
The block between 9th and 8th is equally unimpressive with a Gray's Papaya stand . .. and, that's about it. I'm not a hot dog fan so not even that gets my goat though I know a lot of people love it. There is a cool apartment building on this block that used to be a zipper factory but that's certainly not enough to get me onto 37th in any kind of permanent situation.
In case I didn't get my point across, this isn't a fun street to live on. There's no bar or restaurant scene, no neighborhood vibe, and it's way too close to Times Square which means tourists, trash and noise everywhere. It's just kind of ugly and sad over here. And, it's kind of sketchy at night over by 10th.
  • Ugly
  • Boring
  • Crowded and very loud
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"
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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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