3.2 out of 10

West 52nd St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.7663832998716 -73.991938750347
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
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 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Nothing to do unless you like small parks"

West 52nd starts off at Clinton Park right off the Hudson. The park came into being in the early 20th century and is the basis for the name "Clinton" that people started giving Hell's Kitchen in order to make it sound more appealing. I don't think the name helps much once you actually take a look at the neighborhood, but that's one man's opinion. There are a number of uneventful apartment buildings surrounding the park that go all the way up to 9th. I had an impossible time trying to find one noteworthy thing about any of them so I guess they're all about as boring as they look.
At 9th, there's a pretty popular gay bar (there are actually quite a lot in this neighborhood) called Therapy. It's right next to a depressing looking Howard Johnson's (though they all are); and, I'm sure that just drives the Therapy clientele bonkers. 52nd ends its run through Hell's Kitchen at 8th Avenue and nothing really happens on this street during that run. It's just really boring and kind of sad looking.
  • A park
  • Ugly
  • Boring
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

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West 50th St

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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"
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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
"So not noteworthy that it's almost noteworthy"
40.7568348746638 -73.9966818409669

West 39 St

"The flea market"
40.7576176395762 -73.9965828366129

West 40 St

"Port Authority"
40.7587701710364 -73.9974955054448

West 41st St

"A lot of churches"
40.759408018316 -73.9970136449504

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