4.8 out of 10

West 56 St, Clinton / Hells Kitchen

40.7689986987601 -73.9903715497091
Great for
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Tourists


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • 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

"One nice block"

West 56th starts off in Hell's Kitchen at the Hudson with two Sanitation buildings, a Mazda dealership and Terminal 5. Terminal 5 is a relatively large concert venue that always has a great lineup so it's definitely worth a visit. It is a little bit of a damper, however, when you have to wait outside to get in and you are surrounded by sanitation buildings. This is definitely not a block you would want to live near. The whole sanitation thing is problematic on its own but the late night noise from Terminal 5 is also quite a problem for neighbors, I would imagine.
The block at 11th houses another car dealership, a housing project and CBS studios. It is the headquarters for CBS news as well as the home to a couple of soap operas.
The block at 10th isn't the prettiest and is pretty much taken over by a small business college. But, the block at 9th is lovely. The homes there are a nice break from the ominous, big building feel of the street (and neighborhood, for that matter). Mario Van Peebles and several Broadway actresses have lived on this block. It's a shame that the rest of the street doesn't resemble this block. It's also a shame that there's nothing to do on this street aside from walk to other streets to eat, socialize and enjoy yourself. Luckily, Central Park is about a 5-10 minute walk from this street depending on how far west you live.
  • Close to Central Park
  • One nice block
  • No neighborhood feel
  • Nothing to do
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists

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