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Get to know Clinton

Clinton stretches across a swath of Midtown Manhattan—north-south from 59th to 34th and east-west from 8th Avenue to the Hudson—and has the personality to match its square mileage. Classically known by the evocative name Hell’s Kitchen, the neighborhood has come a long way from the days when waterfront industries dominated. Though it is in a bit of a public transit desert, Clinton is near hubs like Times Square, Port Authority, and Columbus Circle. What it may lack in subways, however, is more than made for by charm. Due to zoning regulations set in the 1970s, most of the area—at least north of 42nd street—has been excluded from luxury development. As a result, Clinton is characterized by its low-rise, six-story apartment buildings, which retain their original character. Despite little more than concrete separating them, Clinton offers a respite from the constant hustle of Midtown West and the in-your-face neon glow of Times Square.

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Clinton Commerce & Culture

Just as the longshoremen of yore intended, Clinton today is a hotbed for your general nightlife endeavors. Ninth Avenue is the main commercial strip teeming with all kinds of bars, clubs, and lounges. Meanwhile, its food scene provides a mix of cuisines from all over the world. Restaurant Row links Clinton to the nearby Theater District and lives up to the hype of its name. It’s a street—46th between Eight and Ninth avenues—lined with restaurants, some of which have been served neighborhood folks, working folks, and theatergoing folks for over a century. Green space is a little hard to come by in the neighborhood, but DeWitt Clinton Park can be found in the northwest, and there is an entrance to the High Line on 34th Street near the Javits Center. There is also plenty to do and see along the Hudson River, right in the spot where Clinton first grew.