Commerce & Culture
Clinton’s main commercial strip is Ninth Avenue, with an appealing mix of bars (many crowded with Midtown workers each day during their happy hours) and a global mix of casual restaurants. Restaurant Row, 46th between Eighth and Ninth, has long catered to theatergoers, with its oldest establishment, Barbetta, having opened more than a century ago. While not in Clinton proper, the Shops at Columbus Circle sit not far from its northern edge. The neighborhood may not have many typical cultural destinations beyond the Intrepid, in the Hudson at 42nd Street, but residents don’t have to venture far. The Museum of Arts and Design is on Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center lies just north of Clinton, and many Broadway theaters are to its east. Finally, Hudson Yards’ Vessel, an enormous art installation by Thomas Heatherwick, and the Shed, a performance space, have quickly become must-sees among both New Yorkers and visitors.