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Clinton

Clinton
Living in Clinton

Stretching from 34th street to 50th and from 8th avenue to the Hudson River, you'll find Clinton. Once known as Hell's Kitchen, today it's a neighborhood on the rise with an influx of young urban professionals attracted by its restaurants, bars, and central location.

With the theater district right on your doorstep and the prestigious new development Hudson Yards bordering the south of the neighborhood, there is plenty to do in the area.

Clinton is also well served by the A, C, E and 7 lines and depending on where you live you're only a short walk from Penn Station, Times square-42nd street, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Clinton Real Estate


Over recent years Clinton has developed an increasingly diverse selection of properties. Apartments in Clinton include luxury high rises with views of the Hudson and streets of charming row houses, some of which are historic walk-ups with real character.

The increasing demand for properties in the area makes the neighborhood a great investment, with luxury condos and co-ops offering better value in comparison to many places in Manhattan.The same can be said of apartments for rent in Clinton.

Clinton History


The neighborhood was initially known as Hell's Kitchen, and there are some theories as to the origin of the name. The most popular is that in 1881 a beat cop called Dutch Fred and his rookie partner were watching a small riot on 39th and 10th. The rookie said, “This place is Hell itself" to which Dutch Fred replied, “Hell's a mild climate. This is Hell's Kitchen".

However those days are long gone, and the neighborhood's new name originates from Dewitt Clinton who was elected Governor of New York in 1817 and served until 1822.

Over the years the neighborhood has been heavily associated with actors, many attracted by nearby Broadway and the Actor's Studio on 44th street. Former residents include Burt Reynolds, James Dean, Charlton Heston and Jerry Seinfeld.

Clinton Attrations


The neighborhood is home to a host of theaters all with differing missions in the arts. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater an organization credited with revolutionizing African-American participation in contemporary dance. The company performs regularly throughout the year and offers classes and training for aspiring dancers.

Next, there's the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater based on 47th Street, which was one of the first Puerto Rican Theater companies.

At the Tony Kiser Theater, you can see the Second Stage Theater Company, which produces plays by new and established writers.

One of the oldest small theaters in the neighborhood is Theater at St Clement that has been putting on musicals and plays for 50 years, while Playwright Horizons is the place to go to see new work by contemporary American playwrights, composers, and lyricists.

If you want to get a little more active go to Pier 84, a hub for people looking to take advantage of the Hudson Riverfront. There you'll find boat and bike rentals, a water-taxi stop and a water-play area.

Nearby at Pier 86 you can visit the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum where visitors can experience the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid along with the first space shuttle, a cold-war era submarine growler and a British Concorde.

Foodies should note that every May the Ninth, Avenue International Food Festival takes place between 42nd and 57th street. It is one of the oldest street fairs in the city and features food from Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and the Americas.

Clinton Shopping


Delphinium is a popular neighborhood boutique which sells homewares by interior designers like Jonathan Adler as well as high-end beauty products from brands such as Archipelago Botanicals. The store also offers cards, gifts and a carefully curated selection of cookbooks.

The owners of Domus scour the globe for unique handcrafted goods such as baskets made by the Zulu Tribe in South Africa, stone bowls made in Vietnam and handwoven Alpaca throws from Peru. They also adhere to a strict policy of paying artisans what they ask for their work.

The dapper man in your life will enjoy Fine & Dandy, a gentlemen's clothing store selling custom shirts and unusual accessories like ascots and hand-rolled pocket squares.

Also in Clinton is the US Flagship store of Yumiko Takeshima's dance and fitness wear. This minimalist store offers both ready-to-wear and customizable pieces.

Clinton Hill restaurants


Any neighborhood with a street called Restaurant Row is going to be an excellent place for dining. It's located on West 46th street between 8th and 9th avenue and is home to over 30 restaurants and a diverse array of cuisines.

One of them is Esca, a high-end Italian seafood restaurant popular for a pre-show meal. Signature dishes include Vongole Forno and whole fish for two.

Attached to the Kimpton hotel is Print, a farm-to-table restaurant that uses sustainable and fresh ingredients to create flavorful New American cuisine. It gets its name from a printing factory that used to occupy the space.

Ippudo is famous for its housemade ramen, which can accompany house made saki and some excellent appetizers, while long-established Kashkaval Garden serves Mediterranean inspired food in a relaxed environment.

Finally, a great lunch spot is Gotham West Market, an upmarket food court offering everything from Shanghai inspired street food to Ample Hills creamer ice cream.

Clinton Hill nightlife


With an interior inspired by Hell's Kitchen architecture both old and new, Ardesia has an extensive wine list featuring classics and new wines from up and coming producers.

If beer is more your thing there's The Pony Bar, which produces quality American micro brews and has over 20 well-curated beers on tap.

Valhalla's wide range of brews will make you feel like you're in beer heaven. Offering over 43 taps in a wide variety of local and international microbrews in addition to 50 bottled beers, ciders and mead.

Lastly, in the Manhattan Center, you'll find the Hammerstein Ballroom, a two-tiered venue where you can see a host of the top musical performers from around the world.

Living in Clinton
Stretching from 34th street to 50th and from 8th avenue to the Hudson River, you'll find Clinton. Once known as Hell's Kitchen, today it's a neighborhood on the rise with an influx of young urban professionals attracted by its restaurants, bars, and central location.

With the theater district right on your doorstep and the prestigious new development Hudson Yards bordering the south of the neighborhood, there is plenty to do in the area.

Clinton is also well served by the A, C, E and 7 lines and depending on where you live you're only a short walk from Penn Station, Times square-42nd street, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Clinton Real Estate


Over recent years Clinton has developed an increasingly diverse selection of properties. Apartments in Clinton include luxury high rises with views of the Hudson and streets of charming row houses, some of which are historic walk-ups with real character.

The increasing demand for properties in the area makes the neighborhood a great investment, with luxury condos and co-ops offering better value in comparison to many places in Manhattan.The same can be said of apartments for rent in Clinton.

Clinton History


The neighborhood was initially known as Hell's Kitchen, and there are some theories as to the origin of the name. The most popular is that in 1881 a beat cop called Dutch Fred and his rookie partner were watching a small riot on 39th and 10th. The rookie said, “This place is Hell itself" to which Dutch Fred replied, “Hell's a mild climate. This is Hell's Kitchen".

However those days are long gone, and the neighborhood's new name originates from Dewitt Clinton who was elected Governor of New York in 1817 and served until 1822.

Over the years the neighborhood has been heavily associated with actors, many attracted by nearby Broadway and the Actor's Studio on 44th street. Former residents include Burt Reynolds, James Dean, Charlton Heston and Jerry Seinfeld.

Clinton Attrations


The neighborhood is home to a host of theaters all with differing missions in the arts. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater an organization credited with revolutionizing African-American participation in contemporary dance. The company performs regularly throughout the year and offers classes and training for aspiring dancers.

Next, there's the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater based on 47th Street, which was one of the first Puerto Rican Theater companies.

At the Tony Kiser Theater, you can see the Second Stage Theater Company, which produces plays by new and established writers.

One of the oldest small theaters in the neighborhood is Theater at St Clement that has been putting on musicals and plays for 50 years, while Playwright Horizons is the place to go to see new work by contemporary American playwrights, composers, and lyricists.

If you want to get a little more active go to Pier 84, a hub for people looking to take advantage of the Hudson Riverfront. There you'll find boat and bike rentals, a water-taxi stop and a water-play area.

Nearby at Pier 86 you can visit the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum where visitors can experience the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid along with the first space shuttle, a cold-war era submarine growler and a British Concorde.

Foodies should note that every May the Ninth, Avenue International Food Festival takes place between 42nd and 57th street. It is one of the oldest street fairs in the city and features food from Asia, Europe, the Middle-East and the Americas.

Clinton Shopping


Delphinium is a popular neighborhood boutique which sells homewares by interior designers like Jonathan Adler as well as high-end beauty products from brands such as Archipelago Botanicals. The store also offers cards, gifts and a carefully curated selection of cookbooks.

The owners of Domus scour the globe for unique handcrafted goods such as baskets made by the Zulu Tribe in South Africa, stone bowls made in Vietnam and handwoven Alpaca throws from Peru. They also adhere to a strict policy of paying artisans what they ask for their work.

The dapper man in your life will enjoy Fine & Dandy, a gentlemen's clothing store selling custom shirts and unusual accessories like ascots and hand-rolled pocket squares.

Also in Clinton is the US Flagship store of Yumiko Takeshima's dance and fitness wear. This minimalist store offers both ready-to-wear and customizable pieces.

Clinton Hill restaurants


Any neighborhood with a street called Restaurant Row is going to be an excellent place for dining. It's located on West 46th street between 8th and 9th avenue and is home to over 30 restaurants and a diverse array of cuisines.

One of them is Esca, a high-end Italian seafood restaurant popular for a pre-show meal. Signature dishes include Vongole Forno and whole fish for two.

Attached to the Kimpton hotel is Print, a farm-to-table restaurant that uses sustainable and fresh ingredients to create flavorful New American cuisine. It gets its name from a printing factory that used to occupy the space.

Ippudo is famous for its housemade ramen, which can accompany house made saki and some excellent appetizers, while long-established Kashkaval Garden serves Mediterranean inspired food in a relaxed environment.

Finally, a great lunch spot is Gotham West Market, an upmarket food court offering everything from Shanghai inspired street food to Ample Hills creamer ice cream.

Clinton Hill nightlife


With an interior inspired by Hell's Kitchen architecture both old and new, Ardesia has an extensive wine list featuring classics and new wines from up and coming producers.

If beer is more your thing there's The Pony Bar, which produces quality American micro brews and has over 20 well-curated beers on tap.

Valhalla's wide range of brews will make you feel like you're in beer heaven. Offering over 43 taps in a wide variety of local and international microbrews in addition to 50 bottled beers, ciders and mead.

Lastly, in the Manhattan Center, you'll find the Hammerstein Ballroom, a two-tiered venue where you can see a host of the top musical performers from around the world.

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