Stretching across a swath of Midtown Manhattan—north-south from 59th to 34th and east-west from 8th Avenue to the Hudson—Clinton 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 can be characterized by its low-rise, six-story apartment buildings, which retain their original character. Though little more than concrete separates them, Clinton offers a respite from the constant hustle of Midtown West and the in-your-face neon glow of Times Square.