Showing posts with label hells kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hells kitchen. Show all posts

Apr 27, 2012

What's in a Neighborhood Name? Clinton or Hell's Kitchen?

Clinton - Hell's Kitchen - Midtown West - West 30's - West 50's

Some still argue about the exact boundaries of Hell's Kitchen, but it's commonly considered to run from 34th to 59th Streets and from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. The area is also known as Clinton and long-time residents use the two terms interchangeably. Some are proud to call the neighborhood "Hell's Kitchen" while some prefer to say Clinton.

Yesterday I was showing one of my listings in Clinton/Hell's Kitchen. A pre-war Art Deco charmer at Pembroke, 357 West 55th Street. A one bedroom with sunken living room in a circa 1935 6 story coop on a pretty tree lined block.

The buyer a long time neighborhood resident said she could never call the neighborhood "Clinton" and her agent agreed. When they asked about the coop board I answered: "They're a regular coop board but the building is in "Hell's Kitchen" not on Park Avenue". The buyer who has lived on the block for many years quickly replied "West 55th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue is called "The Park Avenue of Hell's Kitchen."  So now you know!

357 west 55th Street -Pembroke

The neighborhhood names are interchangeable on real estate websites as well. The NY Times calls it Clinton in or around Midtown and Midtown West and StreetEasy clearly calls it Clinton while on it's Midtown West.

I have another exclusive listing 5 blocks away, a large, corner post-modern loft-like studio at Worldwide Plaza, a white glove luxury condominium occupying a city block in Midtown Manhattan from 49th to 50th between 8th and 9th Avenues. 

The residences at Worldwide Plaza include a 39-story tower with 654 apartments at 350 West 50th Street. Built in 1988 it was an anchor for new development and gentrification in the neighborhood. For 20 years the neighborhood has been changing. It has become renovated, gentrified. New condo construction along with many new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood. calls 350 West 50th Street Clinton and gives Clinton boundaries from 34th Street to 50th Street, from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. 

A formerly low-rise area just west of the Theater District lies "Hell's Kitchen" or "Clinton", the area is also home to charming row houses.

While some still argue over the exact street boundaries everyone agrees it's west of Eight Avenue. East of Eighth Avenue including Carnegie Hall and Time Square is considered Midtown West.

What's in a neighborhood name? Call it "Hell's Kitchen" or call it "Clinton" or "Midtown West" but what ever you call it the neighborhood is one of Manhattan's HOTTEST neighborhoods and still very COOL!

Co-op and condo buyers find that the prices are affordable, and the transportation is great. The Hudson riverfront offers opportunities for bicycling, jogging and kayaking.  Ninth Avenue, a Midtown West restaurant row draws both pre- and post-theater crowds and locals to its trattorias, cafes, grills, and steakhouses.

According to Brian Williams on NBC nightly News. The best slice of Pizza in NYC is at Sacco on 9th Avenue between 54th & 55th Street. A family run business for more than 50 years named after the town Sacco in Italy.

Whatever your lifestyle, budget or architectural preference. Clinton, Hell's Kitchen, The West 50's, has something for you. It may be the neighborhood you've been looking for.

350 West 50th Street 6K
Large Loft-Like Renovated Studio | condo

357 West 55th Street 1M
Pre-war One Bedroom Art Deco Charmer | coop

Feb 25, 2012

Midtown West - Manhattan Neighborhood

Midtown West - Manhattan Neighborhood

Midtown West, from 34th Street to 57th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River.

View From 41st floor apartment at The Link 52nd Street and 8th Avenue
Give my regards to Broadway — and let me live there in a luxury Midtown West condo while you’re at it. The formerly low-rise neighborhood west of Fifth Avenue has recently allowed some luxury high-rises, and the doorman condos often offer views to the river, the neon lights of Time Square and beyond. The center of Midtown West is Clinton, which boasts state-of-the-art condominiums like the Link, the Orion and Platinum and new comers The Dillon and Griffin Court.

The Dillon Townhouse Units - West 53rd Street
The Dillon, a new development, 83 unit condominium at 425 West 53rd street has 9 townhouse units with garages. Prices range from the $600's for studios to a 2700 square foot townhouse priced at $4.15 million.

Griffin Court 454 West 54th Street - 800 10th Avenue
Griffin Court,  a 95 unit new luxury condo at 800 10th Avenue between West 53rd and West 54th Street is a full service building with amenities that include a courtyard, garden, fitness room, private storage and high-speed internet access. Prices range from $735,000 for a 681 square foot studio to $3.86M for a 1911 square foor 3 bedroom 3.5 bath penthouse.

350 Wet 50th Street Residences at Worldwide Plaza

The Residences at Worldwide Plaza on 50th Streets between 8th and 9th Avenue has been a popular condo with studio apartments starting in the high $400,000 range.
In general, the Midtown West neighborhood is walk-to-work for any number of people, from the aspiring Broadway hopefuls who share brownstone apartments and co-ops to the corporate executives who head to Rockefeller Center.

The neighborhood is home to a number of Manhattan arts institutions, such as Carnegie Hall and Alvin Ailey, and the northern end is close enough to Central Park that the park’s quiet and greenery are star attractions. For dining, whether fine or casual, Midtown West co-op and condo dwellers hit Ninth Avenue, the area’s restaurant strip.

In the winter, the Times Square area’s big draw is the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, unmatched anywhere else in the world. During the summer, many Midtown West residents head to Bryant Park for the luxury of free movie screenings and jazz concert.

Manhattan Seller 
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Nov 19, 2011

The Dillon - 425 West 53rd - Townhouse Units


The Dillon, a new development, 83-unit condominium at 425 West 53rd Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, had a broker party recently to debut its townhouse units and showcase its penthouses.

Developed by SDS Procida and marketed by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, the Dillon is 60 percent sold, including one of the nine townhouses. The available units range from a 565-square-foot studio priced at $595,000, to a four-bedroom townhouse spanning 2,750 feet and priced at $4.15 million.

Walls are angled to draw the eye out and through. The building’s rippled exterior allows for views westward, towards the river, and to the iconic eastern cityscape.

The  designer apartments' walls, hand-painted by New York painter Mark Chamberlain in colorful stripes and honeycomb patterns. BMWs were temporarily on display in the garage to show off the underground parking.

Designed to suit the needs of diverse city lifestyles, amenities at The Dillon include a 24-hour attended lobby and a serene, landscaped garden terrace accessible via the residents’ lounge. Ideal for entertaining, the lounge is equipped with a service bar and a private dining room with catering kitchen. And a state-of-the-art fitness center with windows overlooking the garden terrace is adjacent to the children’s playroom.

The midtown Clinton "Hells Kitchen location is within walking distance of Midtown’s business center, Central Park and Hudson River Park, Times Square, Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, MoMa and other myriad cultural and dining venues.

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Jul 8, 2008

New Construction Update: Atelier 635 West 42nd St.

Immediate occupancy in new construction at Atelier at 635 West 42nd St. A 46-story tower designed by Costas Kondylis to reflect the bow of a great ship docked along the Hudson River.

The building contains 478 studio to 2-bedroom apartments. The apartments feature extrodinary kitchens with stainless steel Sub-Zero glass door refrigerators, top-tier energy-efficient Bosche and miele appliances, including large washer dryer in every home.

Many apartments feature Hudson river views.
Atelier Amenities include full basketball and volleyball courts, sky lounge with rooftop billiards, landscaped sun deck, fitness and yoga center, indoor swimming pool, a parking garage, health club, sauna, and rooftop lounge. ,

Courtesy shuttle buses run back and fourth across 42nd street every half hour. Current available apartments range from $775,000 for a 1 bedroom to $4 million for a 4 bedroom penthouse.

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Aug 7, 2007

Midtown West: Residential Construction Update

The Platinum
247 West 46th Street

Sales are underway at The Platinum a 43 story condo being constructed in Midtown West.

Unlike the recently completed The Link at 310 West 52nd Street that marketed the "Hells Kitchen" lifestyle, The Platinum is being marketed as the "cutting edge" building in Midtown West.

Hells Kitchen, Midtown West, Clinton, The Theatre District, The Great White Way, Restaurant Row, whatever you want to call it - it is a vibrant hot neighborhood convenient to all.

The 43 floors will have 220 apartments. Amenities include "The Zone" a full floor of unique lifestyle amenities including the Q lounge with billiard tables, spa lounge a retreat featuring a water wall, fitness center, golf stimulator , experimental shower, treatment room, outdoor terrace, cabana lounge seating with a misting area for warm days. There is even a dog walk - so you don't have to leave the building to walk your dog.

The lobby's floating island surrounded by a moat of moving water also features a 26 foot long fireplace. Completion of the building is expected by summer of 2008.

One Bedroom prices start at $900,000. One bedroom with 1.5 baths start at $1,045,000. Two bedroom 2.5 baths start at $1,660,000. Three Bedroom PH is $7,500,000.

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Jun 22, 2007

High Line Update

Fujifilm joins Friends of the High Line with Portrait project

Hundreds of photographs will be displayed in unique outdoor galleries to raise awareness of High Line park, projected to open in 2008.

As the High Line park takes shape above the streets of New York City, construction fencing in the neighborhood will feature improvised outdoor art galleries covered with photographs of High Line supporters from the local community and beyond according to Friends of the High Line.

The group will also launch a Web site featuring the portraits,

Dubbed "The High Line Portrait Project" and made possible with a $50,000 donation from Fujifilm, the photographs capture the spirit of the inventive new park that is being built atop the High Line elevated rail structure, which runs through the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea and Clinton/Hell's Kitchen.

The High Line Park will be a unique 21st century public space. Plans are underway to transform a 6.7acre span of former elevated train track running 22 blocks into an open park.

The 190 condominium units in The Caledonia, the 1st residential tower on the future High Line Park had sold out in April, within eight months of sales.

For additional information including beautiful High Line pictures photographed by Joel Sternfeld along with news, preliminary designs, a film about the history of the High Line Rail and more please visit the Friends of the High Line website.

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Feb 7, 2007

Manhattan Neighborhood: Hells Kitchen


Clinton - Hells Kitchen - Midtown West
View From 41st floor of The Link 52nd Street and 8th Avenue
Some still argue about the exact boundaries of Hell's Kitchen, but it's commonly considered to run from 34th to 59th Streets and from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River. The area is also known as Clinton and long-time residents use the two terms interchangeably. East of Eighth Avenue including Carnegie Hall and Time Square is considered midtown west.

Hells Kitchen has always been a neighborhood, made up of blue-collar families in walk up railroad flats and theatre people who wanted to live close to where they work. For 15 years the neighborhood has been changing. It has become renovated, gentrified. New condo construction along with many new restaurants and bars have opened in the neighborhood.

The new generation of Hell's Kitchen, are folks who started looking on the Upper West Side and Chelsea then realized they could enjoy much the same lifestyle in midtown west. For the past century, the typical apartment was a walkup tenement now it's a luxury rental or condo with post modern finishes: grand lobbies, lots of granite, lots of glass, high-speed Internet access and health club and other amenities.

The Link a new downtown style building on 52nd and 8th Avenue

The area to the far west in the 30's is slated to be developed adjacent to the Jacob Javits Center and the development of the Hudson Rail Yards and the High Line Park which will run from Hells Kitchen through West Chelsea to the Meat packing district in the West Village.

The Residences at Worldwide Plaza on 50th Streets between 8th and 9th Avenue has been a popular condo with studio apartments starting in the high $400,000 range.

Hells Kitchen has many different types of apartments from walk up coops to townhouses to renovated lofts to ultra luxury high rise condos. The eclectic neighborhood has some great restaurants, bars, night clubs and Broadway and off Broadway theatres.

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