Tucked away between adjacent apartment buildings hides one of Hell’s Kitchen’s most beautiful views. Clinton Court, located at W 46th Street between 9th and 10th avenues is a small courtyard built when New York City was still mainly farmland. The courtyard can barely be seen through an iron gate, but only if you know it is there, as it is closed to the public.
Once inside the gates, it is hard tell exactly what year you are in. Clinton Court appears to have been unmoved by time and untouched since it was first built. Benches and winding staircases make it feel as though you were still in the time when it was a carriage house and might make you never want to leave.
Even though it is closed to the public, you can still get the same escaping effect just by looking at Clinton Court through the gate, and almost forget that you’re only a few minutes walk from Times Square.
As you might have guessed, Hell’s Kitchen attracts a lot of theater dwellers since it’s so close to Broadway, which in return means plenty of restaurants to feed visitors. The block on 46th St. between 8th and 9th Ave. has been rightfully been nicknamed “Restaurant Row” due to its scores of food outlets.
Restaurant Row offers some of New York City’s best, and most diverse, food in just one stretch. Whatever you have a craving for, there is a good chance that you will find it here. Sushi, Italian, Creole, Korean, all can be found in great quality, truly making it a foodie’s dream and an absolute must visit in Hell’s Kitchen.