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The Untapped Guide to Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen has come a long way from the gang rule it was once under. Today its real estate prices are skyrocketing, new construction projects are constantly underway, and trendy, tourist-friendly bars and restaurants are popping up on almost every corner. Many now mourn the area’s increasing gentrification, but they can take comfort …

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Architecture / New York

Hell’s Kitchen: The Next Big Thing?

Legend has it that a pair of 19th-century cops were once patrolling a particularly crime-ridden stretch of 39th Street when the rookie remarked, “it’s hot as hell along here,” to which the veteran replied, “it’s hotter than hell, it’s hell’s kitchen.” For years, New York City’s real estate interests have been trying—mostly in vain—to rename Hell’s …

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Architecture / New York

Gang History in Hell’s Kitchen

Walking through the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, it’s easy to forget the historical significance of this area. Where upscale restaurants, bars, and newly minted condominiums now litter the paths along the Hudson River, there once were criminal hotspots and gang-marked territory.

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