From West 34th Street north to West 59th Street, and the Hudson River on the west to Eighth Avenue on
If living in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan is what you want, this may work for you. Day
and night, this area is busy. It might not have the charm of the Village, but it has everything you need
and is getting more every day. This area has changed dramatically over the last ten years. The
gentrification and rejuvenation of Times Square has turned a rather “grungy” neighborhood into a
more desirable one. Corporations have been enticed to set up shop: Conde Nast, Skadden Arps, etc.
You’ll find restaurants, both high-end and take out, huge multiplex theaters, health clubs and more. You
will also still find an extraordinary blend of incomes and backgrounds, from descendants of European
immigrants, to more recently arrived Asians and Latin Americans, to yuppies working in nearby
midtown. It’s also home to the Broadway Theatre District, Times Square, the Garment District, Port
Authority Bus Terminal and the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Formerly known as Hell’s Kitchen,
residential developers thought a name change would better reflect the area’s new spirit and sensibility,
but most New Yorkers prefer to still call it Hell’s Kitchen. There are many new high-rise luxury rental
apartment buildings, either recently completed or under construction, throughout the neighborhood.
The icing on the cake is the brand new, very expensive AOL Time Warner office/residential tower that is
at Columbus Circle at 59th Street. Called One Central Park, it’s an “address” known throughout the
world. It also houses a Whole Foods, Equinox Health & Fitness Center, and a myriad of shops,
boutiques and restaurants.