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On West 53rd, Affordable Housing Lottery Favors Locals

On West 53rd, Affordable Housing Lottery Favors Locals

BY WINNIE McCROY | After 14 years of negotiations and construction, the huge apartment building at 540 W. 53rd St. is preparing to open their affordable housing lottery. And this charming brick building offers units for a variety of household sizes and income levels from about $39,000­ to $172,000 — from a single person to a […]

Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center Serves Hell’s Kitchen Aging Population

Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center Serves Hell’s Kitchen Aging Population

BY MARK NIMAR | Getting older can be tough. As a New Yorker moves into old age, and her body starts to fail her, simple acts like climbing stairs, crossing a busy street, or even taking a shower can seem impossible. Difficulties leaving your apartment can also make it hard to see your friends and make […]

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

At Food Fest, Hell’s Kitchen Serves a Full Plate of Local Color

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES | Hell’s Kitchen resident Christian Miles had an easy commute to his May 20 assignment: Go to the 9th Avenue International Food Festival and return with a full plate of photos. For more info on this annual event, visit 9thAve.Org.

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Can a freshly grown tomato help with homelessness? Ask John Mudd and Andrea Winter, and the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Winter, of Inner City Farmer and Mudd, of the Midtown South Community Council (MSCC), have partnered to help spread rooftop gardens in and around Midtown. Now entering its third […]

Vigil Remembers Hartley House, Hopes for Its Return to Hell’s Kitchen

Vigil Remembers Hartley House, Hopes for Its Return to Hell’s Kitchen

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO | For Hell’s Kitchen natives, Hartley House was their second childhood home. The recently shuttered settlement house at 413 W. 46th St. was a place where Tom Wagner found an outlet for youthful energy and creative expression. “This was when kids roamed the streets,” Wagner recalled of decades past, “when you could […]

Hell’s Kitchen Cinematic Pockets Give Grit to “Jessica Jones”

Hell’s Kitchen Cinematic Pockets Give Grit to “Jessica Jones”

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Whether it’s a blended scotch or bourbon, former superhero turned private eye Jessica Jones is never far from a bottle. So where does the protagonist procure the hard stuff? From Sonny’s Grocery, of course, a longtime Hell’s Kitchen bodega that was turned into a liquor store for the second season […]

Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

Fountain House Studio Has Sprawling Space for Artistic Growth

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Sanctuary. Sustenance. Spacious. Sunny. Sacred. This is how artists described their new studio space, where work created there is now part of an inaugural show at the Fountain House Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen. Fountain House Studio was about three years in the making, Ariel Willmott, the gallery’s director, said. The […]

City Slip-Ups Allow Hell’s Kitchen Residential Demolition

City Slip-Ups Allow Hell’s Kitchen Residential Demolition

BY LEVAR ALONZO | At its most recent meeting, Community Board 4 members and elected officials on hand were up in arms as they discussed lapses by the Department of Buildings (DOB) that are allowing for the demolition of two more residential buildings in Hell’s Kitchen. The pair of four-story buildings at 335-337 W. 55th St. […]

Serving Your Kitchen From Hell’s Kitchen for 85 Years

Serving Your Kitchen From Hell’s Kitchen for 85 Years

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Hell’s Kitchen has changed a lot over the last 100 years, but there’s one institution on West 38th Street that’s changed very little. Esposito Meat Market, at 500 Ninth Avenue on the corner of West 38th, a traditional Italian butcher shop run by the family from which it takes its name, is […]

Facing Bus Terminal Expansion, Hell’s Kitchen Unites

Facing Bus Terminal Expansion, Hell’s Kitchen Unites

BY EILEEN STUKANE | After having their buttons pushed by –everything from a lack of communication to eminent domain threats, members of the Hell’s Kitchen community are hitting “restart” on their approach to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plans for expanding its aging bus terminal, now located between Eighth and Ninth […]

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