This is My New York
"Many people might think of Hell’s Kitchen as the rough and tumble neighborhood that it was, but it is not. It now is a great epicenter for food and culinary marvels; you can always find something to eat while in Hell's Kitchen."
1. ALVIN AILEY CENTER FOR DANCE | 405 West 55th St.
I’ll start off my day with an hour of Zumba at Alvin Ailey. Zumba is a Latin cardio dance class and is a great workout to begin the day. Beginners and walk-ins are always welcome.
2. GOSSIP BAR AND RESTAURANT | 733 9th Ave.
After my workout, I’m ready for a power salad at Gossip, one of Hell’s Kitchen’s trendiest pubs. I highly recommend the bleu cheese salad with bacon. The kitchen is open until 2:00 am.
3. INTREPID AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM | Pier 86 at 46th St.
After lunch, I’ll head towards Pier 86 to tour the Intrepid Air and Space Museum. Their mission is to honor the nation’s heroes, educate the public and inspire the youth. This museum offers family friendly activities and programs all year long.
4. BOCCA DI BACCO | 828 9th Ave. at 55th St.
With homemade pastas and over 500 Italian wines to choose from, Bocca di Bacco has become a destination place for tourists, celebrities and native New Yorkers.
5. HELL’S KITCHEN FLEA MARKET | 39th St. btwn 9th and 10th Aves.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm, year round (weather permitting), is the famous Hell’s Kitchen flea market. Shop for antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, furniture and jewelry.
6. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY’S BBQ | 645 9th Ave. at 45th St.
Created by Justin Timberlake, the menu offers southern favorites such as pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, BBQ chicken and southern fried catfish.
7. HAKKASAN | 311 West 43rd St.
Hakkasan is a high-end Chinese fusion restaurant with a swanky bar. A great addition to the area and perfect for pre and post theater!
8. DON’T TELL MAMA’S CABARET AND PIANO LOUNGE | 343 W. 46th St.
The professional singing wait staff offer up a range of songs nightly from Broadway to jazz, rock and pop!
9. THE PRESS LOUNGE | 653 11th Ave. at 48th St.
The views of Manhattan and the Hudson River are totally unobstructed! The Press Lounge offers cocktails and light fare until 2:00 am. A casual elegant dress code is enforced.
10. DANJI | 346 West 52nd St.
For dinner, l’ll head to this very quaint restaurant specializing in contemporary Korean cuisine. Try the Bulgogi beef sliders with spicy pickled cucumber and scallion salsa. For great Korean food in the city, Danji is well worth any wait!