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2008/08/13 Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Hell’s Kitchen is an intriguing name for a New York neighbourhood, worth an early morning walk in the summer.
West of the theatre district in New York City is Hell’s Kitchen, a district with such a menacing name.  I’ve never had a reason to go there, but since I was staying in a hotel right on the edge of the neighbourhood, it was worth an early morning walk.  I started at 49th Street, walking south on 9th Avenue.  It’s a wide street, with traffic one-way downtown (i.e. southbound).

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On the east side of the street, the security gates on some shops were still down in the early morning.  They don’t present the most attractive face for the city.

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Another block south to 48th Street, there were more shops with shutters down.

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The variety of storefronts on 9th Avenue means convenient shopping for residents nearby on the side streets.

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44th Street is a wide one-way street, looking east from 9th Avenue. Continue reading2008/08/13 Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

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