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Clinton (also called Hell's Kitchen to reflect its colorful past), located in Midtown West, runs from 34th to 57th Street, from Eighth Avenue to the Hudson, and is the area's residential jewel. Midtown is the city's main business hub a powerful magnet for shopping, entertainment and tourism.

What was once a run-down district has become a truly vibrant residential community. Valued for its proximity to Midtown, Clinton is home to a mix of young professionals, longtime residents, actors, artists and other entertainers who treasure the proximity to the nearby Times Square Theater District (the Clinton Community Garden was created here by actors living in the area). Ninth Avenue is lined with low-key bars, restaurants the avenue is known for its varied eateries and shops. Galleries have opened, leading some residents to boast that the neighborhood may be "the next SoHo, without the attitude."

Southern neighbor Chelsea provides cultural, shopping and nightlife options as well. Worldwide Plaza at Eighth Avenue and 49th Street brought professionals to the area with attractive outdoor plazas as well as top-notch office space. The "green" Hearst Tower at 56th Street and Eighth Avenue is the newest headline-stealing architectural addition. Rockefeller Center and two of the city's three most important transportation gateways, the Pennsylvania/Long Island Rail Road station and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Bus Terminal, are located within blocks, making travel to just about anywhere convenient.

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