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Clinton

Clinton

With its diverse ethnic character and traditional community feel, Hell's Kitchen, more recently referred to as Clinton, continues to be a popular living spot for trendy New Yorkers, and a still upcoming neighborhood despite it once sordid past. Safer and more attractive than ever, the area that runs from West 34th to 59th Streets and from the Eighth Avenue to the Hudson River was once the city's roughest, dirtiest, most crime-ridden part of town. Though the exact origin of the name "Hell's Kitchen" can't be pinpointed, local residents and many New Yorkers today appreciate its more sophisticated name Clinton, which came from DeWitt Clinton, a nephew of first New York State Governor George Clinton who owned the farmland back in the late 18th Century. Whatever you call it, this area has shed all negative connotations and is a prime example of a successful ethnically-mixed neighborhood with great conveniences.

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