My Old Apartment, Hells Kitchen, Manhattan
I lived on 9th Avenue and 49th Street in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan in New York City for one year (2001 – 2002), so I liked this post in a New York Times blog today on the history of the area. It is the 50th anniversary of the incident which gave the neighborhood the name Hell’s Kitchen. Also interesting is how the area is far from hell now, but people refuse to adopt a more “cival” name. They’ve tried to call it Clinton for a long time and it just won’t stick.