So very excited to see that Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theater chain has selected to locate a new state-of-the art independent film multiplex in Hell’s Kitchen, Mid-town West, Manhattan. This appeals to me as a long time resident of the neighborhood and as a filmmaker, marketer and distributor of independent film. It’s always great to see investment in independently produced content and the audiences that support it. Take a look. I cannot wait for the opening!
Living in Hell’s Kitchen (HK) in New York City over 23 years, I’ve seen the neighborhood change dramatically. So, when I saw this feature piece on HK in the New York Times, I was thrilled. As the New York Times points out, many residents affectionately call the area “Hell’s Kitchen” vs. Clinton or MiMA which officials and developers concocted to polish up the area’s seedier past. No matter what you call it, you won’t find a more diverse, energetic, creative, tolerant and entertaining neighborhood in all of New York City. And for all you foodies out there, HK’s is home to the international food festival held each Spring on 9th Avenue reflected by the many reasonably priced restaurants and food merchants featuring food from every corner of the globe. If you’re not already here, you really should check it out. If you’re interested in buying or renting here, give me a call and I’ll show you some great spots you can call home. Check out the NY Times video on HK!
I’ve been a resident of Hell’s Kitchen (Clinton, North Chelsea, Chelsea North, Midtown West, etc., etc.) for over 22 years now. If you read my blog regularly it’s no surprise that I just love living here. In my opinion, it’s one of the most diverse , dynamic and “real” neighborhoods in NYC. But don’t take my word for it. Check out this terrific article from this past Sunday’s New York Times Real Estate section and then give me a call for an appointment to tour some of the new and the old that the “Kitchen” has to offer. [Read Article ]
A giant spaceship money machine has landed in Hell’s Kitchen and Ryan Seacrest is captain! This is no Orson Welles-like hoax! It’s a mega money game show from NBC. Starting on September 9th, the rooftop of an abandoned Mercedes dealership the Clinton area of Manhattan will serve as the outdoor set for NBC’s “The Million Second Quiz” where contestants compete for millions of dollars for every second they stay in the game by answering trivia questions in rapid fire succession. I’ve been watching the assemby of this collassal set for several weeks now as I live in a high rise just two blocks away. At first, I thought the staging was for a concert or perhaps a private party but, the staging and rigging continued to grow and become much more elaborate. If you had told me 22 years ago when I moved into Cliinton that a major network television game show was going to be broadcast live from W41st Street and 11th Avenue, I would have thought you were indeed from outer space. But, this is New York City and neighborhoods and skylines are always changing and growing and Clinton (HK as I like to call it) is a real estate hot spot now. The spectacular skyline views, theater, the proximity to Hudson Park and the river, the fantastic restaurants and many new luxury apartments have raised the profile and appeal of an area once best known for it’s gangs, prostitution, shootings and deserted streets. With the arrival of the Seacrest money ship and the NBC cameras, the world will get a peak at what the area has become which is a safe, vibrant, diverse and thriving New York City neighborhood.. and I’ll be here to help all those freshly minted millionaires find a perfect spot in the hood to call their very own.
Anyone can play “The Million Second Quiz” and have a shot at being a contestant on TV. You don’t have to be in NYC to play , just download the game app, register and play. If you are in NYC, just head on over to 11th Ave and W41st with your mobile device and a recent head shot for your chance to be selected to be on air!