For over 100 years, the city blocks that stretched from West 34th Street to 59th Street between Eighth Avenue and the Hudson River was one of the toughest areas of the city, earning the name “Hell’s Kitchen.”
But more recently, Hell’s Kitchen (HK) has been shedding its gritty past of gruesome murders, disappearances, speakeasies and gangsters, and even the occasional chilling ghost story. Development of new luxury condos has helped transform the neighborhood, now known more for boozy brunch and big Broadway musicals than bloody mafia hits and secret brothels.
Located in a prime section of Manhattan, Midtown West, the new HK has a lot to offer. Its proximity to mass transit, a wealth of local eateries and a vibrant nightlife scene makes HK a top spot for even discerning New Yorkers.
Here’s a quick round-up of what’s currently available in the HK new condo market, priced at $3 million or below:
The aesthetic of Nine52 thoroughly captures the intrigue of HK, with its maze-like corridors and modern facade. Developed by Gaia Real Estate, Nine52 has a total of 155 units, ranging in size from 456 square feet to 1,929 square feet. Residences feature white oak flooring, expansive windows and spacious open-floor layouts.
Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a wine lounge, a landscaped roof, private storage space as well as cold storage.
Pricing starts at $852,000.
2. Charlie West
Charlie West is located on West 43rd Street and Tenth Avenue, and was developed by Elad Group and Mi&Co. It houses 123 residences, ranging in size from 506 square feet up to 1,710 square feet. Residences feature open-floor layouts, and use a range of raw, natural materials. Penthouse suites include private terraces.
Amenities include a private residents lounge with fireplace, a library, an indoor pool and a fitness center.
Pricing starts at $895,000 for available units.
3. 540 West
540 West’s shimmering glass facade is a standout amongst its brownstone neighbors. Designed by Fortis Property Group and Wonderworks Construction Corp, it houses 110 units, ranging in size from 577 square feet to 1,625 square feet. An open-air courtyard and breezeway connects the North and South buildings. Residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, white oak flooring and custom wardrobes.
Amenities include a reflecting pool, rooftop decks, a pet spa and lobby lounge.
Pricing starts at $900,000 for available units.
4. Fifty Third and Eighth
Developed by HFZ Capital Group, Fifty Third and Eighth has 252 units in total, with sizes ranging from 667 square feet to 1,650 square feet. Residences feature modern design touches, in-unit Bosch washers and dryers, Bertazzoni gas ranges and Kohler fixtures.
Notable amenities include a spa, as well as men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, concierge service, a 24-hour attended lobby, valet dry cleaning and on-site parking.
Sales for available units start at $1.2 million.
5. Manhattan View MiMa
Manhattan View MiMa was developed by Shanghai Construction Group America and Kuafu Properties. It features over an acre of amenities and 151 stylish, high-tech units. Residences range in size from 568 square feet to 2,135 square feet. Nest thermostats, keyless entry and smart lighting are part of the innovative automation package at Manhattan View MiMa.
The long list of amenities includes an outdoor theatre, basketball court, doggy daycare facility, party and event room, and a rooftop deck with grilling stations.
Pricing starts at $1.6 million.
6. The Sorting House
Featuring generously-sized, flowing residences, The Sorting House by Cadence Property Group houses 30 units, including loft-style and duplex residences. A repurposed Post Office, The Sorting House reimagines the space with flexible, thoroughly modern residences that range in size from 605 square feet to 1,409 square feet. Lofts feature 80 linear feet of continuous wall space, while penthouse duplexes feature an atrium-like staircase that leads to private rooftop patio space.
Amenities include a yoga studio, a virtual concierge, outdoor kitchen, bike storage and a fully-attended lobby.
Pricing starts at $2.6 million for available units.