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Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen—one of Manhattan’s more uniquely named neighborhoods—home of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex.

For more than a century, Hell's Kitchen was true to its name and was home to organized crime outfits and gangs. One early gang war was even immortalized in the musical West Side Story.

Though there are many iterations of how our community got its name, the following is perhaps the most commonly-accepted version: Two cops, a veteran and a rookie, were observing a small riot near the corner of West 39th Street and 10th Avenue. The rookie took one look at the melee and said, "This place is hell itself." "Hell is a mild climate," his wizened partner countered, "this is Hell's Kitchen."

In the mid-19th century, piers in Midtown West were built to serve the new industries forming around the Hudson River Railroad. Three other railroad companies were also established during this time, using barges to transport freight to and from their yards in New Jersey.

In the late 19th century, this area was known for slaughterhouses. However, the heyday of the Hell’s Kitchen waterfront was the era between World War I and World War II, when transatlantic ocean liners dotted the waterfront.

After a period of real estate disinvestment and abandonment in the 1960s and 70s, the neighborhood was discovered by young urban professionals in the 1980s. With this gentrification, some started circulating new, more genteel names for the neighborhood, including "Clinton" or “Midtown West.”

Today, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum calls Pier 86 home. Neighboring NYC’s bustling cruise ship terminal and perfectly situated on the Hudson River, Intrepid boasts views of the Statue of Liberty, George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.

From historic Hell’s Kitchen to Restaurant Row, Broadway’s Best and the iconic Times Square, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is just a fifteen minute walk from the heart of it all!

Whether you are a born and bred Manhattanite or an out of town guest, please use the following Neighborhood Guide to explore all that midtown west has to offer.

Intrepid Museum And HRPT: A Shared Mission
Since the founding of Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) in 1998, the Intrepid Museum and HRPT have enjoyed a mutually-beneficial relationship, sharing significant alignment on mission and values, grounded in serving the community.

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Intrepid Museum and HRPT
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Things To Do

New York CityPASS®:
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New York C3®:
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Hudson River Park:
Surrounding the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Hudson River Park is situated within a unique environment in Manhattan. Encompassing five miles of upland park and over 400 acres of estuarine sanctuary, the park offers unparalleled opportunities for everything from educational walking tours to a high flying trapeze!

Circle Line Sightseeing:
Since 1945, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises has been entertaining passengers young and old with the world's most famous boat rides. From magnificent views of the Manhattan skyline to the city’s very own pulse-pounding speedboat thrill ride, the Beast, Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is a true New York institution and a "must-see" attraction while in town.

Enjoy a musical celebration that turns one of the greatest love stories of all time into a hysterical and joyful slay-fest. Residents save up to 40% on General Seating tickets to select performances. Click Here or use code TQPartner at

Gazillion Bubble Show:
Mind-blowing bubble magic, spectacular laser lighting effects and momentary soapy masterpieces will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. Save over 35% on tickets. Click Here or use code GBPOP101 at More info at

Where to Eat & Drink

Gotham West Market:
Gotham West Market features eight premier artisanal food purveyors plus a top bicycle store, providing an exciting destination for seasoned New Yorkers and visitors alike.

"Go West to Sample the World" – The New York Times

  • 600 11th Avenue (between 44th and 45th streets)

Landmark Tavern:
Finish up your day of Intrepid history, heroism, and hands-on fun with an equally historic meal at Landmark. Open since 1868, Landmark Tavern is one of the oldest continually-operating establishments in the city today and still retains its classic old New York charm.

  • 626 11th Avenue (on 46th Street)

Smilers Gourmet Deli:
Intrepid Museum visitors can receive 10% off their purchase when showing their ticket.

  • 637 9th Avenue at 45th Street
Where To Stay

Ink48, A Kimpton Hotel:
Located just three blocks from the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, where 11th Avenue meets 48th Street, Ink 48 makes an impression with much more than its stunning city views. This boutique hotel makes a statement as distinctive as the city itself. The one-of-a- kind urban retreat features open-air gardens, panoramic city and Hudson River views, and the kind of services and amenities that address the multi-faceted moods and desires of the guest.

  • 653 11th Avenue (On 48th Street)

Holiday Inn Midtown:
Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Westside is a new 11-story modern hotel. All of our rooms feature 32-inch HDTVs, free high-speed internet access, and our comfortable bedding. Get your day started on the right track by having a complimentary Express Start hot breakfast with signature cinnamon rolls and Smart Roast coffee. Situated in Midtown West, we are located near some of Manhattan’s most unique attractions: Time Square, the Hudson River, and many more.

  • 538 West 48th street (between 10th and 11th Avenue)