Clinton at a GlanceSotheby's International Realty
NYC real estate in Clinton offers an ideal Midtown location. Clinton encompasses the area between 34th and 59th Streets between Eighth Avenue and the Hudson River, just west of Times Square and adjacent to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a dramatic glass structure designed by I.M. Pei. Taking its name from New York politician DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), most famous as a planner of the Erie Canal, the neighborhood has been undergoing a transformation in recent decades, with much having changed since the years when the area served as the backdrop for West Side Story. Locals often refer to the neighborhood as Hell's Kitchen. Clinton real estate includes numerous luxury condominiums and apartment buildings such as the Biltmore, the Foundry and the Westport. Clinton is home to many actors due to its close proximity to Broadway theaters and the Actors Studio. With its restaurant row on West 46th Street, this lively neighborhood is known for its wonderful ethnic cuisine and as the host to the International Food Festival. Several of the city's foremost architectural firms including Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Gwathmey Siegel & Associates have recently established their offices in Clinton. Two parks lie within its boundaries, and the area around the Passenger Ship Piers along the Hudson River is a hub of maritime activities.