Music lovers will be astounded at the rock royalty that has graced the halls of 421 West 54th Street. Everyone from The Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Billy Joel to Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, and U2 can lend at least part of their success to The Hit Factory.
Hell's Kitchen Neighborhood Guide
People often ask me where they should live if they work in Midtown and want an easy commute. One of my favorite buildings to recommend to them is 305 West 50th Street - Longacre House, which is situated on the boarder of Midtown West and Hell’s Kitchen. Being close to work, restaurants and entertainment, this building is a great option for anyone looking for service and convenience.
Ninth Avenue has become a great area to get stuck if you’re hungry, since there is such a wide variety of restaurants to choose from.
One of my favorite places to dine when I am in Hell’s Kitchen is one of the many Ninth Avenue gems – eatery. A new American restaurant, it gets good reviews by consistently delivering on quality ingredients and expert preparations, rather than by an inventive menu. That’s not to say the food is plain though – their flavor combinations are outstanding.
Dating back to the 1870’s, The Piano Factory housed the facilities where Wessell Nickel & Gross built piano actions for most of the American piano manufacturers of the time. Initially located on the northeast corner of 10th Avenue and 45th Street, their business eventually expanded clear to 46th Street.