Hell’s Kitchen South – Identifying Sites, Society, and Stories

Janes Walk

Led By Katy Mainelli

Embark on a 45 minute – 1 hour discovery route through Hell’s Kitchen South, bounded by West 34th to the south, West 40th to the north, Eighth Avenue to the east, and Tenth Avenue to the west. Our walk will highlight the 19th and 20th century sites, society, and stories of the immigrant and working class communities that shaped the area. We will spotlight a few notable people who are proud to remember their roots here. We’ll explore to what extent this understated, unostentatious neighborhood is undergoing rebranding and redevelopments as a result of its proximity to Hudson Yards. We’ll consider the potential for further transformation caused by the Governor’s recommendation of Paddy’s Market for the Register of Historic Places. Join us to discover the past of Hell’s Kitchen South, and to frame questions that may shape its future.


The walk is approximately one mile. The sidewalks that have uneven surfaces can accommodate wheelchairs , but it may be bumpy (not impossible, just bumpy). The starting point is on 34th Street less than a 1 minute walk from the A,C,E subway stations, the M20, M34 and M34a buses, and CitiBike station; the 1,2,3, N, Q, R, B, D subway lines are an 8 minute walk.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 6, 2023
11:00 AM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
Traffic on Ninth Avenue in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, unknown photographer.