n. An obsolete term for the West Side of Manhattan when it was a violent slum. The suburban transplants that have moved into the neighborhood are making every effort to resurrect the name "Hell's Kitchen" as they believe it will afford them instant street credibility. Psuedo-Street Smarts that they hope will disguise their middle-class suburban upbringing. The neighborhood has since "gentrified" great since the late 1980s and is now comprised of transplants and the trendy cafes/shops that come with them.
Notice how dumb it sounds when you have some obvious suburbanite refer to where they live as "Hell's Kitchen?!"