Hell's Kitchen ...more than a neighborhood...it's a state of mind. From the slaughterhouses and breweries of the 1800s, the draft riots of 1863, the Fighting 69th of World War I, the home of New York's most dangerous criminals from the early tenement days to Prohibition to the Westies, Hell's Kitchen rose from the blood and fire of the poor dreaming their riotous dreams and searing the urban landscape with a wild, demanding spirit. The story of Hell's Kitchen can be told in many ways, and must be told in many ways: in poetry and fiction, in art and film, biographies, histories and photographs. It's not one block, and it is. It's not one area, because the sum total is greater than what can be seen in a certain space or any lifetime.
It's War man...look like Hell's Kitchen...
by folsey July 20, 2005
Chill neighborhood on the West Side, where I was born and raised. Natives include Sylvester Stallone as well as the fictional Daredevil. Sadly, more and more snobs are moving in, gentrifying us into this so-called 'Clinton' neighborhood.
I have mad chill views of Jersey from my apartment, not that I would ever want to go to that suburban hellhole. Stay out of NY, Jay and Silent Bob!
by Johnny X. June 19, 2005
Irish American neighborhood on New York Citys west side. It was once the most dangerous neighborhood in New York and the reason for its name is that a reporter traveling through the neighborhood during the 1950's once wrote in the new york times that "this neighborhood from 37th to 59th street and from 8th avenue to the Hudson is worse than the hottest place in Hell" and Hells Kitchen derived from that. Irish immigrants lived in shacks and slums all over hells kitchen and gangs like the "Westies" and the "shamrocks" did and still do rule the streetz of the neighborhood. Tough Irish kids from Hells Kitchen would often fight off blacks from Harlem and Hispanics from other neighborhoods. gang violence in hells kitchen was soo bad during the 1960's and early 2000's that police officers were paid to sit in classrooms with teachers and students at almost all public and private schools in the neighborhood. This is the neighborhood that only accepts the poorest of the poor and you have to be Irish. Hells kitchen is and always will be a Irish ghetto.
another Irish gang murder occured in Hells Kitchen over the past weekend.
by Westie kid April 25, 2010
A semi-new T.V show staring a famous british cheif (cheif gordon ramsey) The show usally starts with two teams (red and blue / female and male) and both teams compete against the other team to win rewards and escape elimination

Cheif Gordon Ramsey is also the star of the TV shows "the F word" and "kitchen Nightmares"
Did you see Hell's Kitchen last night?

oh yeahhh arron was voted off
by Aryn G May 19, 2009
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?!"
by DH10 October 08, 2010

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