Taking Your Lunch Break in Hell’s Kitchen (Clinton) and the UWS
Why would anyone rename Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton? Do people besides brokers actually use the name Clinton?
Moving on! In this third installment, we continue moving to the west side of Manhattan and pick spots in Hell’s Kitchen and Upper West Side that are great for enjoying lunch breaks and some personal time.
Part of Lincoln Center, the David Rubenstein Atrium is located on Broadway between West 62nd and West 63rd. With a ‘wichcraft, free wi-fi, and Christian Marclay’s Venice Biennale Gold Lion winning film “The Clock”, this three-year-old atrium is a wonderful indoor space.
Another Lincoln Center public space worth visiting is the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn. The sloped lawn, on West 65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway, leads to the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace. Celebrated twentieth century British sculptor Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure sits in the pool, and depending on one’s location on the lawn, it’s possible to see the Revson fountain in the Josie Robertson Plaza.
The West Side Community Garden, at 142 West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, is a public garden with a flower park and a vegetable garden. The flower park is always open to the public and has a floral amphitheater and public seating; however, the vegetable garden is only accessible to the public when the gate is open. The Garden has various activities throughout the year; check the Through the Year page to find out more about the different events and flowers in the park.
Filled with Japanese zevolkas and featuring a fountain with Sidney Simon‘s Four Seasons sculpture, World Wide Plaza is a great public square in Hell’s Kitchen. The plaza is located on West 50th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and has a cafe so if you don’t bring your lunch, you can buy it there.
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