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Hell's Kitchen is a neighbourhood of New York City. It is the area between 34th and 59th Streets, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River.

Originally the expression "Hell's Kitchen" refers to a rough neighbourhood on the South Side of London. The term in reference to New York first appeared in print on September 22, 1881 when a New York Times reporter went to a police guide to get details of a multiple murder there. He referred to a particular tenement at 39th Street and 10th Avenue as "Hell's Kitchen," and said that the entire section was "probably the lowest and filthiest in the city." According to this version, 39th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues became known as Hell's Kitchen and the name was later expanded to the surrounding streets.



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