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Clinton, also frequently referred to as Hell's Kitchen and Midtown West, is a neighborhood located in New York City's borough of Manhattan between 34th Street and 59th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. The neighborhood supplies transportation, medical (most notably hospital), and warehouse infrastructure support to the Midtown Manhattan business district. Its "rough" reputation helped to depress real estate prices in the area when compared with most of the rest of Manhattan up until the early 1990s.

Throughout its storied history, Clinton has figured prominently in the New York City underworld, especially as it pertains to the Irish American Mob. Infamous gangsters like Owney Madden, notable bootleggers such as Bill Dwyer, and Westies leaders James Coonan and Mickey Featherstone were all Clinton natives. Various ethnic conflicts in the area formed the basis of the musical and film West Side Story.

Being in close proximity to both the Broadway theatres as well as to various training studios and schools for actors, the area has long been a home to actors learning and practicing their craft on a regular basis. Throughout the neighborhood's history, many famous actors and entertainers have resided there, including Burt Reynolds, Rip Torn, Bob Hope, Charlton Heston, James Dean, Madonna, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Alicia Keys, John Michael Bolger, and Sylvester Stallone to name a few. This is mainly due to the fact that the world-famous Actors Studio on West 44th Street, which rose to prominence over the years. Today, Clinton is often thought of as being one of the most interesting and unique neighborhoods in all of New York City.