I must have passed by Hell's Kitchen Park many times before I realized it was more, if only a little more, than just a playground.
Stepping in, I took this photo to emphasize the benches and landscaping.
A former parking lot on 10th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets, Hell's Kitchen Park opened in 1979. It has the benefit of being named for one of the most colorfully named neighborhoods in New York City. It's a name that has fallen somewhat out of fashion because it connotes crime. But real New Yorkers still know this West Side neighborhood as Hell's Kitchen, and if there's any justice they always will.About the Author