09 HELL’S KITCHEN
North of Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen was an often- forgotten neighbourhood that is now a major LGBT+ enclave. Hints of its past can be found in the various cuisines offered there which range from Brazilian to Turkish, as well as some long- standing family- run restaurants. It’s also home to Restaurant Row, or 46th Street, where scores of theatregoers dine before curtain- up. For daytime adventures, this is the jumping- off point for the Circle Line boat cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Also waterside and moored at Pier 86 is famous former aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, now the floating home of The Intrepid
Sea, Air and Space Museum, where you can see special exhibits including Concorde. Hell’s Kitchen has plenty to keep you busy after dark, too, with 12 gay bars including Therapy, Hardware, Atlas Social Club, Vodka Soda and Flaming Saddles.