NYPD Vacates Hell’s Kitchen Tow Pound, Opening Up Pier 76

HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — The NYPD made its long-awaited departure from Hell’s Kitchen last weekend, abandoning its Manhattan tow pound and freeing up Pier 76 to make way for a possible waterfront park.



a stop sign in front of a building: An NYPD spokesperson confirmed Monday that the department had left Pier 76, which stretches into the Hudson River near West 36th Street​. The department plans to open a new Manhattan pound at some point.


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An NYPD spokesperson confirmed Monday that the department had left Pier 76, which stretches into the Hudson River near West 36th Street​. The department plans to open a new Manhattan pound at some point.

The city announced on New Year’s Eve that the NYPD would finally leave the space by Jan. 31, resolving a yearslong dispute with the state, which had threatened to impose millions of dollars in fines if the facility was not relocated.

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An NYPD spokesperson confirmed Monday that the department had left Pier 76, which stretches into the Hudson River near West 36th Street. The department plans to open a new Manhattan pound at some point, but has not named a location.

“The NYPD is actively pursuing suitable locations to relocate the operations to,” Sgt. Edward D. Riley said.

Officials have celebrated the NYPD’s plans to close down the unsightly facility, which sat atop Pier 76 since 1977. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month that the move would clear

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Plan To Rehab Hell’s Kitchen Building Approved By Landmarks Board

HELL’S KITCHEN, NY — A historic building whose shuttered storefronts have blighted a block of Hell’s Kitchen for years may be in for a makeover after the city’s Landmarks and Preservation Commission signed off on renovation plans Tuesday.



a group of people walking down a street next to a building: Owners of the Windermere Hotel on the corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue are seeking to renovate the building's street-level facade to add new windows and cornices, repair its original cast-iron columns and restore brickwork.


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Owners of the Windermere Hotel on the corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue are seeking to renovate the building’s street-level facade to add new windows and cornices, repair its original cast-iron columns and restore brickwork.

Owners of the Windermere Hotel on the corner of West 57th Street and Ninth Avenue are seeking to renovate the building’s street-level facade to add new windows and cornices, repair its original cast-iron columns and restore brickwork, bringing it closer to its original appearance.

Commissioners unanimously approved the plan during their Tuesday meeting, but asked applicants to keep working on aspects of the design in order to adhere more faithfully to the building’s original architecture.

Considered a prime example of Victorian architecture, the building was constructed in the 1880s as a residence for unmarried women. For decades, it was shrouded behind scaffolding as it crumbled into disrepair. The building became infamous after landlords were convicted for violently harassing tenants,

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Entering Hell’s Kitchen with Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith, chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions and Hell’s Kitchen executive producer, talks to TV Real about season 19 of the hit culinary competition series starring Gordon Ramsay.

A new season of Hell’s Kitchen kicked off on FOX earlier this month, marking season 19 of the hit culinary competition series starring Gordon Ramsay.

In this season, Ramsay takes the show to Las Vegas, the city that’s home to the world’s first Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Caesars Palace. A life-changing grand prize is at stake, including a position as head chef at the all-new Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Lake Tahoe at Harveys Hotel and Casino and the title of Hell’s Kitchen winner.

“This season of Hell’s Kitchen is unlike any other because, for the first time in the series’ history, we headed outside of Los Angeles to film in the culinary capital of the world, Las Vegas,” says executive producer Arthur Smith, chairman of A. Smith & Co. Productions. “When you combine the high energy of Hell’s Kitchen with everything that Vegas has to offer, it truly made for an incredible season.”

Sin City was chosen as the new setting for a multitude of reasons, Smith explains.

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