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06.11.15 Liam Mathews

Two dicks stole packages from the lobby of a Hell’s Kitchen apartment building on Saturday, one of which contained a breast pump meant for Allison Foley, the mother of newborn premature twins. “They’re stealing from two preemie babies, which is just like the lowest of the low,” Foley told CBS2. The thieves were caught on […]

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08.05.14 Bucky Turco

Every afternoon during the week, like clockwork, a cacophony of horns start to honk incessantly and permeate our Hell’s Kitchen office as vehicles comes to a standstill for several blocks at West 44th Street and 11th Avenue. The majority of the drivers are New Jersey commuters darting for the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Cars, […]

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01.30.14 Citizen

Welcome to Monday night Vogue Knights, where ball culture lives and houses compete for glory, respect and pride. When I first came to Club Escuelita in Hell’s Kitchen on a bone-chillingly cold December night, the place seemed dead until 2:30am. Then the crowd flooded in and took over the dance floor. The MC roared into a […]

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09.06.13 Bucky Turco

The ever-busy, Brooklyn-based art collective known as Faile was commissioned to do a massive mural on the entire side of a building in Hell’s Kitchen. Faile tells ANIMAL they created the design and that the masters of hand painting big stuff, Colossal Media, will be doing the execution–like the outdoor advertising company did with Greg […]

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08.24.12 Bucky Turco

“Attention Ladies – All U White Cuties & Hispanic Honies,” reads the first line of a personal ad spotted in a Hell’s Kitchen phone booth. Not surprisingly, it gets progressively weirder and creepier. The author of the Craigslist-like solicitation, who calls himself Malik, is pretty straightforward about what he’s looking for: Highly attractive; white or […]

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08.14.12 Bucky Turco

When Mayor Bloomber’s inevitable ban on jumbo sugary drinks takes effect city-wide, rest assured that the rapidly expanding convenience store chain most notable for giant “Big Gulp” sodas and Slurpees will be wholly exempt from the measure and will be some of the only places that can peddle the otherwise contraband drinks. So rejoice Hell’s […]

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06.13.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Found it: 654 10th Ave (at 46th st) New York, NY 10036 Why we kneaded to go in: ‘good pun’ Inside: Bob, pictured above and owner for 15 of Mud, Sweat & Tears’ 25 year residency in the once seedy Hell’s Kitchen, has been protected by proxy of pimps and drug dealers protecting their goods. […]

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05.22.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Do not give opinions or advice unless you are asked. Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food. Do not make sexual advances unless you are given the mating signal. Acknowledge the power of magic if you have employed it successfully to obtain your desires. When in another’s lair, show […]

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05.16.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

First things first: what is Five Things? Five things about Five Things: 1. It’s a trivial fact-finding mission to a local establishment. 2. It’s a collection of arbitrary knowledge about small businesses. 3. One visit. Five things… […]

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02.21.12 Bucky Turco

An Irish sports bar in Hell’s Kitchen is the latest place to be infected by the growing Linsanity pandemic. Landsdowne Road is no more, behold its new sign which will soon translate to worst renamed pub ever. (Photo: Joseph Schulhoff/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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