Updated 4 months ago
38 Nine
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan | West 38th Street & West 39th Street
Loft 4 Rooms2 Beds1.5 Baths1,177 Square FeetCondo

Common Charges$1,045
RE Taxes$1,916
Price Per SF

This property was sold for $1,075,000 on 08/04/21.

Listing Features

  • Duplex
  • Ground Floor
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Noise Abate Wdws
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Open Kitchen
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Powder Room

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Patio
  • City Views
  • Garden Views

Building Amenities

  • Virtual Doorman
  • Bike Storage
  • Courtyard
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Roof Deck
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description



Unlike any other home you will see on these pages, this supremely unique, dreamy duplexed CONDO is a stand out, well-scaled garden home. This is the perfect residence for our moment -- a stretch-out, flexible home that beautifully provides for today's work-from-home, school-from-home, cook-at-home, exercise-from-home life. This condo sweetly serves all of your growing homelife needs.

Upgraded and stylish, and with the main sizable bedroom upstairs and with bonus guest space below, this upstairs/downstairs, feel-good residence has a distinct townhouse vibe and an enviable outdoor escape.

You enter this home on the upper floor. The view of the planted upstairs outdoor space (building's) and the private patio space downstairs (your's) looms large through the overscaled windows. Here, you'll find a comfortable upstairs lounge and dining area — attractively open to the upgraded kitchen with a dining bar, stainless appliances and good cabinet space. Also upstairs is this feel good home's bedroom with good closet space, and a full bath.

Down the stylish stairway are spaces that give you the tremendous flexibility that make this vibrant home a stand-out. Here is your patio garden-view bonus living room, a sizable guest space with another half bath, and easy access to the building's lower level laundry. Downstairs is also the access point for your private patio -- the ideal spot for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Conveniently situated in a pet-friendly, elevator condo building, this bi-level beauty offers sublime proximity to all things Midtown. From the Ninth and Tenth Avenue restaurant and shopping corridors, to world class theatre, dance, and music destinations, life in this prime Hell's Kitchen residence is practical and convenient.

Come home to character; come home to space; come home to a house-like condo with its own "backyard" -- a home that allows you to stretch out and live flexibly.

Your dandy duplex awaits.

Listing History

Sold and Closed by Brian K. Lewis
Contract Signed by Brian K. Lewis

Building Details

Building TypeLoft
Service LevelVirtual Doorman
Year Built2007
Financing Allowed90%
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Transit and Citi Bike


42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal
0.26 miles
34 St-Penn Station
0.26 miles
Times Sq-42 St
0.35 miles
34 St-Hudson Yards
0.4 miles
34 St-Penn Station
0.42 miles


Penn StationLong Island Rail Road
0.37 miles

Citi Bike

W 36 St & 9 Ave
0.1 miles
W 35 St & 9 Ave
0.16 miles
8 Ave & W 38 St
0.16 miles

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Hell's Kitchen | Manhattan

Quick Profile

There is some mystery surrounding Hell’s Kitchen and how it got its name. There’s the tale about two policemen discussing how horrendous the neighborhood was back in 1880’s. The rookie cop turned to the veteran cop and said, “this place is hell.” The veteran cop replied, “No, this is hell’s kitchen.” Some say it's named after a notorious 19th century motorcycle gang. Even the historians will tell you the neighborhood's name has dubious origins. 

Regardless of how it got its name, Hell’s Kitchen is here to stay.

Hell’s Kitchen is an iconic neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. Its boundaries are 34th and 59th streets and 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. The neighborhood has a dense urban feel with plenty of bars, bodegas, restaurants and coffee shops. It’s inhabited by an eclectic mix of young professionals, long term residents from the old days, LGBQT community and members of the performing arts community - due to the highest number of off Broadway theatres in all of New York CIty. 

From the early 1800’s to the 1980’s, Hell’s Kitchen held the title for one of the toughest neighborhoods in the city. In its early history it was populated by poor working class Irish and street gangs. Riots, violence, and crime were not uncommon. During prohibition times it was said that Hell’s Kitchen had more speakeasies than children. 

Several attempts of neighborhood rebranding have taken place over the years. Clinton, Midtown West, and even the short-lived Hell’s Canyon are a few of the replacement names that have been used. Hell’s Kitchen has a lot of grit and no shortage of fortitude. A trendy name change seems doubtful. 

Hell’s Kitchen benefited greatly from the Times Square clean up in the 1990’s. When crime rates lowered and adult theatres and prostitution disappeared, Times Square became less sleazier. Soon after, Hell’s Kitchen changed. The days of Gangsters, Irish immigrants, and rough and tumble housing tenements are part of its storied history. They’ve been replaced with bars, bodegas, restaurants, off broadway theatres, and luxury buildings. The recent completion of Hudson Yards and the Highline extension has brought new life into Hell’s Kitchen 

Low-rises, brownstones, row houses and 5 to 6 floor walk ups with studio and one bedroom apartments are common in Hell’s Kitchen. The local zoning laws from previous years kept the building heights on the lower side. Over the past decade, developers have been granted exceptions to building height zoning laws and created more modern highrise developments.

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OLR ID: 1933025