Updated 10 days ago

The Sherwood

340 West 55th Street, 9-E

Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan | Eighth Ave & Ninth Ave

3 Rooms1 Bed1 BathCo-op


Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Moldings
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Trash Compactor
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Part-Time Doorman
  • Bike Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Resident Lounge
  • Roof Deck
  • Sauna
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description for 340 West 55th Street, 9-E

Welcome to your new home at 340 West 55th Street, 9E. This property is perfectly designed to enjoy an abundance of natural light from any room.

This charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is a sanctuary in the heart of the city. The moment you step in, you'll be greeted by sweeping views and a flood of natural light from the three exposures, illuminating the elegant crown molding and the warm, inviting living space. The windowed kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. This kitchen is perfect for everyone from hobbyists to gourmet chefs.

The oversized bedroom is your personal retreat, offering ample space to unwind after a busy day. A walk-in closet provides generous storage. The bathroom is a modern oasis, featuring a glass-enclosed shower.

The Sherwood at 340 West 55th Street offers residents the convenience of a part-time doorman, a roof top garden and a health club. The Hell's Kitchen location is in close proximity to Columbus Circle, Central Park, Broadway theaters, Carnegie Hall and affords the luxury of an abundance of cafes, restaurants and nightlife. Transportation is easily accessible via the NQRW trains at 57th Street and 7th Avenue.

Listing History for 340 West 55th Street, 9-E

Back on the Market by Marc Schaeffer
Brown Harris Stevens
Contract Signed by Marc Schaeffer
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details for 340 West 55th Street

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelPart-Time Doorman
Year Built1924
Financing Allowed75%
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Transit and Citi Bike


50 St
0.24 miles
59 St-Columbus Circle
0.24 miles
57 St-7 Av
0.25 miles
7 Av
0.27 miles
50 St
0.29 miles

Citi Bike

W 56 St & 8 Ave
0.1 miles
W 54 St & 9 Ave
0.12 miles

Contact Agents

Contact Agents

Marc Schaeffer
Brown Harris Stevens
Ari Harkov
Brown Harris Stevens
Warner Lewis
Brown Harris Stevens
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Building Availability

Last 12 months

One Bed in Hell's Kitchen


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: 398217