• Hell's Bitchen

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Hell's Bitchen Finale: The lessons I've learned

by Kelly Kreth | 8/08/13 - 12:55 PM
I recently moved to the Upper East Side from Hell's Kitchen, so this marks the last of my Hell's Bitchen columns for...

Bye bye Hell's Kitchen; It's back East I go

by Kelly Kreth | 7/25/13 - 10:22 AM
It seems like just yesterday I was searching for a new...

Hell's Bitchen: R.I.P., super Bobby

by Kelly Kreth | 7/11/13 - 11:25 AM

If you have been reading my column for the last year and a half, you have read about my ...

Attack of the tourists: Tenth Avenue is no longer for natives only

by Kelly Kreth | 6/20/13 - 10:46 AM

I keep hearing about the emergence of millions of cicadas on the East Coast this summer after their 17 years underground. And while summer in NYC has always been prime time for tourists to descend...

The one that got away

by Kelly Kreth | 5/23/13 - 3:01 PM

I firmly believe that there needs to be a category in the DSM-5 (fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that launches this...

Believe it or not, the sight of a CVS is welcomed in Hell's Kitchen

by Kelly Kreth | 5/09/13 - 10:04 AM

While walking along Tenth Avenue near West 53rd Street the other day I spotted a sign that said, “CVS/pharmacy: Coming Soon.”

Now, in a city peppered with Duane Reades and other assorted...

The most wonderful time of the year: Spring cleaning, tenement-style

by Kelly Kreth | 4/25/13 - 3:22 PM

It’s that time: Spring cleaning! Notice the exclamation point here and in the headline. It means I’m excited. While some might not be and think of cleaning and organizing as chores, when you are...

Tenth is the new Ninth

by Kelly Kreth | 4/11/13 - 10:31 AM

In 2000, I moved from New Jersey to Hell's Kitchen (for the first time). Everyone raised their eyebrows when I told them that I lived there, on Ninth Avenue, because Hell's Kitchen conjured images...

The bed bug aftermath

by Kelly Kreth | 3/28/13 - 10:28 AM

When we last left off, I had just had my apartment...

Texts from Hell['s Kitchen]

by Kelly Kreth | 3/14/13 - 10:23 AM

Probably the biggest mistake my landlord ever made was giving me her cell number. 

In February I was due to begin paying rent—I had paid a year up front back when I moved in—and she texted...

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