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6 Things You Need To Do in Hell's Kitchen

6 Things You Need To Do in Hell's Kitchen

No, Hell’s Kitchen is surprisingly not actually a kitchen located in hell. It is, in fact, a restaurant-packed and now quite trendy neighborhood in Manhattan. This is the area of NYC between 34th street and 59th street, from Eighth Avenue all the way to the Hudson River. Also known as Clinton and Midtown West, Hell’s Kitchen has changed immensely over the past few decades and has undergone a lot of gentrification. It’s also incredibly easy to get to because it encompasses two major transportation centers (Penn Station and The Port Authority Bus Terminal). Full of great bars, restaurants, shops, and theaters, Hell’s Kitchen is a great neighborhood to visit (especially if you’ve never been before!) And while you’re there, here’s what you should do:

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    Burlesque Variety Show
    Burlesque Variety Show

    Le Scandal Cabaret

    If you want to see a show unlike any you’ve ever seen before, then this is for you. This burlesque variety show features all sorts of unique and talented performers. While listening to live music, you’ll have the pleasure of seeing burlesque beauties, contortionists, magicians, jugglers, a lasso rope trick cowboy, and even a sword swallowing bellydancer (plus many more)! This is surely a show you will never forget.

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    Public Surprise
    Public Surprise

    Surprise Industries

    There are two types of people in this world: people who love surprises and people who don’t. And you better be the former! Why? Because surprises are awesome, at least that’s what Surprise Industries thinks. When you first sign up for this activity, you fill out a short questionnaire. You then pick a time to get surprised with an activity that they think you’d like. It could be anything - from a painting class to a course in ice sculpting! The fun is in the fact that you have no idea what you’re going to do until you get there, which is perfect for someone with an adventurous spirit.

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    NYC Landmarks Photo Tour
    NYC Landmarks Photo Tour

    Citifari

    New York City undoubtedly has some of the best landmarks the world has to offer. This photo tour helps improve your photography skills, making a point to teach you the tricks behind picking the perfect composition and camera settings in order to take a successful and unique picture. As you walk around NYC and photograph its most famous landmarks, you’ll easily be able to see yourself maturing as a photographer.

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    Intro to Pole Dancing
    Intro to Pole Dancing

    New York Pole Dancing

    If you want to spice up your workouts and your dance skills, then New York Pole Dancing is something you should definitely check out. They offer both pole dancing and chair dancing classes depending what kind of new seductive hobby you want to get into. You will first be taught the basics of each skill and then move on to learning rigorous and provocative dance routines. Not only will you have a fun experience while getting a great workout, but you will also leave feeling more confident and sexy than ever.

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    National TV Headliner Showcase (Stand-Up)
    National TV Headliner Showcase (Stand-Up)

    Broadway Comedy Club

    Get ready to LOL... literally. This stand-up show from Broadway Comedy Club is sure to be a riot. Talented comedians are brought in from all over the city and even the country just to make you laugh. Many have even performed in front of a National TV audience! You’ll get to enjoy the night of hilarious jokes and storytelling that you seriously deserve.

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    New York After Dark Kayaking
    New York After Dark Kayaking

    Manhattan Kayak Company

    You might’ve seen the Manhattan skyline from Top of the Rock, Governors Island, Brooklyn Bridge, and maybe even a frikkin’ helicopter, but you’ve never seen it like this before. Now’s your chance to take in the nighttime sights of twinkling, sparkly New York City skyline from a kayak out on the Hudson River.

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