OneCo HK, a product of One Community Church, exists to equip, mobilize and serve the people of Hell's Kitchen!
While we have begun our OneCo work in HK we hope to bring this ministry to several neighborhoods in NYC and beyond!
Through partnerships with community nonprofits and organizations, OneCo assists with volunteer coordination, planning/facilitating events that allow for community and neighborhood engagement, and creates initiatives that lead to change. Through this work, OneCo hopes to see communities and neighborhoods transform and flourish with the church playing a foundational role.
Hell's Kitchen, sometimes known as Clinton, is a neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, west of Midtown Manhattan. It is traditionally considered to be bordered by 34th Street to the south, 59th Street to the north, Eighth Avenue to the east, and the Hudson River to the west.
Until the 1970s, Hell's Kitchen was a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans. Though its gritty reputation had long held real-estate prices below those of most other areas of Manhattan, by 1969, the City Planning Commission's Plan for New York City reported that development pressures related to its Midtown location were driving people of modest means from the area. Since the early 1990s, the area has been gentrifying, and rents have risen rapidly. Home of the Actors Studio training school, and adjacent to Broadway theatres, Hell's Kitchen has long been a home to fledgling and working actors.
Hell's Kitchen is part of Manhattan Community District 4. It is patrolled by the 10th and 18th Precincts of the New York City Police Department. The area provides transport, medical, and warehouse-infrastructure support to the business district of Manhattan. It is also known for its extensive selection of multiethnic, small, and relatively inexpensive restaurants, delicatessens, bodegas, bars, and associated nightlife.
Below we've listed just a few of the relationships we have developed with other community orginizations and leadership in Hell's Kitchen that are special to One(Co).
Hell’s Kitchen Heritage Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history, culture and heritage of Hell’s Kitchen NYC.
West 42nd Street Magazine is for and about real New Yorkers. From thier home base in Hell’s Kitchen, they celebrate the everyday people, places and issues that shape this city.
Manhattan Community Board 4 comprises of the areas between 14th and 59th Streets – to the west of Eighth Avenue north of 26th Street, and to the west of Sixth Avenue south of 26th Street, commonly referred to as the Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen neighborhoods.
A list of established local associations by block and neighborhood organizations in Manhattan Community Board 4.
The mission of Encore Community Services is to provide care and service to the elderly of the Clinton/Times Square/Midtown communities, and to any elderly person who comes to them; to assist those who are vulnerable and frail, poor and homeless, home-bound and lonely, frequently desperate, most often ignored.
Cultivate HKNY is the face of the New York-based nonprofit Clinton Housing Development Company's Department of Community Cultivation. They foster community in and around Hell's Kitchen by maintaining affordable housing units, developing green spaces, hosting neighborhood events and celebrating the special people who call Midtown home.