Bisected by the High Line, which has transformed the western fringe of the neighborhood, and home to Google’s NYC headquarters, as well as some of the City’s top art galleries and restaurants, Chelsea is a destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Bordered by 6th Avenue and the Hudson River and stretching from 14th Street to 34th Street, Chelsea covers a huge chunk of Manhattan and has a lot of personalities.
West Chelsea is home to some of the City’s most important new architecture, with buildings from such luminaries as Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster and Bjarke Ingels, but also has beautiful tree-lined side streets with historic townhouses.
The eastern part of Chelsea borders the Flatiron district and has a more commercial feel, with many old warehouses converted into gorgeous residential loft buildings.
The northwestern corner of Chelsea has become known as Hudson Yards – a brand new neighborhood that is home to some of Manhattan’s priciest office space and apartments, as well as one of its newest subway stations.
If you’re looking for green space, Hudson River Park has terrific biking and walking paths along the river and recreational piers, or you can take a stroll on the High Line. If you like to eat, make sure to check out Chelsea Market.
The Chelsea housing market is a mix of pre and post-war apartment buildings, luxury condos and rentals, townhouses, tenements, and city housing projects. Go a couple of blocks in any direction, and the neighborhood will look quite different.
Chelsea has been many things to many people in the last 100+ years: a theater district, a fur district, a flower district, a manufacturing area; now an art district and a shopping destination.
What We Love
Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the Highline, art galleries, the diversity.