Once a thriving industrial area surrounded by both working class housing and handsome townhouses, Chelsea has become the modern-day arts and culture center of Manhattan. While the name Chelsea was originally applied to a small estate centered on 23rd Street, today the neighborhood's boundaries stretch from the Hudson River to Sixth Avenue, from 34th Street down to 14th Street. West Chelsea - the area between the river and 10th Avenue - is home to hundreds of art galleries and studios, earning the neighborhood a reputation among collectors around the world.
Due to its varied historical uses, the Chelsea neighborhood offers a tremendous mix of residential housing, from the historic to the brand-new. Along the High Line, you'll find glossy, luxury high-rises, while townhomes, pre-war co-ops and walk-up buildings are also abundant.
One of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, Chelsea is a well-known center for the LGBTQ community and houses residents of all income levels, races and ethnicities. The area is especially accessible thanks to a number of subway lines plus PATH, Amtrak, LIRR and New Jersey Transit rail service. While filled with desirable dining, nightlife and retail destinations, the busy neighborhood can prove too energetic for residents seeking more serene environs.
Built on abandon railroad tracks, The High Line is a beautiful elevated park stretching one-and-a-half miles along Chelsea's western border. This lush aerie is often credited with the neighborhood's current rebirth.
Scheduled for completion in 2025, massive Hudson Yards brings 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space to the West Side, including hundreds of shops and restaurants plus acres of green space.
Home to the Knicks and Rangers, and frequented by the some of the best musicians on the planet, Madison Square Garden bills itself as "The World's Most Famous Arena."
The Rubin Museum of Art is focused on the art and culture of the Himalayas and neighboring regions.
Billed as "New York's Ultimate Playground," Chelsea Piers offers rock climbing, batting cages, bowling, golf and more for both kids and grown-ups.