Neigborhoods

Chelsea

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Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. To the north of Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell's Kitchen, also known as "Clinton", as well as the Hudson Yards; to the northeast is the Garment District; to the east are NoMad and the Flatiron District; to the southwest is the Meatpacking District; and to the southeast is Greenwich Village and the West Village. The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing projects, townhouses, and renovated rowhouses, but its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. The far west side of Chelsea—New York's premier contemporary-art district—was an edgy, semi-industrial patch before adventurous gallerists colonized it in the 1990s. Increasingly blue chip, it is now home to such high-profile spaces as Gagosian Gallery and Gladstone Gallery.

 

Subways and Buses

 N, Q & R trains to Union Square

F & L trains to Sixth Ave.

A, C, E, L trains to Eighth Ave.

1 train to 18th Street

 

Things to do:

1) Take a walk through The High Line. The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

 

2) Located on 75th Street and 9th Ave, Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. With more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake, Chelsea Market is sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

 

3) Visit the Whitney Museum of American Art on 99 Gansevoort Street. The Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists.

 

4) For some of the best in nightlife, visit 1OAK. Located on 453 West 17th Street and boasting a rotation of world-renowned DJs and surprise performances, a captivating interior and a stellar standard of service, 1 OAK provides a nightlife sensibility that caters to even the worldliest of partygoers.

 

5) For a gateway to the Himalayas via Chelsea, check out the Rubin Museum at 150 West 17th Street. A small museum dedicated to the art of the Himalayas (the mountainous area between China and India), the Rubin is more of a hidden gem. It features an air of Tibetan incense and houses over 1,000 pieces of art.