A mix of New York style rock and roll, and high culture comprises one of the City’s most sought after areas. Chelsea is known as Manhattan’s hippest destination for nightlife, fashion, art, design, and fine dining.
Recreational areas such as Chelsea Piers and the High Line; shopping along 6th avenue; numerous galleries such as Gagosian and Lehmann Maupin Gallery (the neighborhood counts an incredible 400 galleries, give or take, within its borders); revolutionary performance venues such as the Kitchen, Dance Theatre Workshop and the Joyce Theatre; cutting edge restaurants including Del Posto, Morimoto, Cookshop and Westville; conveniences such as pharmacies, delis, health clubs, dry cleaners, and take-out.
Premium shops, upscale restaurants and quaint Irish pubs are housed alongside Starbucks and other popular stops, and Chelsea is home to such famous attractions as the Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, Flatiron and Union Square with its green market.
There are classic walk-ups with their exposed fire escapes and sense of history, as well as luxury high rises with their open floor plans and upscale details. You can find both pre-war elegance and post-war practicalities here, as well as more traditional townhouses and brownstones.
Newer developments, both commercial and residential are sprouting further west as the Chelsea area continues to grow. The revitalization of the Highline railway system along Tenth Avenue, now an incredible park and recreation destination, can be partially credited for the neighborhood’s growth.