Welcome to Chelsea
The top floor of New York neighborhoods, Chelsea is contemporary, hip, and unforgettable
Named by retired British Major Thomas Clarke, Chelsea’s roots go back to the 1750s. This location and its rich history have been a major part of American history. Whether it’s the neighborhood’s place in the Industrial Revolution or major contributions to the world of theater, Chelsea has done a lot for popular culture.
Chelsea today houses more than 45,000 residents. It’s these residents that have helped the city steer its direction and embrace its creative pursuits. Artistically minded, this neighborhood never strays from following its heart. It's why today’s Chelsea is seen as an institution among creatives and a true piece of new-age Americana.
What to Love
- The convenient subway system with both the A/C/E and 1/2/3 trains serve the area
- Art galleries feature works unseen elsewhere around the world
- Stunning gothic architecture adorns the area and its views
- Hip, contemporary vibes
- Luxury high-rises and waterfront vistas
Chelsea is known as one of the most welcoming and gorgeous neighborhoods in Manhattan. Mixing the nightlife of Manhattan with upscale shopping, the sporting complex of Chelsea Piers, and charming numerous rooftop bars, Chelsea has an eclectic style all its own.
It’s the people who make up this specialized version of New York living. From nights at the theater just a tad north to upscale dining, Chelsea knows how to bring people in with both stunning sights and gleaming splendor. Together, it makes for one of the most uniquely New York experiences one can find.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For food, few establishments give you a taste of Chelsea like Cookshop. This perennial hot spot in the heart of Chelsea offers American food with a green market feel. Much like Shukette, which delivers Middle Eastern food that leaves diners raving, and Cucina Alba with its beautiful ambiance, the options in Chelsea are as immense as the flavors.
For shopping, Chelsea has seen itself become a big player in the retail game. As shoppers flock to their stores, it only helps the community grow. The area as a whole has only benefited from the attention that Chelsea has received and pushed its boundaries towards Hudson Yards.
Things to Do
The High Line in Chelsea is legendary. This public park was built on a historic freight line and is elevated high above Manhattan's West Side. Opened in 2009, this experience combines nature and art with a memorable mental image to last a lifetime. Much like the breathtaking Edge observation deck, this is a destination that should be on any agenda.
There’s plenty to do in Chelsea, from enjoying the art at one of the many galleries like Hauser & Wirth to perusing the wares at Chelsea Market. In the shadow of the restored historic Nabisco factory is a piece of history, as this market has been a big part of New York since the 1890s. It gives people a chance to shop, socialize, and sample a variety of foods in diverse restaurants. The city is beautiful this time of year. What time of year? Every time of year.
With a higher rate of college-educated residents than the rest of New York City, Chelsea holds education in high regard. The city boasts some exceptional schools.