Home to NYCâ€™s contemporary art scene, Chelseaâ€˜s streets are lined with galleries, studios and trendy apartments. Spanning below 28th Street and above 14th Street, from Broadway to the Hudson River, Chelsea changes character even within its boundaries.
To the far west is the High Line, the elevated park that attracts plenty of neighborhood locals as well as tourists. Look towards 23rd street for the prominent Chelsea galleries, like Barbara Gladstone and the Gagosian. Pop into galleries on Thursday evenings for openings that often include free wine and even â€œmeet and greetsâ€ with the artists.
Chelsea also has a prominent food scene! Chelsea Market, formerly home to the Nabisco Factory, is an enormous food hall full of gourmet purveyors, including Giovanni Rana Italian restaurant, Cull & Pistol and The Lobster Place for seafood and many more tasty stops. Food Network also has its offices on the upper levels of the building, so donâ€™t be surprised to see a familiar face in the halls.
Cafeteria, a 20-year-old restaurant in Chelsea, is popular with locals, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night menus around the clock. Stop in for some American comfort food like Eggs Benedict or creamy mac and cheese with bacon.
Chelsea is also home to the Joyce Theatre, a popular destination for local and traveling dance companies. Tickets are generally much cheaper than American Ballet Theatre or New York City Ballet performances at Lincoln Center and the talent is just as good!
Rental Prices:$2,400 ― $7,500
Sales Prices:$583,000 ― $1,800,000
Landmarks:Chelsea Piers, Chelsea Market, Hudson River Park, Pike's Opera House