Welcome to Chelsea

Must see Chelsea

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Chelsea

Classic architecture with new vitality

A little about Chelsea

What was once a seemingly forgotten neighborhood, whose primary purpose was industrial in nature—housing defunct railroads and old warehouses that have been developed into the High Line and art spaces, respectively—has become one of the most sought-after places to live in New York City. Buzzing with culture but maintaining a residential feel, it packs a punch in terms of things to do, see and eat. Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers and the nightlife of the High Line, along with great offerings in art, food and nightlife.

The history of Chelsea

Chelsea has seen many transformations in its time. It began as the property of retired British Major Thomas Clarke, who bought 94 acres of land in 1750 and named it after the manor of Chelsea, London. From that point, the land changed hands a number of times and was mostly used as a place of industry, with freight lines, warehouses and passenger shipping dominating the area through the rest of the century. In the 1820s, Chelsea was developed into a residential region—genteel townhouse blocks and the neo-Gothic General Theological Seminary went up during the century, providing a counterpoint to the area's manufacturing nature.

 

Businesses in Chelsea

Here is a collection of Chelsea businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Flatiron Lounge

Bar / Lounge

A historic Deco cocktail bar in the Flatiron

 

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Entertainment

The best improv, sketch and stand-up comedy in NYC.

 

Hotel Americano

Lodging

Evokes classic midcentury American style

 

The High Line Hotel

Lodging

A boutique hotel in Chelsea

 

Alta Linea

Restaurants

Italian-inspired restaurant

 

Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar

Restaurants

A truly fresh dining experience.

 

Del Posto

Restaurants

A culinary tour of generations of inspiration

 

Empire Diner

Restaurants

Diner food like it should be

 

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

Restaurants

Nose to tail. Farm to table.

 

Txikito

Restaurants

Basque country cuisine in all of its simple complexity

 

192 Books

Shopping

As a book store should be

 

ANTHOM

Shopping

Thoughtfully curated clothing and accessories

 

Artists & Fleas

Shopping

Over 30 vintage collectors and independent designers

 

Behaviour New York

Shopping

Men's fashion celebrated

 

Buffalo Exchange

Shopping

New and Recycled Fashion

 

Letter J

Shopping

Casual yet sophisticated men's clothing

 

Mantiques Modern

Shopping

From the sublime to the ridiculous