Welcome to Chelsea

Must see Chelsea

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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


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


Hotel Americano


Evokes classic midcentury American style


The High Line Hotel


A boutique hotel in Chelsea


Alta Linea


Italian-inspired restaurant


Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar


A truly fresh dining experience.


Del Posto


A culinary tour of generations of inspiration


Empire Diner


Diner food like it should be


The Breslin Bar & Dining Room


Nose to tail. Farm to table.




Basque country cuisine in all of its simple complexity


192 Books


As a book store should be




Thoughtfully curated clothing and accessories


Artists & Fleas


Over 30 vintage collectors and independent designers


Behaviour New York


Men's fashion celebrated


Buffalo Exchange


New and Recycled Fashion


Letter J


Casual yet sophisticated men's clothing


Mantiques Modern


From the sublime to the ridiculous