I’m less than a week into living in Chelsea, and I’m already seeing a lot to like about this area.
A sprawling west side neighborhood its boundaries are 14th Street to the South, the Hudson River to the West, Sixth Avenue to the east, with a northern boundary of the upper 20’s or 34th street.
A bustling residential and commercial neighborhood, I have immediately been taken by the presence of art all around. With the Fashion Institute of Technology (part of the State University of New York) and the School of Visual Arts, among others, this is a vibrant arts neighborhood. Apparently, there are some 200 galleries in the neighborhood. For a crafty gal like me, I was happy to find a host of arts and craft stores within blocks of my walk up. (More on that later, of course!)
With a huge LGBTQIA population, it’s always at the heart of the June Pride Celebrations. Fabulous stops include the High Line, the relatively recent urban elevated park space, as well as the famed Chelsea Market.
The Chelsea Historic District are Landmarks with the NYC Preservation Commission and the National Register of Historic Places. I can’t wait to explore this great neighborhood!