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Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The district's boundaries are roughly 14th Street to the south, 30th Street to the north, the western boundary of the Ladies' Mile Historic District – which lies between the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Seventh Avenue – to the east, and the Hudson River and West Street to the west.
The neighborhood is primarily residential, but its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. Chelsea is also known as the center of the New York art world, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood.
The retail stores of Chelsea reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the area's population. Ethnic restaurants, delis and clothing boutiques are plentiful. Tekserve, a vast Apple computer repair shop, serves nearby Silicon Alley and the area's large creative community. The Chelsea Lofts district – the former fur and flower district – is located roughly between Sixth and Seventh Avenues from 23rd to 30th streets.
Most recently, Chelsea has become an alternative shopping destination with Barneys CO-OP - which replaced the much larger original Barneys flagship store - Comme des Garçons, and Balenciaga boutiques, as well as being near Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney,Christian Louboutin. Chelsea Market, on the ground floor of the former Nabisco Building, is a destination for food lovers.
In the late 1990s, New York's visual arts community began a gradual transition away from SoHo for the large and airy spaces that galleries require, and the area of West Chelsea between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues and 18th and 28th Streets has become a new global centers of contemporary art, home to hundreds of art galleries and many artist studios.
Above 23rd Street, by the Hudson River, the neighborhood is post-industrial, featuring the High Line, an elevated park that follows the river all through Chelsea. On Eighth Avenue there is the LGBT Center and many shops and restaurants.
The neighborhood is reachable by the M7, M10, M11, M12, M14, and M23 New York City Bus routes. New York City Subway routes include the Seventh Avenue Line's 1 2 services, the IEighth Avenue Line's A C E services, and the Sixth Avenue Line's F M services. The 34th Street – Hudson Yards station on the IRT Flushing Line(7 <7> trains) will open in early 2015 with its 33rd–34th Street entrance in the neighborhood.
Points of Interest
- High Line
- Rubin Museum of Art
- Graffiti Research Lab
- New York Live Arts
- The Joyce Theater
- The Kitchen