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Chelsea

The Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan

Where Culture, Cutting-Edge Art and Nature Converge

Located on Manhattan's west side, Chelsea has become the city's center for art, with numerous galleries for browsing and buying. But visitors often head first for the High Line park, one of the neighborhood's newest attractions located on an old railway line and perfect for an afternoon stroll.

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At a Glance

  • Theatrical Past: West 23rd Street was the center of American theater (and vice) at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Famous Faces: Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith and Andy Warhol—few places have the bohemian history of the Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street.
  • Art Smart: Many galleries hold extended hours and opening receptions for new shows on Thursdays, which are boozy, buzzy affairs.

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About Chelsea

The west side Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea doesn't wear its culture credentials on its sleeve — it shouts them loudly. Where manufacturing and maritime industry once reigned along the Hudson, a 300-strong (and growing) gallery district has moved in, bringing with it luxury condos, hot restaurants and fashionable residents. And then there's the High Line: an abandoned elevated railway turned park that's a marvel of urban renewal and modern architecture. Given the neighborhood's easy Read More [+]

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