Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan, New York City. The district’s boundaries are roughly 14th Street to the south, the Hudson River and West Street to the west, and Sixth Avenue to the east. Its northern boundary is described near the upper 20s or 34th Street, the next major crosstown street to the north. To the northwest of Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, as well as Hudson Yards; to the northeast are the Garment District and the remainder of Midtown South; to the east are NoMad and the Flatiron District; to the southwest is the Meatpacking District, and to the south and southeast are the West Village and the remainder of Greenwich Village. Chelsea is named after the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England.

Chelsea contains the Chelsea Historic District and its extension, designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1970 and 1981, respectively. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 and expanded in 1982 to include contiguous blocks containing particularly significant examples of period architecture.

The neighborhood is primarily residential, with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing projects, townhouses, and renovated rowhouses. Still, its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. The area has a large LGBTQ population. Chelsea is also known as one of the city’s art world centers, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood. As of 2015, due to the area’s gentrification, there is a widening income gap between the wealthy living in luxury buildings and the poor living in housing projects, who are, at times, across the street from each other. EZ Bed Bug Exterminator NYC


People of many different cultures live in Chelsea. Chelsea is famous for having a large LGBTQ population, with one of Chelsea’s census tracts reporting that 22% of its residents were gay couples, and it is known for its social diversity and inclusion. Eighth Avenue is a center for LGBT-oriented shopping and dining. From 16th to 22nd Streets between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, mid-nineteenth-century brick and brownstone townhouses are still occupied, some even restored for single-family use.

The stores of Chelsea reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the area’s population. The Chelsea Lofts district – the former fur and flower district – is located roughly between Sixth and Seventh Avenues from 23rd to 30th streets. The McBurney YMCA on West 23rd Street, commemorated in the hit Village People song Y.M.C.A., sold its home and relocated in 2002 to a new facility on 14th Street, the neighborhood’s southern border.

Restaurants Nearby 

  • Friedman’s Hell’s Kitchen is located at 450 10th Ave, New York, Manhattan, NY
  • Westville West has located at 210 W 10th St, New York, NY
  • Porteño is located at 299 10th Ave, New York, Manhattan, NYC


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