Once an industrial and distribution area serving the Hudson River docks, Chelsea is now the epicenter of an evolving art, technology, retail and dining scene. Residences have sprung up as quickly as media companies housed in old warehouses. Development along the High Line has created an explosion of new restaurants and retail shops. Reminiscent of Soho in the 90’s, Chelsea is at the heart of New York’s art scene with over 350 galleries.

Architecture continues to the hallmark of the west Chelsea area, with striking examples of the work of Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel and Neil Denari. West Chelsea is rapidly becoming the hub for innovative businesses, as well. Google relocated its corporate headquarters to 111 Eight Avenue, and IAC has moved into its Frank Gehry-designed glass monolith at 18th and the West Side Highway.


The High Line

Two of the industrial structures that define the West Chelsea area are Starrett-Lehigh and the High Line. The High Line, New York’s elevated public space promenade, runs from Greenwich Village to Chelsea along Manhattan’s west side. Its second phase of development (three are planned) from 21st Street to 30th Street was recently completed, allowing Starrett-Lehigh tenants direct access via a new 26th Street entrance. Not surprisingly, Starrett-Lehigh is home to Diller Scofidio & Renfro, the visionary design firm that helped transform the High Line into a public park. A few blocks north, at 30th Street, the newest section of the High Line will end with a panoramic view of the West Side Rail Yards, where a 13-million-square-foot mixed-use development, Hudson Yards, combined with planned extensions to the existing No. 7 subway line, will draw Manhattan’s center of gravity westward.


The Gallery District

West Chelsea is one of the most important areas of the New York art world. From 16th Street to 28th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, there are more than 350 art galleries, such as the Gagosian, Pace Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, David Zwimer, Barbara Gladstone, and auction house, Phillips de Pury.


Hudson River Park

Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, a 28-acre waterfront sports village along Manhattan’s Hudson River, offers a host of sports-related activities (golf, bowling, skating, batting cages, and rock climbing), as well as a deluxe spa and multitude of restaurants. Enjoy the scenery, walk, jog or bike the 5.29 mile promenade along the West Side Highway.

Around Town

  • Transportation
  • Parks + Landmarks
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness
  • Hotels
  • Museums + Galleries
  • Nearby Businesses
  • Hudson Yards
  • Hudson Yards 7
  • 34th/8th ACE
  • 34th/7th 123
  • 28th/7th 1
  • 23rd/8th ACE
  • 23rd/7th 1
  • 18th/7th 1
  • 14th/8th ACEL
  • 14th/7th 123
  • Penn Station - Amtrak, LIRR, NJ Transit
  • M23 Bus Service
  • BLADE Lounge West
  • The Highline
  • Hudson River Park
  • Little Island Pier 55
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Javits Center
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Vessel
  • Edge Observatory
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • TAO Downtown
  • Chelsea Market
  • Frying Pan
  • Marquee
  • Porchlight
  • Gallow Green
  • Soul Cycle CHLS
  • Equinox Highline
  • Equinox Hudson Yards
  • The Standard, Highline
  • Equinox Hotel, Hudson Yards
  • Whitney Museum
  • Milk Studios
  • David Zwirner
  • Gagosian
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • SVA Theatre
  • Uber
  • Google
  • Apple
  • The Shed
  • The Shops
  • Vessel
  • Equinox Hotel
  • Equinox Hudson Yards
  • Estiatorio Milos
  • Edge Observatory