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Chelsea is a small but prominent community that remains on the cusp of everything new and novel. Crammed into roughly 15 blocks of Manhattan turf, running north to south and from 8th Avenue over to the Hudson River, are over 200 art galleries, museums and art centers, off-Broadway theaters, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, gyms, and Chelsea Piers, a state-of-the-art sports entertainment complex. Chelsea is highly progressive, especially appealing to lovers of culture, and the eco-friendly.

Shopping and Dining

Along 7th and 8th Avenues and down the cross streets, Chelsea locals refuel their engines at myriads of unique eateries such as: Boqueria, a Spanish restaurant on W 19th Street; The John Dory Oyster Bar, located on Broadway; and Nomad, also on Broadway, locally famous for its radishes dipped in butter.

Housing Works on W 17th is a great place to find repurposed headboards, classic 80s Formica tables, jewelry, artwork, books, and shoes???all secondhand. The Antiques Garage on W 25th Street, and Chelsea Market on Tenth Avenue, make for wonderful afternoon excursions - stroll their aisles and find yourself amazed at the 'Antiques Roadshow' type inventory, and imported specialty foods.

Parks and Recreation

Like some other legendary New York City neighborhoods, the history of Chelsea real estate touches upon the Who's Who of modern art, dance, and pop culture. The Joyce Theater on 8th Avenue frequently hosts artists such as Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp. The famous Chelsea Hotel on 23rd Street has housed everyone from Warhol Superstars and Patty Smith, to Arthur Miller, Jane Fonda, Janis Joplin, and most recently Taylor Momsen.

The High Line, a high-rise park on Washington Street, affords views of the city and the nearby Hudson.

For the fashion conscious sightseer, Fashion Institute of Technology on W 27th holds exhibits throughout the year, all of them free to the public.


Chelsea Manhattan real estate provides home seekers with a plethora of smaller distinct pockets within the Chelsea neighborhood, all of them suited to different preferences. There are Chelsea streets such as 17th and 18th at 8th Avenue, whose real estate is central to wide varieties of amenities. Other streets, including W 15th between 6th and 7th, are quieter, tree-lined, and seemingly tucked away.

Chelsea Manhattan real estate can range from the relatively affordable and functional, to the lavish and palatial. There are an abundance of single family homes, apartments, townhouses, condos, studios, lofts, and penthouse properties to be found.

Schools and Transportation

Chelsea's schools are renowned throughout New York City for their rigorous academic standards and high graduation rates. They include the New York City Museum School and New York City Lab School, both on W 17th Street. William T. Harris, Public School 11, completes the triumvirate.

All major subway lines run through Chelsea as do the M10, M11, and M23 buses.

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