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Chelsea is located on the West Side, bounded by 14th Street and 34th Street on the south and north end respectively, by Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) on the east and the Hudson River on the west.

The neighborhood is a mix residential-commercial area, an all-in-one has-it-all: magnificent townhouses, exciting night life, shopping, classy art, mouth-watering food, magnificent recreation, luxurious hotels. The neighborhood was named after Chelsea of the Moore family and home to a majority of Manhattan’s creative community. With more than 200 art galleries dotting 20th to 28th Streets, Chelsea has become the art capital of New York.

If you’re a fan of the arts, have a visit at the Gagosian Gallery on West 24th, the Matthew Marks Gallery or the Sonnabend on West 22nd. Chelsea Hotel, located at West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues is a magnificent landmark per se, former home of William S. Burroughs and made famous by the death of Dylan Thomas in 1953 and Nancy Spungen in 1978. London Terrace, one of the largest apartments in the world in the 1930s runs an entire block from 23rd to 24th Streets west of Ninth Avenue complete with swimming pool, a common garden, gymnasium and 1,700 units.

Historic brownstones constructed almost a century ago still lined up the 20th to 22nd Streets in between 9th and 10th Avenues. Above 23rd Street and by the Hudson River, most of the neighborhood is still industrialized. The northern portion of the Chelsea Piers, the city’s main luxury cruise terminal until the 1930s now forms part of an entertainment and sports complex where you can enjoy golf, bowling, skating, batting cages and rock climbing. Kids will enjoy a game of soccer, baseball, gymnastics and a lot more. The Hundon River Esplanade from 59th to the Battery is a great place for biking and roller blading. Go shopping with Barneys Coop, Balenciaga or Comme Des Garcons boutique.

The neighborhood is a major route of public transport. The M23 bus goes cross-town on 23rd Street all the way to the Piers while the M11 services the north on 10th Avenue and south on 9th Avenue. The M10 works uptown on 8th Avenue and downtown on 7th Avenue while the subway has stations between 14th to 34th Streets.

Chelsea Community Information:

The total number of households living in Chelsea is an estimated 10,407 while the total number of family households is 2,898 with an average family size of 3.08. The median age is 37.68. There is an estimated population of approximately 10,323 males and 10,268 females in the community where 31% of these are college graduates. On average, annual household income is around $63,772.

Chelsea Amenities


Banks with 24-Hour ATMs:

  • Chase Manhattan, 248 Eight Ave. near 22nd Street
  • Commerce Bank, 200 West 26th Street at Seventh Avenue
  • Citibank, 717 23rd Street at Sixth Avenue

Pharmacies Open 24-Hours:

  • Duane Reade, 180 West 20th Street near Seventh Avenue

Groceries & Supermarkets:

  • Whole Foods Market, 250 Seventh Avenue at 24th Street

Restaurants:

  • Francisco's Centro Vasco, 159 West 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, (212) 645-6224
  • Chelsea Brewing Company, Chelsea Piers, Pier 59, (212) 336-6440

Clubs & Bars:

  • Club Marquee, 289 Tenth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets, (646) 473-0202
  • Bungalow 8, 515 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, (212) 629 3333
  • Serena at Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd Street between Sevent and Eight Avenues, (212) 255-4646




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Coordinates:
40.712687, -74.015665





Police Precinct:

  • 10th Precinct, 230 West 20th Street, (212) 741-8211

Post Office:

  • Old Chelsea, 217 W. 18th St., (800) 275-8777