The Chelsea neighborhood is the perfect symmetry between commercial and residential and old versus new architecture. Many of the old factory and meat packing buildings have been converted to address the tech companies, small businesses and housing demands. The area has become a destination for art, food, fashion, tech and finance industries. The expansion of Chelsea was spurred by rezoning certain areas and buildings for residential use, the beautification of the West Side Highway parks, Chelsea Piers sporting complex, the old Nabisco building transformed to Chelsea Market, the abandoned above ground rail road has become the celebrated High-Line park, and then the galleries began to come; currently over 300. The neighborhood has the most celebrated iconic starchitects sprinkled along the Highline and due to a large-scale 28 acres mixed-use redevelopment program Hudson Yards a 28 acre a new world is being built over the West Side Rail Yard along 10th and 12th Avenue. Hudson Yards will comprise 16 skyscrapers containing new offices, residential and retail spaces including New York’s first Neiman Marcus.
Community Association: Friends of the Highline
Historic District: Chelsea
New York City Map 360: Transportation Maps
Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex includes: Batting Cages | Boat excursions | Bowling | Field House and Sports| Maritime Center | Docking | Golf | Ice Skating | Rock Climbing | Sailing | and Restaurants
Chelsea Park – 450 West 27th Street
The High Line – built on Elevated Train Line
Chelsea Waterside Park – 557 West 23rd Street a recreation area (basketball, field sports, children’s play area and water sprinklers & slides, play area) and dog run
Chelsea Recreation Center – West 25th St. between 9th and 10th
Clement Clarke Moore Park – West 10th Avenue & 22nd Street - Playground
Penn South Playground – West 26th between 8th and 9th Avenue
Street Pier 64 – Cross at West 24th is a green recreation area used for stretching and sunbathing
Pier 66 Maritime – Cross at West 26th Street is the Float Transfer Bridge is a barge and historic ship complex that includes a café.
Two Too Large Tables – Cross at West 26th Street
Long Time Water Wheel – Cross at West 26th. The wheel has a diameter of 26 feed and built of stainless steel that turns with the tide as the river ebbs and flows as if on a ship.
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