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Chelsea, New York, neighborhood guide

Find the best restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and things to do in Chelsea, New York, with our guide

The far west side of Chelsea—New York's premier contemporary-art district—was an edgy, semi-industrial patch before adventurous gallerists colonized it in the 1990s. Increasingly blue chip, it is now home to such high-profile spaces as Gagosian Gallery and Gladstone Gallery. The development of the High Line has brought more visitors to the formerly desolate area. The verdant, elevated promenade commands great views of the surrounding architecture—a mix of industrial landmarks and gleaming new structures—and passes through the old loading dock of the former Nabisco factory, which now houses the eateries and shops of Chelsea Market. Although the Chelsea gay scene has become commercialized and, to the younger set, passé, you can still find some worthwhile watering holes, restaurants and shops, and flea market aficionados can peruse vestiges of a sprawling hub for antiques and bric-a-brac.

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Things to do in Chelsea, New York

Things to do

The best things to do in Chelsea

Whether you want to explore art, lounge in greenery or barhop, Chelsea has everything you need for an exciting day out

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Shopping

The best Chelsea shops

The retail scene in Chelsea offers cool vintage threads, designer menswear, antiques markets and more

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Restaurants

The best Chelsea restaurants

The Chelsea restaurant scene is constantly shifting—and our critic-approved selection includes trusty favorites and the latest hot spots

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Bars

The best bars in Chelsea

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Sui P
Sui P

There are also so many great hair and beauty salons to book in a paper with when you are in Chelsea: LookBooker (www.lookbooker.co) has just launched in Chelsea and basically every salon is on there and you can compare them and make online appointments

diego maradona
diego maradona

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