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Chelsea, NYC, neighborhood guide

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

The far west side of Chelsea—NYC’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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The best hotels in Chelsea
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The best Chelsea restaurants in NYC
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The best things to do in Chelsea
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The best Chelsea galleries
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The best bars in Chelsea
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Helen M
Helen M

MY LOVELY AREA CHELSEA

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

Yes chelsea be good team. I will give call we can discuss season progress so far. Woop Woop