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Converted townhouses along 23rd Street.

Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is located to the south of Hell's Kitchen and the Garment District, and north of Greenwich Village, and the Meatpacking District that centers on West 14th Street. The neighborhood is part of Manhattan Community Board 4 and Manhattan Community Board 5. It is named after the former residence, "Chelsea" of the Moore family. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 388 KB) Elegant houses on the wide and busy west 23rd street. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 388 KB) Elegant houses on the wide and busy west 23rd street. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... The Meatpacking District, once known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... 14th Street looking west from Fifth Avenue 14th Street is an important east-west thoroughfare in Manhattan in New York City. ... The Manhattan Community Board 4 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Clinton and Chelsea in the borough of Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Community Board 5 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Midtown in the borough of Manhattan. ...


Clinton is more commonly known by its traditional name Hell's Kitchen, but often the two are referred to together as "Manhattan West". A longstanding weekly newspaper is called the "Chelsea-Clinton News." View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from...

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History

Chelsea takes its name from the Federal-style house of the Moore family, named after the manor of Chelsea, near London, which was home to Sir Thomas More. The house was the birthplace of Clement Clarke Moore, who is more often credited with "A Visit From St. Nicholas"— which he may have authored— than with the first Greek and Hebrew lexicons printed in the United States, which he certainly authored. Statue of Thomas More on Cheyne Walk. ... For the numerous educational institutions, see Thomas More College. ... Clement Clarke Moore, (July 15, 1779 – July 10, 1863), is best known as the credited author of A Visit From St. ... Cover of a 1912 edition of the poem, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. ...


"Chelsea" stood surrounded by its gardens on a full block between Ninth and Tenth Avenues south of 23rd Street until it was replaced by high quality row houses in the mid-19th century. The former rural charm of the neighborhood was tarnished by the freight railroad right-of-way of the Hudson River Railroad, which laid its tracks up Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in 1847 and separated Chelsea from the Hudson River waterfront. Clement Clarke Moore gave the land of his apple orchard for the General Theological Seminary, which built its brownstone Gothic tree-shaded campus south of "Chelsea." Ninth Avenue / Columbus Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... View of Amsterdam Avenue looking south from the Columbia University overpass between West 116th and 117th Streets View north from the overpass Tenth Avenue / Amsterdam Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... A right-of-way (plural: rights-of-way) is an easement or strip of land granted to a railroad company upon which to build a railroad. ... The Upper Hudson River Railroad runs along the Hudson River in New York State in the Adirondack Mountains. ... Eleventh Avenue / West End Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the far West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, not far from the Hudson River. ... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church is located in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York. ...


By 1900, the neighborhood was solidly Irish and housed the longshoremen who unloaded freighters at warehouse piers that lined the nearby waterfront and the truck terminals integrated with the raised freight railroad spur. The film On the Waterfront (1954) recreates this tough world, dramatized in Richard Rodgers' 1936 jazz ballet Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. On the Waterfront is an Oscar-winning American 1954 film about mob violence and corruption among longshoremen, and it has become a standard of its kind. ... This article is about the American composer. ... Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is the name of a ballet by Richard Rodgers. ...


Chelsea was an early center for the motion picture industry before World War I. Some of Mary Pickford's first pictures were made on the top floors of an armory building on West 26th Street. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979) was an Oscar-winning Canadian motion picture star and co-founder of United Artists in 1919. ... This article covers streets in Manhattan, New York City, USA between and including 23rd Street and 42nd Street. ...


London Terrace was one of the world's largest apartment blocks when it opened in 1930, with a swimming pool, solarium, gymnasium, and doormen dressed as London bobbies. The word solarium (pl -lariums or -laria) is Latin and means terrace or flat housetop from the Latin word sol meaning sun. ...


Traditionally, Chelsea was bounded on the east by Eighth Avenue, but in 1883 the apartment block, soon transformed to Hotel Chelsea helped extend it past Seventh Avenue, and now it runs as far east as Broadway. The neighborhood is primarily residential with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks and rehabilitated warehousing, and its many businesses reflect that diversity: ethnic restaurants, delis and clothing boutiques are plentiful. Tekserve, the vast computer repair shop that strongly influenced Apple's Retail Store and Genius Bar concept, serves nearby Silicon Alley and the area's large creative community. Chelsea has a large gay population, stereotyped as gym-toned "Chelsea boys." Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... The Hotel Chelsea is a well-known residence for artists, musicians, and writers in the neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City. ... 7th Avenue, looking south from 50th Street Seventh Avenue/Adam Clayton Powell Jr. ... A view of Broadway in 1909 Broadway, as the name implies, is a wide avenue in New York City. ... This article is about food stores. ... Tekserve, also known as The Old Reliable Mac Shop, is New York Citys oldest, most eccentric, and thought by many to be its best Macintosh repair shop. ... Apple Inc. ... To learn about the online Apple store, see Apple store. ... The Genius Bar is a station located inside every Apple Retail Store (see Apple Store (retail)) that offers help and support for Apple products. ... Silicon Alley is a nickname for an area with a large concentration of Internet and new media companies in Manhattan, New York City. ... A gay village (sometimes called a gay ghetto or gay enclave) is usually an urban geographic location with generally recognized boundaries where a large number of gay and lesbian people, as well as bisexuals and transsexuals live, and usually contains a number of gay bars, clubs and pubs, restaurants and... The so-called “Chelsea boy” is the stereotype of a muscular, youthful, brash and forward lesbian woman who celebrates the masculinity of her physical features and embraces twat licker culture rather than attempting to blend in or behave in an effeminate manner as would, in popular conception, a lesbian in...


Most recently, Chelsea has become an alternative shopping destination with Barneys CO-OP, Comme Des Garcons, and Balenciaga boutiques. As well as being near Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin. Barneys New York is a chain of upscale department stores. ... Rei Kawakubo (1942 - ) is an avant-garde Japanese fashion designer whose work is distinguished by its warped asymmetry, distressed fabrics, and monochromatic palette. ... Balenciaga is a fashion house founded by Cristóbal Balenciaga,1895 -1972 a Basque-Spanish artist. ... Alexander McQueen CBE (born Lee Alexander McQueen, 17 March 1969) is an English fashion designer. ... Stella Nina McCartney (born September 13, 1971) is an English fashion designer . ... Christian Louboutin (born 1963) is a well known French shoe designer. ...


Culture

Chelsea has recently become a melting pot of many cultures. Above 23rd Street, by the Hudson River, the neighborhood is industrial or post-industrial, featuring the newly-hip High Line that follows the river all through Chelsea. Eighth Avenue is a center for gay culture, and from 20th to 22nd street between Ninth and Tenth avenue, mid-nineteenth century brick and brownstone townhouses are still occupied, a few even restored to private use. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... The southern end of the High Line on Washington Street in the Gansevoort Market Historic District A portion of the High Line running through Chelsea Market (15th Street and 10th Avenue) which connects to an adjacent building. ...


Since the mid-1990s, Chelsea has become a center of the New York art scene, as an increasing number of art galleries have moved there from SoHo. From 16th Street to 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, there are more than 200 art galleries that are home to modern art from upcoming artists and respected artists as well.[1] Along with the art galleries, Chelsea is also home to the somewhat well known Graffiti Research Lab. There are many new developments in Chelsea, including a new nine-storey tower with shaped glass front on West St. designed by Frank Gehry. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. ... Cast-iron architecture in Greene Street SoHo is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Graffiti Research Labs, created by Eyebeam Atelier and OpenLab, is dedicated to outfitting graffiti writers and artist with open source technologies for urban communication. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ...


The district was first added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977 (District #77000954), and later expanded to include contiguous blocks containing particularly significant examples of period architecture in 1982 (District #82001190). // List of Registered Historic Places in New York County, New York (Manhattan): See also: List of Registered Historic Places in New York ADMIRAL DEWEY (tugboat) African Burial Ground AMBROSE (lightship) American Stock Exchange American Thread Building Astor Place Subway Station (IRT) Bank of New York Building Battery Park Control House...


Chelsea is a hotspot for nightlife in New York City. The infamous 27th Street (AKA: "Club Row") holds some of the cities most notorious clubs such as Marquee, Cain, Bungalow 8, Home, Guesthouse, Pink Elephant, and B.E.D (closed). These nightclubs have become especially popular because of the celebrity sightings. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Fergie, and many others are regulars at many of these clubs; thus, creating such tough doors. For other uses, see Nightlife (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Look for 27th Street on one of Wikipedias sister projects: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bungalow 8 is one of New York Citys most famous nightclubs. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is a Grammy Award-winning[1] American pop singer, dancer, actress, author and songwriter. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Lindsay Dee Lohan[1] (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and pop music singer. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson, professionally known as Fergie (born March 27, 1975), is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ...


Landmarks

  • Chelsea Piers - The Chelsea Piers were the city's primary luxury cruise terminal from 1910 until 1935. The RMS Titanic was headed to Pier 60 at the piers and the RMS Carpathia brought survivors to Pier 54 in the complex. The northern piers are now part of an entertainment and sports complex operated by Roland W. Betts.
  • Hotel Chelsea - The hotel attracted attention to the neighborhood as the site of Dylan Thomas's death in 1953 and the slaying of Nancy Spungen by "accused" Sid Vicious in 1978. The Hotel has been the home of numerous celebrities and the subject of books, films (Chelsea Girls, 1966) and music.
  • Hudson River Park - The entire Hudson River waterfront from 59th Street to the Battery including most of associated piers are now a combination state and city park and are undergoing a massive renovation.
  • High Line - The High Line is an elevated rail line that was once used to handle freight from the waterfront. Originally slated to be torn down because it created an industrial atmosphere in the neighborhood it is now being converted into an elevated park by New York Architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
  • London Terrace - The apartment complex on West 23rd was one of the world's largest apartment blocks when it opened in 1930, with a swimming pool, solarium, gymnasium, and doormen dressed as London bobbies.
  • Penn South - A large limited-equity housing cooperative built by the United Housing Foundation and financed by the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union covering six city blocks, between 8th and 9th Avenue and 23rd and 29th Street.
  • Empire Diner - An art moderne diner designed by Fodero and built in 1946, altered in 1979 by Carl Laanes. Located at 210 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Street, it has been seen in several movies and mentioned in Billy Joel´s song "Great Wall of China".

Chelsea Piers as seen from the air. ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... RMS Carpathia The RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. ... Roland Betts (right) with US President George W. Bush in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, February 9, 2002 Roland Whitney Betts (1946, Laurel Hollow, Long Island) is an investor, film producer, developer, and owner of Chelsea Piers in New York City. ... The Hotel Chelsea is a well-known residence for artists, musicians, and writers in the neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City. ... Dylan Thomas Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the professional wrestler, see Sid Eudy. ... Chelsea Girls is a 1966 film directed by Paul Morrissey and Andy Warhol. ... Hudson River Park extends from 59th Street to Battery Park (New York) in Manhattan. ... The southern end of the High Line on Washington Street in the Gansevoort Market Historic District A portion of the High Line running through Chelsea Market (15th Street and 10th Avenue) which connects to an adjacent building. ... Blur Building at Expo. ... The word solarium (pl -lariums or -laria) is Latin and means terrace or flat housetop from the Latin word sol meaning sun. ... The Penn South cooprative as seen from the Empire State Building Penn South is a limited equity housing cooperative in Manhattan, New York City. ... A housing co-operative is a legal entity, usually a corporation, that owns real estate, one or more residential buildings. ... The United Housing Foundation (UHF) // In 1951, the United Housing Foundation (UHF) was organized to provide broader sponsorship for cooperative housing formalizing the success of Abraham Kazan and his associates. ... The International Ladies Garment Workers Union was once one of the largest labor unions in the United States, one of the first U.S. unions to have a primarily female membership, and a key player in the labor history of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Eighth Avenue is a north-south avenue on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City, carrying northbound traffic. ... Ninth Avenue / Columbus Avenue is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. ... 23rd Street runs from river to river across Manhattan, carrying two-way traffic. ... This article covers streets in Manhattan, New York City, USA between and including 23rd Street and 42nd Street. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer, pianist, songwriter, composer and musician. ...

References

  • WPA Guide to New York City, 1939
  1. ^ "Stylish Traveler: Chelsea Girls", Travel + Leisure, September 2005. Accessed May 14, 2007. "With more than 200 galleries, Chelsea has plenty of variety. Here, eight of them that feature everything from paintings to sculpture, videos to installations."; "City Planning Begins Public Review for West Chelsea Rezoning to Permit Housing Developm,ent and Create Mechanism for Preserving and Creating Access to the High Line", Department of City Planning press release, December 20, 2004. "Some 200 galleries have opened their doors in recent years, making West Chelsea a destination for art lovers from around the City and the world."

WPA Graphic The Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration, abbreviated WPA), was created on May 6, 1935 by Presidential order (Congress funded it annually but did not set it up). ... Travel + Leisure is an American magazine initially published in 1971 as a spin-off of Playboy, and is now a subsidiary of American Express. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Chelsea, Manhattan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (518 words)
Chelsea takes its name from the Federal-style house which was the birthplace of Clement Clarke Moore, who is more often credited with "A Visit From St. Nicholas," which he may have authored, than with the first Greek and Hebrew lexicons printed in the United States, which he certainly authored.
"Chelsea" stood surrounded by its gardens on a full block between 9th and 10th Avenues south of 23rd Street until it was replaced by high quality row houses in the mid-19th century.
Chelsea was briefly at the center of a media circus when Sid Vicious (a member of the rock group the Sex Pistols) was charged with the murder of his girlfriend Nancy Spungen on October 12, 1978, while staying in the Hotel Chelsea.
Chelsea, Manhattan - definition of Chelsea, Manhattan in Encyclopedia (492 words)
It is located to the south of Hell's Kitchen and the Garment District, and north of the Meatpacking District that centers on West 14th Street.
Chelsea was an early center for the motion picture industry before World War I. Some of Mary Pickford's first pictures were made on the top floors of an armory building on West 26th Street.
Chelsea is an increasingly significant art gallery district.
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