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Chelsea Short-Term Furnished Apartments for Rent

Chelsea is a chic destination on Manhattan's west side known for its art galleries, curated dining, sophisticated nightlife, upscale clothing and furniture shops, Madison Square Garden and New York City's only elevated park, the High Line. Part industiral, part fashionable and part residential, the neighborhood contains a mix of historic Georgian-style homes, transformed warehouses, modern luxury high-rises and eccentric buildings designed by star architects.

The neighborhood is a cross-section of many different cultures and ways of life, from families and immigrant groups to LGBTQ couples and dabblers in the art world. A short walk can reveal vast social, ethnic and economic variety within mere blocks.

A day spent in Chelsea may involve a stroll on the High Line, visiting Chelsea Market for trendy eats and uncommon goods, hitting golf balls at Chelsea Piers, seeing a show at the Garden or attendng a gallery opening. Nearby are Herald Square, Union Square, Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District, the Meatpacking District, Hudson Yards, Koreatown, the Garment District and ever-present views of the Empire State Building. Numerous subway and rail lines also converge in the neighborhood, including many at Penn Station, to make traveling elsewhere in or out of the city a breeze.

Neighborhood Overview

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Boundaries: 14th to 34th Street between the Hudson River and Sixth Avenue
Total area: 0.7 - 74 sq mi (2 km^2)
Population: 47,325
Median income: $116,160

Transportation

Subway: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, M, N, R
PATH: Journal Square - 33rd Street, Hoboken - 33rd Street
Rail: Long Island Rail Road, New Jersey Transit, Amtrack

Art and Culture

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With nearly 200 art galeries in the neighborhood, Chelsea is an important center of the New York City art world. In fact, from 22nd to 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, you'll find a gallery in nearly every storefront. The performing arts are also well represented, as dance and theater venues abound. As home to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Chelsea is sure to remain the place to create and display the art of New York for years to come.

Looking to do a world-class Chelsea art tour? Be sure to include the following:

  • Rubin Museum of Art - Ancient and modern Himalayan artwor
  • The Museum at FIT - Fashion-focused and offering free admission!
  • Whitney Museum of American Art - 20th and 21st-century paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, films, videos and artifacts of new media
  • Milk Gallery - Photograph studio
  • International Print Center - Fine art prints
  • David Zwirner - Contemporary art
  • McCaffrey - Modern and contemporary Japanese and American art
  • Hollis Taggart - Abstract Expressionist, Pop and American Post-War art with an expanding contemporary collection
  • Gagosian - Exhibiting some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries; owned and directed by reowned art dealer Larry Gagosian
  • Petzel Gallery - International art
  • The Kitchen - Non-profit, multi-disciplinary art and performance space
  • The Joyce Theater - Modern dance institution
  • Magnet Theater - Improv shows and classes
  • The McKittrick Hotel - Interactive five-story performance venue, including the immersive play Sleep No More
  • New York Live Arts - Dance-theater performances and classes
  • Irish Repertory Theater - Off-Broadway theatrical company producing plays by Irish and Irish-American writers
  • Gotham Comedy Club - Stand-up comedy club frequented by big names like Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Gaffigan

Dining

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Chelsea is home to immerse culinary variety. From cozy bistros to ethnic eateries to large club-like restaurants, Chelsea is a must-visit for 'foodies' from around the world. Don't miss new and old staples like Momofuku Nishi, Sullivan Street Bakery, Del Posto, TAO Downtown, Cafeteria and L'Atelier.

Speaking of foodies, you'll find plenty of them at Chelsea Market, a crowd-pleasing food and shopping destination with rotating vendors. It also serves as an indoor walkway - a rarity in Manhattan - with industiral-chic design evoking the neighborhood's early days. Although the market's roster is ever-changing, here are some buzzy favorites:

  • L'Arte del Gelato
  • LOS TACOS No.1
  • Miznon
  • Very Fresh Noodles
  • Dickson's Farmstand
  • Creamline
  • The Lobster Place
  • Cappone's Salumeria
  • Tings

Shopping

The legendary Barneys flagship store, a luxury department store, is found at 101 7th Avenue. Other high-end retailers nearby include Comme Des Garçons, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Christan Louboutin.

Another famous flagship located in the neighborhood is Macy's Herald Square on 34th Street, containing some 1,250,000 square feet of retail space. In the surrounding Herald Square you'll find several chain retailers such as H&M, Target, Sephora, Gap, American Eagle, Victoria's Secret, UNIQLO, and Zara.

Parks and Recreation

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One of New York's best public spaces is located in Chelsea: the High Line, a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of an abandoned elevated freight railroad line. The space was redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway in 2006, becoming a sanctuary to New Yorkers and tourists looking for a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle below.

The lovely Hudson River Greenway and Hudson River Park, running along the west side of the neighborhood, are popular spots for a waterfront stroll, jog or bike ride. Hudson River Park boasts a sports field, basketball court, playground and dog run, as well as tennis courts, beach volleyball and a skate park. The adventurous can also try their hand at canoeing, rowing, sailing or kayaking on the river.

Chelsea is also home to the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, the city's most diverse collection of recreational facilities. Features include a health club, day spa, gymnastics training center, two basketball courts, indoor soccer and lacrosse fields, baseball and softball batting cages, a rock climbing wall, dance studios, AMF Bowling center, golf club with two-story driving range and two ice skatng rinks.

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