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Posted 35 mins ago
11th Avenue
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 35 mins ago
$3,100 Studio 1 Bath
Samantha Kramer, Chelsea Expert
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386 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
Posted 26 mins ago
315 West 33rd Street, Apt 9B
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$3,969 1 Bed 1 Bath
By David Gelfenbeyn
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125 West 31st Street, Apt 37D
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 24 mins ago
$4,445 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Becky Cooke
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit
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West 19th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$5,500 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Peter Young
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235 West 22nd Street, Apt 6B
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$2,900 Studio 1 Bath
By MPG
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580 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
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West 27th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$2,200 Studio 1 Bath
By Ric Salinas
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Pre-War
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W 31st
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 2 hours ago
$7,700 4 Bed 2 Bath
By Brett McDermott
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  Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
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235 West 22nd Street, Apt 6S
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$3,050 Studio 1 Bath
By Lenny Spektor
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  550 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
Posted 55 mins ago
west 19
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 55 mins ago
$5,450 3 Bed 2 Bath
By Gregory Civers
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Elevator
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100 West 31st Street, Apt 45J
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 21 hours ago
$6,295 1 Bed 1 Bath
Samia Akodu, Chelsea Expert
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320 W 22 St, Apt 1C
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By Jonathan Gomez
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W 22 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$5,000 1 Bed 1 Bath
By John Skip Murphy
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Laundry in Unit · Furnished
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ninth ave& west 29 st
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 2 hours ago
$3,300 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Said Bennani
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W 22nd St.
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$3,050 Studio 1 Bath
By Alexa Johnson
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Doorman · Elevator · Hardwood Floors
Posted 14 hours ago
W 26th St and 7th Ave
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 14 hours ago
$4,995 1 Bed / Flex 2 1 Bath
By Jason Kim
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Doorman · Elevator
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W 24th street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 2 hours ago
$7,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Jonathan Aka, Chelsea Expert
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West 15th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$4,275 Studio 1 Bath
By Carole Becker
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W 29th St.
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$6,500 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Emil Jahic
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  1,300 ft² · Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
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West 17th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
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$5,930 1 Bed 1 Bath
Vaughn Smith, Chelsea Expert
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760 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
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339 W 20th St, Apt 1R
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Posted 6 hours ago
$3,000 Studio 1 Bath
By Keller Williams - Tribeca
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Chelsea

Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan (i.e. West of Central Park, the border for the high-octane island). Beginning at West 14th Street, it is bordered by Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and Hell's Kitchen. The history of the neighborhood is steeped in development and prestige, as it was once farmland until developers and builders began to erect beautiful brownstones and homes, parks and walking areas, and the neighborhood began to diversify to include Manhattan's…

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Chelsea

Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan (i.e. West of Central Park, the border for the high-octane island). Beginning at West 14th Street, it is bordered by Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and Hell’s Kitchen. The history of the neighborhood is steeped in development and prestige, as it was once farmland until developers and builders began to erect beautiful brownstones and homes, parks and walking areas, and the neighborhood began to diversify to include Manhattan’s cultural elite.

Atmosphere

The neighborhood is largely residential, with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing projects, townhouses, and renovated rowhouses, but its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. Chelsea incorporates the luxury and sophistication of upper Manhattan with downtown’s hip creativity and arts culture. Chelsea is known as one of the centers of the city's art world, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood.

Architecture, art, and fine dining meet a thriving nightlife scene in Chelsea. Easily accessible while still quiet and restful, Chelsea always serves as the setting for iconic pop culture moments. Chelsea is home to many professionals who are drawn to the prime location of the neighborhood as well as its laid back options for going out. The neighborhood also has some of Manhattan’s most interesting buildings, including the London Terrace Apartment Complex, Cushman Row, the Starett-Lehigh Building and the Art Deco Verizon Building.

There’s no better way soak in these views than a walk on The High Line, a raised train track converted into a park. Chelsea is home to clothing boutiques, and countless restaurants including favorites like The Chelsea Market, Cafeteria, and the John Dory Oyster Bar. For the athletically-inclined, Chelsea Piers, one of the largest athletic complexes in Manhattan (including a driving range, multiple soccer fields and other facilities), is nearby. And if you’re craving a beautiful sunset scene, Chelsea is the place to be.

Chelsea also has a large LGBT population and is known for its diversity and inclusionist attitudes. The stores themselves express the diversity and openness of the neighborhood especially along eighth avenue.

History

Chelsea takes its name from British Major Thomas Clarke who owned the property starting in 1750. Originally, his land was bound by what is now 21st Street and 24th Street, stretching from the Hudson River to 8th Avenue. His daughter extended the land south to 19th Street. It continued to be built up through the 1830s and 40s for Manhattan’s elite, and then in the 19th Century, became an industrial neighborhood after the construction of the Hudson River Railroad. These two influences, industrialism and elitism, give the neighborhood a unique atmosphere consisting of rowhouses, converted lofts, and more recently, luxury highrises.

The industrialization of the 19th Century brought the working class into Chelsea, specifically Irish immigrants who dominated the work on the Hudson River piers. With the influx of working class immigrants, the neighborhood built more tenement style buildings to house these families.

Towards the end of the 19th Century, the theater district came to exist in Chelsea and the neighborhood quickly became the center of American theater.

In most recent history, Chelsea experience a construction boom in conjunction with the development of the High Line. Notable architects such as Frank Gehry, Shigeru Ban, Neil Denari and Jean Nouvel had projects based in Chelsea and the neighborhood was quickly undergoing gentrification. Smaller business were replaced by chain retailers, fashion stores, and techonology stores and wealthier residents began moving back into the neighborhood.

Flat or tall?

Pre-war buildings dominate in Chelsea; over 50% of all housing stock was built in or before 1939. However, several new luxury high-rises have substantially increased the overall capacity in the neighborhood.

Activities

Galleries, Restaurants, Nightlife, and People Watching

Check it out

The Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the High Line, and the art galleries all should not be missed.

Median Rents for Chelsea
Studio Apartments $2,975
1 Bedroom Apartments $3,688
2 Bedroom Apartments $3,995
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Public Transportation
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0.14 mi - 23rd St (23rd St and 8th Ave)
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0.34 mi - 28th St (28th St and 7th Ave)
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0.45 mi - 14th St (16th St and 8th Ave)
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0.49 mi - 34th St (34th St)
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0.60 mi - 34th St - Hudson Yards (34th St and 11th Av)
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