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2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,600 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,600 - Photo 2
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Chelsea
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,600 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Lucy Goncalves
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Elevator
2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $6,544 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $6,544 - Photo 2
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777 Sixth Avenue
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,544 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Olof Hermelin
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1,086 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 2
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West 18th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By Anastasiia Bannikova
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290 ft² · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,899 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,899 - Photo 2
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6th Avenue
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,899 Studio 1 Bath
Jason Kim, Chelsea Expert
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,849 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,849 - Photo 2
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Broadway and W 34th St
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,849 Studio 1 Bath
Jason Kim, Chelsea Expert
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2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $5,911 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $5,911 - Photo 2
8 hours ago
315 West 33rd Street, Apt 26K
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,911 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Bardia Fereidooni
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,500 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,500 - Photo 2
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247 West 26th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500 1 Bed 1 Bath
By SELLES- Soraya
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,300 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,300 - Photo 2
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W 18th
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,300 Studio 1 Bath
By Phillip Martin
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,659 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,659 - Photo 2
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W 19th St,
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,659 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Angelo Navarro
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,400 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,400 - Photo 2
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237 West 18th Street, Apt 2
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,400 Studio 1 Bath
By Edwin Mendoza
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2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $5,294 - Photo 1 2 Bedrooms, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $5,294 - Photo 2
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225 Eighth Avenue, Apt 12A
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,294 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Jermaine Johns
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 2
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W 21st St.
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By Isaiah Dunn
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Elevator · Hardwood Floors
Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,500 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,500 - Photo 2
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West 31st street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,500 Studio 1 Bath
By KRealtyTeam
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,500 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,500 - Photo 2
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West 26th St
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Felix Aguirre
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,875 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,875 - Photo 2
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160 West 22nd Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,875 Studio 1 Bath
By SELLES- Soraya
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $2,350 - Photo 2
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West 21st Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,350 Studio 1 Bath
By Felix Aguirre
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Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,895 - Photo 1 Studio, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,895 - Photo 2
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100 West 31st Street, Apt 35E
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
Open House - Thu, Feb 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
$3,895 Studio 1 Bath
Alena Zolotaiko, Chelsea Expert
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,300 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,300 - Photo 2
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236 W 15th St., Apt APT 46
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Margaret Lanphier
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $4,980 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $4,980 - Photo 2
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West 31st Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,980 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Benjamin Mosley
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1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,761 - Photo 1 1 Bedroom, Chelsea Rental in NYC for $3,761 - Photo 2
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435 West 31st St
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,761 1 Bed 1 Bath
By Michelle Zitwer
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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…

Chelsea Apartments
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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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