Downtown on the West Side, from 14th Street to 34th Street, and from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, Chelsea has become a center of the New York art world. Towards the Hudson River, you’ll find rehabilitated warehouses and new buildings that carry cutting-edge and world-renowned art galleries and the High Line, a popular elevated park created from an abandoned railroad track that runs along the lower west side of Manhattan.

Far West Chelsea is one of the fastest developing areas of Chelsea with numerous residential developments underway.Heading east, Chelsea is primarily residential, and its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population.
Most recently, Chelsea has become an alternative shopping destination with Barneys CO-OP – which replaced the much larger original Barneys flagship store – Comme des Garçons, and Balenciaga boutiques, as well as being near Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin. Chelsea Market, on the ground floor of the former Nabisco Building, is a destination for food lovers.