Beautiful historic districts and contemporary developments define Chelsea. From Art Deco to Georgian-style, Chelsea’s period architecture is undergoing renovation. Row houses and tenements abut upscale retail stores and modern art galleries. The High Line, a former elevated freight railroad, has been transformed into a 1.45-mile park that hugs the Hudson River. Bolstered by the development of the High Line and a change in zoning resolution, new developments have started to alter Chelsea’s skyline. A popular destination for brunch and shopping for tourists and the trendy, Chelsea is a neighborhood on the move that maintains its historic charm.
Watch StreetEasy’s tour of Chelsea led by international travel guide, Sonia Gil. From the High Line to London Terrace, Sonia scouts out the neighborhood’s culture and style.