The Neighborhood

A Uniquely New York Past

From its storied industrial past to its exhilarating emergence as the center of style in the world’s most fashion-forward city, there is nowhere in the world quite like West Chelsea. Once a bustling hub of industry, West Chelsea was historically home to breweries, lumberyards, and warehouses.
The energetic atmosphere could be felt throughout the neighborhood, with the rumbling West Side Freight Line traveling above Tenth Avenue and directly through warehouses to pick up goods for transport all over the United States.
West Chelsea was the beating heart of Manhattan’s manufacturing industry, a place that embodied the spirit of hard work and creativity of the time.

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A Pioneering Present

Today, West Chelsea continues to embrace that spirit of craftsmanship and creativity. The West Side Freight Line, rendered defunct for decades, has been repurposed as The High Line, New York City’s most innovative, eco-friendly, and interpersonal public park. The Chelsea Market plays host to some of the most vanguard eateries and craft shops, and the world’s most cutting-edge companies. West Chelsea has evolved into more than just another trendy Manhattan destination; it’s a place with a heart and soul, where the legendary history of the district is embraced and today’s most avant-garde artists, tastemakers, and brilliant thinkers are found.