Located on Manhattan's West Side between Hell's Kitchen and the Meatpacking District, Chelsea remains the city's premier destination for contemporary art. This formerly quiet area has become more traveled largely in part to the development of the High Line as well as an influx of high end shops, restaurants and nightlife destinations.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
355 West 16th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues
Stylish, dark haunt with a clubby vibe serving Mexican fare in the Dream Downtown hotel.
156 Tenth Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets
Energetic, greenmarket-driven hot spot by the High Line serving American fare plus a popular brunch.
85 10th Avenue between 15th Street and 10th Avenue
Updated Italian classics in palatial surroundings from Mario Batali & Joseph & Lidia Bastianich.
542 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Open in the summer, this roof lounge with a green-garden vibe serves chic cocktails & punch bowls.
849 Sixth Avenue between 30th and 31st Streets
Laurent Tourondel's rustic-chic Italian restaurant in the Eventi Hotel serving pizza, pasta & more.
88 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets
Maritime Hotel magnet by Batali & Bastianich for housemade pastas & other upscale Italian fare.
289 Tenth Avenue between 26th and 27th Streets
Colorful, multi-tiered dance club featuring 30-foot ceilings, LED screens & plenty of night owls.
232 Eighth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets
By David Chang, this eatery approaches Italian cuisine through Korean & other Asian cooking styles.
820 Washington Street between Washington and Gansevoort Streets
Sleek, glassed-in space under the High Line for Italian seafood & grilled fare by the Carbone team.
355 W 14th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues
Handmade pastas headline a sophisticated Italian menu at this elegant room with a central skylight.
848 Washington Street near 13th Street
Trendy, clubby, hotel-set American bistro under the High Line with sidewalk tables & lively bar.
85 Tenth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets
An instant hit, this tapas specialist offers traditional & modern small plates in a vast setting.
ARTS & CULTURE
555 West 24th Street
Modern masters & current art stars are featured in rotating shows at this renowned Chelsea space.
515 West 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Contemporary artists show works ranging from paintings to installations at this exhibition space.
DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY
525 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Works by well-known contemporary artists take center stage at this airy exhibition space.
431 West 16th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
Space alternates between nightclub with DJs & live music; acts range from jazz to rock & hip-hop.
10th Avenue from Gansevoort to 34th Street
A 1.45-mile-long New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line.
175 8th Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets
A former movie house hosting everything from Native American dancers to Eliot Feld's ballet company.
MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
523 West 24th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
One of the largest art galleries in Chelsea shows respected names like Jasper Johns & Nan Goldin.
RH CONTEMPORARY ART
437 West 16th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
A dynamic and multichannel platform dedicated to bringing international artists and their work to a global audience.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF ART
99 Gansevoort Street at 11th Avenue
Museum exclusively featuring 20th-century & contemporary art by American artists, most still living
HEALTH & WELLNESS
135 West 20th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues
100 Tenth Avenue at 17th Street
98 Tenth Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets
Chelsea Piers Sports Complex
A full service hair salon, makeup, nail, colonic and skincare spa
425 West 14th Street between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street
Trendsetting full service hair salon.
THE DREAM DOWNTOWN
355 West 16th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues
Sleek hotel offering loft-style rooms, plus an outdoor pool & buzzy rooftop lounge.
518 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
Stylish venue features chic Japanese-inspired rooms, plus a happening rooftop bar & lap pool.
29-35 Ninth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets
Hip members-only club known for its bespoke rooms, trendy Italian restaurant & heated rooftop pool.
THE STANDARD HIGHLINE
848 Washington Street between 13th and 14th Streets
Rooms with skyline or river views complement the German beer garden and swanky rooftop lounge.
75 Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets
Indoor marketplace renowned for its wide range of grocers (fish, produce, etc.), shops & eateries.
766 Sixth Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets
Grab-and-go selection of upscale prepared foods attached to a sprawling gourmet grocery store.
300 West 22nd Street at Eighth Avenue
Purveyor of locally sourced meat & seafood, plus produce harvested from local farms.
77 Seventh Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets
Family-owned fixture for groceries, meat & seafood, plus imported gourmet items & prepared foods.
250 Seventh Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets
Eco-minded chain with natural & organic grocery items, housewares & other products (most sell wine
THE SPOT EXPERIENCE
145 West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues
CHELSEA BOW TIE CINEMAS
260 West 23rd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenue
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