14th Street to 30th Street between 6th Ave and the Hudson River.
Chelsea began as the property of British Major Thomas Clarke in 1750 and was named after the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home for soldiers in London, England.
Throughout the early 1800s, Chelsea became home to many industrial trades including lumberyards, breweries, coal and turpentine. A theater district was formed in 1869, cornering Chelsea as the early center for the motion pictures industry before World War I.
Today Chelsea is the center of New York’s art world with over 200 galleries, serving as the back drop to the Chelsea Historic District. This neighborhood is primarily residential with a mix of apartment buildings, town houses, row homes and converted warehouses. However it has a very large array of trendy and ultra busy shops, restaurants and nightlife.