Discover Manhattan’s art district by the riverside

As one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City to retain its original name, Chelsea is named after the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England. Thomas Clarke, a British captain purchased a property and chose to name his estate Chelsea. 

A primarily residential neighborhood, it contains numerous retail businesses that reflect the incredibly diverse social and ethnic diversity of the area.

This was what Chelsea was like back in the ’60s. | Photo courtesy of High Line.

In the early 1920s, Chelsea was also home to Hershey’s Chocolate candy plant. The warehouse focused on the then new confectionery, Hershey’s Chewing Gum. The plan did not take off, and the building is now home to New York’s favorite grocery store, Trader Joe’s.

Hershey employees working on the Hershey’s Chewing Gum. | Photo courtesy of The Bowery Boys.

Recently transformed into the center of the New York City art world, this neighborhood is home to over 200 art galleries located in various hollowed out warehouses. 

Join numerous residents and visitors alike in a stroll along this charming neighborhood, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many eateries in the neighborhood.