Chelsea Real Estate | Apartments Condos | Community Information
Welcome to the Chelsea area of Apartments in Manhattan - Chelsea is located between 29th Street and 14th Street between the Hudson River and 5th Avenue. It borders Midtown West and West Village in New York City. Formerly known as the Flower District, this part of Manhattan still has the brownstones and flower boxes, and restored pre-war Garden Apartments.
The finest stores for women opened in the 1920's & 1930's, and were known as "Ladies Mile".This is the period of the most growth for Chelsea They added 1,670 apartments to the neighborhood in 1930 called London Terrace. In the early 1990´s future thinking retailers used the huge old cast iron buildings to set up shop. These included Bed Bath and Beyond and Barnes & Noble which brought people from across the city to visit on the weekends. As Chelsea started to expand northward, in 1999 the city rezoned the area to development. The diverse open flea markets were gone and the contemporary developers opened a wide range of stores. You can find Chelsea north of 14th st. south of 30th st., east of Westside Highway and west of Avenue of the Americas. Chelsea is also the former home of the Nabisco plant where the Oreo Cookie was born! This area is now Chelsea Market on 9th Street. Just like in the Meatpacking District, many fabulous boutiques, cafés, grocery stores, and art galleries now call Chelsea home.
Because of these recent re-zoning laws, developers have pushed out the once popular Flower District and light manufacturing market. Still, the art world abounds at the far west end of Chelsea and has created the city´s most recent art colony.