CHECK OUT CHELSEA!
Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan with a reputation for being hip, trendy, and lgbt-friendly. The district’s boundaries are roughly 14th Street to 30th Street and Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River. Chelsea is south of Hell’s Kitchen, west of the Flatiron District, and north of the Meatpacking District.
There’s tons of things to do and see in Chelsea. Here’s a list of some…
HIGH LINE PARK
The High Line is a 1-mile park built on a section of the former elevated freight railroad spur called the West Side Line. The High Line is an aerial greenway, NYC’s park in the sky.
Location: Starts in the Meatpacking District below W 12th Street, runs through Chelsea, and ends by the West Side Yard
For more information, go to http://www.thehighline.org
The Chelsea Market is an enclosed food court, shopping mall, office building, and television production facility. Stores include Chelsea Market Baskets, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, 202, Amy’s Bread, Buddakan, The Fat Witch Bakery, Ruth’s Bakery, Eleni’s Bakery, The Lobster Place, Frank’s Meat, and Chelsea Thai. Media and broadcasting companies include Food Network, Oxygen Network, MLB.com, and EMI Music Publishing.
Location: 15th Street and 9th Avenue
For more information, go to http://www.chelseamarket.com
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
Chelsea Piers is a series of piers on the West Side of Manhattan that was a passenger ship terminal in the early 20th century. The Chelsea Piers complex includes film and television production facilities (including those for CBS College Sports Network and Food Network), a health club, a day spa, the city’s largest training center for gymnastics, two basketball courts, playing fields for indoor lacrosse and soccer, batting cages, a rock climbing wall and dance studios. In addition, there is an AMF Bowling center, a golf club with multi-story driving range, and two full sized ice rinks for skating.
Location: On the Hudson River in Chelsea neighborhood
For more information, go to http://www.chelseapiers.com
PENNSYLVANIA STATION/ MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Penn Station is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City located under Madison Square Garden. Owned by Amtrak, Penn Station is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States, serving at a rate of up to a thousand passengers every 90 seconds. The MTA’s subway system has multiple lines that connect to the station and several bus companies, the New Jersey Transit, and PATH operate at the station.
Madison Square Garden (colloquially known as ‘The Garden’) is a multi-purpose indoor located atop Pennsylvania Station. The Garden, opened in 1968, is the longest active major sporting facility in New York City. It is the third busiest music arena in the world.
Location: 8th Avenue and 31st Street
For more information, go to http://www.thegarden.com
The Manhattan Mall is one of the few traditional indoor malls in New York City. Stores include JC Penny, Aeropostale, Charlotte Russe, Express, Lids, Victoria’s Secret, Strawberry, Sunglasses Hut, Radio Shack, Footlocker, Hallmark, and Lenscrafters.
Location: 33rd Street and 6th Avenue
For more information, go to http://www.manhattanmallny.com
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI’S CHURCH
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is a Roman Catholic parish church that was established in 1844 and is currently staffed by the Franciscan Friars. The church is a beautiful piece of architecture and history.
Location: 31st Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
For more information, go to http://www.stfrancisnyc.org
JAMES FARLEY POST OFFICE
The James A. Farley Post Office Building is the main post office building in NYC. Its ZIP code designation is 10001. Built in 1912, it is famous for bearing the inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor hear nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. The building is named after the nations 53rd Postmaster General.
Location: 8th Avenue between 31st Street and 33rd Street
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a museum dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially that of Tibet.
Location: 17th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
For more information, go to http://www.rmanyc.org
GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB
The Gotham Comedy Club is a venue for stand-up comedy. Past performers include Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Chris Rock, Dane Cook, Jay Mohr, Dean Edwards, Pablo Francisco, Tom Papa, Adam Ferrara, Artie Lange, Jim Gaffigan, and Gabriel Iglesias.
Location: 23rd Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
For more information, go to http://gothamcomedyclub.com
New York City is so much bigger than just the Village… Make sure you get out there and explore it this year!