Chelsea/Flatiron is the intersection of innovation. In this neighborhood there are plenty of tech startups and hundreds or art galleries working at the cutting edge of modern mental exploration. Art, fashion, and glamor meet in Chelsea’s culturally rich streets. Featuring breathtaking luxury high-rises, and gorgeous brownstones on quiet streets, Chelsea has some of the top residential and commercial real estate in Manhattan. Lofts and townhouses are some of the most highly-sought after properties in Chelsea, as are renovated rowhouses. Chelsea also celebrates a rich history with the LGBTQ community, which reflects the neighborhood’s vibrant nature. Known in the startup community as Silicon Alley, Flatiron is the hottest destination for up-and-coming companies in NYC. Every other day it seems a new hot restaurant or tech start up is planting its roots in Flatiron. Towards the western tip of this neighborhood is a huge revival of the industrial neighborhood that Chelsea used to be. Hudson Yards is the crowning example of this gentrification.
If you find yourself in Chelsea/Flatiron, you must walk the high line and have lunch in the famous Chelsea Market. Chelsea Market also has tons of options for clothes, treats, drinks, fresh foods, and more. Chelsea has over 200 hundred art galleries, plus plenty of restaurants, shops and flea markets. Eataly is a favorite in Chelsea/Flatiron. Named for the historic Flatiron Building, which still stands at 23rd Street intersection, the Flatiron District is now startup central, aka Silicon Alley. Tech startups like Google – which occupies a huge building on 9th Avenue – have taken over this neighborhood, which used to be known as the Toy District or Photo District.Towards the West is the newly designed Hudson Yards, providing much needed 7 train service to this part of Manhattan. The Madison Square area is just around the corner and so are neighborhoods like NoMad, Rose Hill, and Gramercy Park.