Downtown on the West Side, from 14th Street to 34th Street; Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River

For years, the townhouses and pre war co ops of Chelsea have been staples for photographers and filmmakers. One of a kind boutiques stand alongside well known retailers; historic warehouses converted into gallery spaces are juxtaposed with ultra modern art spaces; rows of charming pre war townhouses share residency with high rise condos boasting the highest level amenities. At Chelsea Market and Whole Foods you can find everything from edibles to culinary equipment under one roof. When it comes to fashion, Chelsea is the shoppers Mecca, from Comme des Garcons, where fashion becomes edgy art, to vintage flea markets, Chelsea pleases on many levels. The legendary Chelsea Hotel, with past residents including Tennessee Williams and Bob Dylan, is a popular landmark. Hudson River Park and Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex adds an outdoor dimension to Chelsea living. The energy here is palpable. It's no surprise that Chelsea is a "destination" neighborhood for demanding New Yorkers.