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      I haven't lived in Chelsea, but have spent a good bit of time there over the years. There are lots of restaurants, lots of art galleries, movie theaters, off-Broadway theaters, comedy clubs... It is easily accessible to a few different subway lines, so it's easy to get around the city from there. I'd say though, that it's not a quiet neighborhood to live in. Lots of nightlife, so if you're into that, it's great. If you're an early-to-bed type, it might be noisy for your taste. Hope that helps!
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      Also, check the rents / prices for apartments. If you're willing to travel a little further, you'd get a lot more for your money, and might find the same kind of art / culture scene as Chelsea in various parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
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      The neighborhood of Chelsea feels to me like New York on a Sunday every day of the week. You have the waterfront, highline, art galleries, outdoor dining perfect for a coffee with a good book. It's a beautiful neighborhood and place to wake up and go home to each day. You certainly pay a price for those luxuries though. Koreatown is also close by which adds another element of culture to the Chelsea scene.
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      The neighborhood of chelsea is interesting because a large part of it is very mellow, especially by Manhattan standards. Chelsea is also pretty much the center of the gallerie world in NYC, with new shows opening up every thursday. Most of the housing comes in the form of converted warehouses, which has resulted in abnormally large apartments for the price, mind you, Chelsea is expensive as hell.
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      some things about the neighborhood of chelsea...What used to be called the West Side Highway extension running along the Hudson River is now known as the Hudson River Park, which is a gorgeous, well tended series of parks and piers that are carefully landscaped so that you often don't even realize there is a major roadway just feet away. For Joggers, bikers, in-line skaters and dog walkers, the Hudson River Park is nearly perfection itself; clearly marked paths for each, carefully synchronized lights that favor the pedestrians, and well maintained islands to protect people, bikes and dogs from the busy traffic. Last, the far west side bar scene is extremely well monitored by NYPD, with temporary lighting brought in on busy nights, cops walking the streets, and undercover cars and detectives roaming around constantly until well after the bars close throughout the area/ The bar/club district is far smaller than it used to be years ago, when the bars stretched from 14th street almost continuously to the 30s along the 10th to 11th Avenue corridors.
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      Pros: It's great for enjoying any type of entertainment. The restaurant scene is excellent, varied and easily accessible by walking. The transportation is easy--subways and cabs are plentiful and it's close to midtown and the west village if you want to venture outside of the 'hood. The real estate is more affordable and spacious vs downtown and there are tons of new developments around the High Line. The art scene on 10th Avenue adds some character.....as does the Ace Hotel and some of the other new hotels near Koreatown Cons: The outdoor space is sparse--the primary parks are Madison Square Park and Clement Moore park, which are both tiny. The area around the Westside highway isn't developed that well. If you enjoy jogging, biking or sledding, it's a hike and a half to Central Park There are tons of bars/clubs on the far west side that results in noise and sometimes mayhem at 5am.
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      Chelsea has good restaurants, near the galleries. it's a great neighborhood as long as you don't live above the mid-twenties. real estate people still call it chelsea, but it's boring up there.
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      There's a lot of bars and specialty shops and restaurants. Easy to get to. Not terribly homey, but probably a fun area to live in for a while.
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      I have never lived there but from what I understand it is a gay neighbourhood and one of the coolest areas to live. It is expensive compared to other parts of the US especially housing. It is convenient with plenty of good shopping and restaurants. http://www.travelfreefaq.com/usa/732-2-new-york-2.html
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