Chelsea and the Garment District
Part residential, part industrial, this section of New York City has a solid, gritty feel and its share of one-of-a-kind attractions, including cutting-edge arts organizations, New York’s newest center for art galleries, and the Empire State Building.
Roughly stretching between 14th and 28th Streets, 6th Avenue and the Hudson River, Chelsea is made up of dozens of brownstones, row houses, tenements, and apartment buildings. Most of the area was once owned by Capt. Thomas Clarke, whose grandson, Clement Charles Clarke, wrote the famous poem beginning, “’Twas the night before Christmas.”
Chelsea ends and the historic Garment District begins somewhere around 28th Street, where the area changes from residential to commercial. The heart of today’s Garment District is farther north, however, around 7th Avenue and 35th Street.
© Avalon Travel and Sascha Zuger from Moon New York State, 5th Edition