Chelsea

Chelsea is a prestigious and eclectic New York neighborhood. Back in 1750, Thomas Clarke chose the name "Chelsea" after a soldier’s home near London. His grandson, Clement Clarke Moore divided the original estate in the 1830s, and he is considered to be the founder. After this division, the area began to grow; by the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, many theaters appeared, as did numerous warehouse spaces and lofts. Since the mid-1990s, Chelsea has become a center of the New York art ambit. Chelsea's main boundaries can be determined from 14th St. to 29th St., and from Broadway to the Hudson River. Attractions include Chelsea Piers, Chelsea Market, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Dance Theater Workshop, and Pike's Opera House – built in 1868.