Chelsea

Oft termed the "New SoHo," Chelsea is located west of 5th Avenue and runs the stretch between 14th and 34th Street. The trendy and expensive neighborhood boasts more than 150 art galleries and Eighth Avenue is decorated by restaurants and small shops alike. Stylish to the core, young fashionistas, artists and professionals buzz about this energetic part of town. Chelsea Piers sports complex with its myriad activities sits on the Hudson River and new developments fuel the energy that is found here. Still, some of the most beautiful blocks in New York are found away from the avenues, on the quiet, tree-lined streets of Chelsea. The neighborhood is comprised predominantly of renovated brownstones and loft buildings converted from warehouses. Residents are an eclectic mix of people, though the hip action of Chelsea culture tends to attract more young professionals and artists as of late.