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Address: New York City, NY
Activities: Arts and crafts, City walk sightseeing
Description: Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay...
Trendy New York City neighborhood, especially popular with the gay community.
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weird, unique and unforgettable

This bit of New York is absolutely weird and its atmosphere is unique. Lots of art galleries, original shops, the Hudson River nearby, all the pubs and nightclubs which start to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This bit of New York is absolutely weird and its atmosphere is unique. Lots of art galleries, original shops, the Hudson River nearby, all the pubs and nightclubs which start to live far after midnight - they all make this place one of a kind! Oh, and you can go jogging by the river in the morning...:P

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is the new heart of the City i think. it was nice to walk around and see little shops and places to stay and the ages of the people in the area was mind blowing. this is an area to visit for the shops (food and shopping)

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lots of galleries to wander through and some great places to eat. Lots of places to stay and pretty good value as well. Give Chelsea a try on your next visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is another nice neighbourhood in New York City. Popularly recognised as the 'Art center' of New York, the area has hundreds of art galleries. It is on the west side of Manhattan and is quite mixed - in diversity as well as in use, although the neighbourhood is mainly residential. Nice place to visit. Recommended.

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed in the Chelsea area this time when we visited NYC in early June, 2015. We stayed at the Comfort Inn Chelsea and it was the best bargain and I would recommend it. The area is an easy walk to upper Manhattan and Broadway goes right up there so easy to find your way. Please of places to eat... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The gay epicenter of NYC, it also holds the Joyce Theater which has great dance companies year round. This is also the new gallery scene, what SoHo was a couple of decades or so ago once was. There are also tons of good places to eat, drink, and shop. The architecture is, however, only so-so, so the "average" rating.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Chelsea is a lovely neighbourhood to walk around when you simply cannot bear the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas any longer. Great to get that real New Yorker feel whilst being somewhere completely different to home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Walking through Chelsea, somewhat off the beaten bath and lesser known than its sister neighborhood to the south, Greenwich Village, it is easy to miss on a trip. Unless of course you happen to want to enjoy the LGBT scene, in which case you will want to spend much time in Chelsea (and Greenwich Village). In this case, you would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located on the South West side of Manhattan,it is considered the center of the art world in New York. It is mostly a residential area and has a large gay population. There is nothing spectacular to see there, and it is not necessary to visit it while on a short visit of the city.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Lovely neighborhood with an authentic NYC feel. A stroll around Chelsea takes you away from the tourist areas to see how the real New Yorkers live. Try City Bakery on 18th St near Fifth Ave for the most rich, decandant hot chocolate you will ever experience. During the winter season, they even sell a gigantic homemade marshmallow for the hot... More 

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Chelsea
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s jewels when it comes to neighborhood life. The contemporary art scene is an integral part of the neighborhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost every night of the week and countless exhibits to explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York City, it’s also a diverse district with a vibrant nightlife scene. The opening of the High Line, an abandoned elevated train track transformed into a world-class pedestrian park, gave this neighborhood new life as a tourist destination. The High Line provides visitors with a tranquil, elevated space with incomparable views, providing an unparalleled way to experience the city.
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