Chelsea

Chelsea, Restaurants

Photo of Momofuku Ssam Bar by City Foodsters on Flickr

No restaurant in New York City is immune to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with even restauranteur David Chang’s acclaimed Momofuku empire affected. The company announced that its restaurant Nishi in Chelsea will not reopen and Momofuku Ssäm Bar in the East Village will move to Bar Wayo at South Street Seaport to consolidate the teams. Momofuku CCDC in Washington D.C. will also permanently close, in light of COVID-19.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photo credit: Tim Waltman of Evan Joseph Studios, courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The west side of Chelsea is known for its collection of starchitecture projects, and this $9,950,000 penthouse at 520 West 19th Street is not only an architectural feat in itself, but it has views of all the surrounding projects (like Bjarke Ingels’ XI and Thomas Heatherwick’s Lantern House), the entirety of Hudson Yards, and even the Empire State Building. And all of these views can best be enjoyed from the 50-foot-long terrace. The two-floor interior is a sprawling 4,100 square feet and has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and lots of bonus space and storage.

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Chelsea, Policy

Image: Velvet via Wiki Commons 

Lawyers for the city’s Department of Housing Preservation announced Friday that the Chelsea Hotel’s owners did not qualify to receive a Certificate of No Harassment (CNH)–the document required for them to continue renovations to convert the dilapidated landmark into a luxury hotel with apartments. The document is required under a decades-old law to protect Single Room Occupancy residences from tenant harassment. As The Real Deal reports, The city’s allegations of harassment are the result of tenant complaints that since owners Richard Born and Ira Drukier of BD hotels began work after acquiring a stake in the property in 2016, conditions like leaky ceilings, exposed electrical wires, high lead levels, vermin and lack of heat have made living there unsafe.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

519 West 23rd street, chelsea, condos, cool listings

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

This full-floor two-bedroom condo at 519 West 23rd Street is a 1,700-square-foot perch above the High Line elevated park in the center of the city’s West Chelsea gallery district. The 11-unit High Line 519 was the first newcomer  to rise along the park and has since been joined by a veritable “starchitects’ alley” of notable buildings. Asking $3.3 million, the apartment has 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and direct views over High Line Park through floor-to-ceiling windows. Also among its highlights: A covered 75-square-foot private terrace off the bedroom.

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Celebrities, Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Rich Caplan for The Michael Graves Team, Compass

After saying goodbye to the Knicks, NBA star Carmelo Anthony is also hoping to bid adieu to his massive, full-floor Chelsea condo. According to Compass, who holds the $12,850,000 listing, Melo is looking for another (we’d guess smaller) NYC-area home as he recently signed a new contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The apartment is in the boutique condominium 508 West 24th Street, and thanks to its fifth-floor location, it has beautiful views of the High Line below.

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Art, Chelsea, Events

artechouse, submerge, art, chelsea, digital art, immersive art

Photo credit: Alkenz courtesy of Artechouse

With a press preview on February 4, Artechouse NYC kicked off its 2020 season with “Submerged,” an immersive installation inspired by Pantone Color of The Year 2020, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. The new Chelsea art space dedicated to immersive digital art launched the exhibition during New York’s Fashion Week, and it will be on view until February 23, 2020. Artechouse opened in September in the 6,000-square-foot boiler room beneath Chelsea Market’s main concourse.

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Chelsea, Restaurants

Pier 57, City Winery

All renderings courtesy of City Winery

How’s a glass of wine with a view of the new Pier 55 offshore park sound? If the answer is “good,” that’s exactly what you’ll get at City Winery‘s new location coming just up the street at Pier 57. Located at 15th Street in Hudson River Park, the venue is part of the pier’s larger $380 million renovation that includes a new home for Google. City Winery will have a restaurant, tasting room with River views, a fully functioning winery/wine production facility, a 350-seat concert hall, and a 150-person loft event space. After 11 years, City Winery closed its long-time Tribeca location last summer.

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Chelsea, Cool Listings

Listing images by RISE Media; courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Perfect for remote workers, this Chelsea rental at 331 West 19th Street comes with a flexible floor plan that can be adapted to suit your working needs. In addition to a sunny master bedroom, the 1,400-square-foot unit has a dedicated (windowless) home office and two smaller rooms that could be used as an additional office, den, guest room, or even for extra storage (as you’ll see below). The practical pad is a floor-through unit on the first floor of a charming brownstone. It’s now available to rent for $6,500 a month.

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Architecture, Chelsea, condos, New Developments

lantern house, 515 west 18th Street, Chelsea

Courtesy of Related Companies

Sales have officially launched at Thomas Heatherwick’s condo project on the High Line, developer Related Companies announced Tuesday. Located at 515 West 18th Street, Lantern House consists of two bubbled towers that straddle the elevated park, one at 10 stories and 22 stories. Pricing for the residences, which include one- to four-bedroom units, start at roughly $1.395 million and go up to about $17 million. And more details on the building’s amenity spaces were released, with renderings now available of the Equinox-curated health club with a swimming pool, outdoor terrace, roof deck, and private dining space.

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Chelsea, real estate trends

Chelsea Flea will return to 29 West 25th Street this April; Map data © 2020 Google

A beloved flea market and antique fair in Chelsea that closed last month will reopen this spring. The Chelsea Flea Market, which first opened in 1976 and attracted antique-lovers and artists like Andy Warhol, is set to return to its original location on West 25th Street in April, but under new management, as Gothamist first reported. Co-founders of Brooklyn Flea, which also runs the market Smorgasburg, Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler, have reached a lease agreement for the parking lot at 29 West 25th Street.

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