Chelsea

February 14, 2023

Only known surviving ‘colored’ school in Manhattan may become a New York City landmark

The only known surviving school building that exclusively served African Americans in Manhattan may soon become a New York City landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday voted to calendar the former Colored School No. 4 in Chelsea, a public school open to only Black students and staff from 1860 to 1894. Located at 128 West 17th Street, the nearly 175-year-old building is associated with a number of significant figures from the Civil War through the Post-Reconstruction era.
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February 6, 2023

Lower East Side icon Economy Candy is opening new store in Chelsea Market

New York City's oldest retail candy shop is expanding for the first time in its over 85-year history. Economy Candy, which has been satisfying sweet tooths on the Lower East Side since 1937, will open a new location in Chelsea Market this week. Called "A Taste of Economy Candy," the store is a mini version of the original sweet shop, offering a selection of vintage treats and classic candies on rotation every month.
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February 3, 2023

New food hall at Hudson River Park’s Pier 57 announces full vendor lineup

Market 57, New York City's newest food hall, is set to open this spring at Pier 57 at 15th Street in Hudson River Park. Curated by the culinary nonprofit organization James Beard Foundation (JBF) in cooperation with developer Jamestown, the new waterfront dining destination announced its full vendor list this week. With support from Google, the new food hall hopes to be an incubator for emerging culinary and entrepreneurial talent that has traditionally been underrepresented in the culinary industry, with a focus on women- and BIPOC-owned dining destinations.
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February 2, 2023

Lottery opens for 144 mixed-income units at new Chelsea rental with lots of green space, from $1,329/month

 NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Applications are now being accepted for 144 mixed-income apartments at the currently-under-construction development known as Ruby at 241 West 28th Street in Chelsea. Upon completion later this year, the 25-story mixed-use building will have 480 rental apartments, 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, landscaped gardens, and an impressive menu of amenities including rooftop pools, terraces, and lounges. The affordable units are available to New Yorkers earning between 70 and 130 percent of the area median income, or between $48,138 for a single person and $130,046 for a five-person household. Apartments range from $1,329/month for studios to $3,793 for two bedrooms.
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January 25, 2023

Live in Zaha Hadid’s Chelsea masterpiece with four bedrooms and a curvy balcony for $10.5M

This four-bedroom condo in The Residences by Zaha Hadid at 520 West 28th Street is a rare opportunity to live in the late starchitect's residential masterpiece. The unique loft-like 3,840-square-foot residence, asking $10,495,000, features Hadid's signature curves, curated amenities, and a balcony with views of the architecturally significant Chelsea skyline. Details include 10-foot-wide motorized windows with distinctive curved detailing, high ceilings, and generous proportions.
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January 4, 2023

For $1.9M, this cozy Chelsea prewar co-op is surrounded by beauty

On a tree-lined Chelsea street near the Theological Seminary with its beautiful gardens and historic, neighborhood-defining architecture, this two-bedroom co-op is a lovely refuge on Manhattan's growing west side. Asking $1,895,000, the cozy third-floor walk-up at 463 West 21st Street offers prewar charm, a wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings, and pretty views.
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December 2, 2022

Look out over Manhattan from your glass-wrapped living room in this $7M Chelsea penthouse

Perched 24 floors above New York City, this three-bedroom penthouse condo on the border of Chelsea and Nomad features a living room wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass. Just beyond, a wraparound terrace offers an al fresco eyeful of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. Asking $6,995,000, this sleek 2,190-square-foot home in the Noma at 50 West 30th Street has 10-foot ceilings, a keyed elevator entrance, fine finishes, and impressive amenities.
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October 28, 2022

The fab furniture is included in this $11.5M gallery-like Chelsea loft; the art is up to you

Listed for $11,500,000, this pristine 4,000-square-foot full-floor loft in a prewar condominium at 521 West 23rd Street is a joyous eyeful for lovers of iconic, sleek, contemporary design. Along the High Line and the in heart of West Chelsea's arts district, the home's Gabellini Sheppard-designed interiors have been featured in design magazines. When starting with a white box loft, the owner's vision was to create a perfect showcase for the finest in modern furniture and art. In this case, the furniture–much of it created by well-known designers–is included in the sale.
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October 25, 2022

New food hall Olly Olly Market opening in Chelsea’s landmarked Starrett-Lehigh Building

Chelsea's landmarked Starrett-Lehigh Building is set to welcome a new 17,000-square-foot food hall on Wednesday. Located within the 1931 former freight terminal at 601 West 26th Street, the Olly Olly Market will be run by 16" and Center (16 OC) and host a selection of both Michelin-star and up-and-coming chefs, including Forsyth Fire Escape, Pizza Friendly Pizza, DdoBar by Joomak Bajum, and more. The market will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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September 19, 2022

$2.9M duplex co-op is a chic Chelsea take on historic townhouse living

Although Chelsea and the neighborhoods surrounding the High Line may be known for their architecturally innovative new residential buildings, the historic row of Italianate-style 19th-century Fitzroy Townhouses are just as much a part of the area's story. This two-bedroom duplex at 442 West 23rd Street is a stunning reflection of the co-op's townhouse elegance combined with of-the-moment designer dazzle. A thorough renovation has bestowed the 1,600-square-foot home, asking $2,898,000, with two levels of Paris-in-Chelsea appeal.
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August 9, 2022

Hugh Jackman buys penthouse at Jean Nouvel’s Chelsea condo for $21M

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has bought a full-floor penthouse in Chelsea for $21,125,000. As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, the four-bedroom condo sits at the top of 100 Eleventh Avenue, an architectural icon designed by renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The penthouse boasts unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.
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July 27, 2022

Affordable homeownership project will bring 26 new co-ops to a blighted Chelsea corner

A new affordable homeownership project, decades in the making, is underway at 201-207 7th Avenue in Chelsea. The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Council Member Erik Bottcher, and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) on Tuesday joined community leaders and residents in a groundbreaking celebration for a project that will turn a neglected corner site located in one of Manhattan's most expensive neighborhoods into co-ops for low and moderate-income households.
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July 26, 2022

$4.5M Chelsea penthouse co-op has a private roof garden with a dining pavilion and skyline views

Atop a 1909 former button factory building at 139 West 19th Street in Chelsea, this penthouse co-op, asking $4,498,000, features traditional loft architecture with the rare luxury of a 1,600 square foot private landscaped urban garden. The rooftop space is as perfect for outdoor entertaining on a grand scale as it is for enjoying a quiet sunset.
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July 18, 2022

Carmelo Anthony relists Chelsea condo for $12.5M after revamp

Professional basketball player Carmelo Anthony is taking another shot at selling his full-floor condo in Chelsea. After it was first listed in 2020 for $12,850,000, the sprawling High Line-adjacent five-bedroom at 508 West 24th Street is back on the market for $12,500,000 following a complete redesign. The apartment, which Anthony bought with his ex-wife La La for $11,000,000 million in 2015, features private outdoor space, a flexible layout, and designer finishes.
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July 14, 2022

20+ NYC art galleries will open to the public for free as part of annual Chelsea Gallery Walk

For one night next week, more than 20 New York City art galleries will open their doors to the public as part of the annual Chelsea Gallery Walk. Hosted by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the free self-guided walk takes place on July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 22 member galleries throughout Chelsea, providing a unique opportunity to see world-class art after-hours. In addition to enjoying the latest exhibitions on display, there will also be a selection of special programming.
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June 9, 2022

Lottery opens for 235 mixed-income units at new Hudson Yards high-rise, from $690/month

Manhattan's largest rental development under construction launched a housing lottery this week for 235 mixed-income apartments. Located slightly south of Hudson Yards at 601 West 29th Street, the 60-story luxury high-rise is part of a two-building development known as 3ELEVEN. Developed by Douglaston Development and designed by FXCollaborative, the massive project includes 938 total apartments and more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 40, 60, and 100 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $690/month studios to $2,342/month two-bedrooms.
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May 4, 2022

Jay Manuel’s former Chelsea loft is back on the market for $3.25M

The two-bedroom loft condo formerly owned by "America's Next Top Model" creative director Jay Manuel has just resurfaced on the market for $3,250,000. The Canadian TV presenter and author, who was also a host of "Canada's Next Top Model," bought the 2,269-square-foot home in the Chelsea Mercantile at 252 Seventh Avenue with his partner, Alton Johnson, in 2000; the couple sold the condo in 2011.
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April 19, 2022

New two-acre rooftop public park opens at Pier 57 in Chelsea

More than 10 years and over $400 million later, an 80,000-square-foot public park is now open on the rooftop of Pier 57 in Hudson River Park. Formerly a maritime port and bus depot, the pier has been transformed into a mixed-use development with office space for Google and a new food hall curated by the James Beard Foundation. The new two-acre green space, the largest of its kind in New York City, will be open to the public daily from 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
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April 7, 2022

Sales launch at Robert A.M. Stern’s waterfront Chelsea condo, two-bedrooms priced from $4M

Related Companies on Thursday launched sales at The Cortland, a new 25-story waterfront luxury condo designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) with interiors from Olson Kundig. Located at 555 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, the tower offers residents views of the Hudson River and almost 20,000 square feet of amenity space. While exact pricing for all 144 loft-like residences has not been released yet, a spokesperson for the project said two-bedrooms start at just above $4 million and over $21 million for four bedrooms.
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February 25, 2022

A lofted upper level gives this $2.75M Chelsea condo extra living space

This two-bedroom condo at 121 West 20th Street, asking $2,750,000, has classic Manhattan loft details like 15-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and cast-iron columns. A lofted mezzanine provides the second bedroom, plus office space and closets, and a new renovation adds a sleek kitchen, designer fixtures and finishes, and contemporary convenience.
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February 9, 2022

Live with or without walls in this $2.7M Chelsea duplex loft

There aren't as many authentic pre-war lofts as there used to be, and they're getting harder to find. This 1,884-square-foot condo duplex at 121 West 20th Street in Chelsea looks a lot like the real deal, from 14-foot ceilings and original iron columns to impossibly tall windows. Asking $2,695,000, the two-story space has an open layout, but comes with an alternative plan for creating bedroom privacy while still enjoying plenty of lofty living space.
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February 3, 2022

eBay exec’s color-filled $5M Village loft is an instant mood boost

With pops of color and pop art everywhere you look, Bradford Shellhammer's Greenwich Village loft at 34 West 13 Street makes it hard to be anything but cheerful. The eye-popping–yet-stylish decor is no surprise; the entrepreneur, who founded the Fab shopping site among other projects, is well-known for his playful design eye. This two-bedroom loft, asking $4,950,000 and offered for the first time as a resale, is a fine example.
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January 31, 2022

New food hall at Pier 57 will be curated by the James Beard Foundation

The culinary nonprofit organization the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced on Friday they will be the anchor tenant of Pier 57's new food hall, which is set to open in the fall of 2022. The food hall will be developed in cooperation with real estate and development firm Jamestown, which will work with the JBF to curate vendors and manage it for Google.
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January 31, 2022

This $9.5M pre-Civil War Chelsea townhouse holds five floors of renovated modern home

From its historic red-brick facade, we'd have no reason to doubt that this trim Chelsea townhouse at 258 West 24th Street, asking $9.5 million, dates from before the Civil War. Built in 1848, the 17-foot-wide single-family home spans 4,500 square feet over five floors, from cellar bonus room to private roof deck. Inside, however, the townhouse is totally turnkey, with newly-renovated interiors–and a two-tier backyard garden–that offer every 21st-century comfort and convenience.
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January 24, 2022

Sliding glass walls meet outdoor spaces in this $10.8M penthouse atop Chelsea’s Jardim condo

In addition to being Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld’s first New York commission, the pair of buildings known as Jardim, at 527 West 27th Street, make up an architecturally unique West Chelsea oasis. The development, which launched sales in 2016, features two 11-story buildings clad in cast-concrete interspersed with ribbons of glass. Its highlight–and name inspiration–is a verdant multi-level courtyard designed by Future Green Studio. Located in the building's loftiest reaches, this 3,663-square-foot duplex penthouse, asking $10,800,000, offers seamless indoor/outdoor living in addition to three bedrooms and interiors designed by the building's architect.
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December 27, 2021

Announcing 6sqft’s 2021 Building of the Year!

The votes are in. The 2021 Building of the Year title belongs to Lantern House, the pair of bubbled towers on the High Line. The Chelsea condo project edged out the competition with 618 votes, or 23.9 percent of the 2,587 votes cast. Developed by Related and designed by Heatherwick Studio with SLCE Architects, Lantern House contains a mix of 181 one- to four-bedroom units split between the two towers, one which rises 10 stories and the other, 22 stories. This year's contest was a photo finish, with The Brooklyn Tower in a close second place with 615 votes, or 23.8 percent of the total votes.
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