The High Point of Chelsea: The High Line
Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Nothing impacts the landscape of urban space like the appearance of mass transit, whether commercial or for public use. Initially purchased by Thomas Clarke in 1750 and later incorporated by Clement Clarke Moore (The Night Before Christmas) as both an industrial and urban residential development. Chelsea's railroad impact culminates today in the ultimate mix of modern urban development with the high line.
The history of the neighborhood is as eclectic as its current landscape. It continues to mix the industrial (formerly warehouse and manufacturing, and today tech industry) with the artistic nature of its beginnings (Former theater district 'Kellogg' and today's center of art galleries, and museums). Today's Chelsea is one of the most sought after, and gentrified neighborhoods in New York City. What began as mixed of commercial processing facilities with some entertainment enclaves has now become one of New York's most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods.
The high line provides much-needed relief from the grind of the city. Much like Central Park, all other designated public spaces in NYC including the High Line offer the city's population a much necessary reprieve and amenities.
In addition to the high line, new urban planning developments like Chelsea Market offer residents and visitors with a hub designed for a culinary delight. The locale is buzzing with people and diversity — a perfect place to sample the area, all within one location. If visiting go with your 'gut' when deciding a place to eat while walking the streets.