Chelsea, Manhattan, New York and what to see there
What’s The History Of Chelsea?
This neighborhood got its name from the British Major Thomas Clarke who got this area of land when he bought it. In 1827, Benjamin Moore (his daughter’s husband) gave the land to the Episcopal Diocese of New York for the General Theological Seminary. In 1847, the Hudson River Railroad laid tracks in this area, which increased industrialization. Many new buildings were built in this area: Pike’s Opera House, apartments, and movie theaters. Revitalization of the area continued up until today.
What are the demographics?
Just above 70,000 people live in this area. Sixty-five percent are white, 14 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11 percent are Asian, and 5 percent are African-American. Most are adults, 45 percent are between 25-44 years old. The household income is $116,000 a year in this area.
The High Line
The High Line is a 1.45 mile-long elevated pathway that once was the New York Central Railroad. Because of the disuse of the railway, it was considered “abandoned” in 1980. The transition from railway to park first started in 2006. Today, the trail has art, monuments, and nature areas.
What’s an interesting fact about this area?
London Terrace, a large apartment building in Chelsea, was one of the world’s largest in the world which had a swimming pool, solarium, gym, doormen dressed as London bobbies. Construction was built finished in 1930.
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