The Manhattan area between 34th Street to the north and 14th Street to the south.
Places to Visit
In this area, the typical downtown architectural verticalism returns. Some buildings are of considerable importance in the history of skyscraper construction, such as the Flatiron Building, which was one of the first to use a steel structure. Other buildings of some importance are the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1909 to 1913, and new skyscrapers like Spiral. The latter is part of Hudson Yards, a large complex of residential and commercial buildings under construction which, when completed in 2025, will house approximately 4,000 residents and 125,000 workers.
Chelsea has Madison Square Garden and Chelsea Hotel.
The museums present are the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, where Theodore Roosevelt was born the 26th President of the United States, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology on the world of fashion, the Rubin Museum Of Art and the Tibet House dedicated to Tibetan art and culture, the Yeshiva University Museum a Jewish cultural institution and finally the Museum of Public Relations and the Museum Of Sex.
Food & shopping
They are commercial areas with many shops. There is the huge Macy's department store, the Manhattan Mall, the Chelsea Market, a refined food market in the former factory of the National Biscuit Company, creator of Oreo biscuits. Then there is Eataly near the Flatiron Building. For fans of electronics and photos there is the great B&H Photo Video and Adorama, while on weekends there is the Chelsea Flea Market, a flea market with 135 dealers.
Length and Visit Time (without visits)
6,4 km - 1h35'-2h00'
Map created with Google Maps
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We start from Herald Sq., intersection of Broadway, 6th Ave. and 34th St. to go to Chelsea
walking on 34th St. in a westerly direction along the huge building of Macy's
, the famous department store that self-proclaims itself "the largest store in the world". You can also cross the interior of the store to reach 7th Ave. where you turn left. In the two blocks between 33rd St. and 31st St. and between 7th Ave. and 8th Ave. there is the famous Madison Square Garden
and below it one of the two most important train stations in New York, the Pennsylvania Station
Continuing on 7th Ave. until 30th St. where you can make a small detour turning right to see the little St. John the Baptist Church
Continuing south on 7th Ave. you walk until you reach 23rd St. Now right and walking on the left side of this street, at number 222 there is the Chelsea Hotel
. The historic hotel is frequented by artists such as Thomas Wolfe, Arthur Miller, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith and the scene of a crime story. Here Sid Vicious, bassist of the band Sex Pistols, killed his partner in his room under the effect of heroin.
Going back on 23rd St. to reach 6th Ave or Avenue of the Americas. Now right on this Avenue to 20th St. where at the northeast corner an old deconsecrated church that was over the years turned into a disco and then into a small shopping center while today it is an empty space. Continue on 6th Ave. to 14th St. where you turn left to reach Union Sq. where the first part of the itinerary ends.
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Continue from the north-west corner of Union Sq. to Broadway. The section of this famous street that goes from 8th St. and 23rd St. is part of the famous Ladies' Mile
, New York's commercial area of the nineteenth century. From Broadway to the right on 20th St. where at number 28 east there is the house where Theodore Roosevelt
, 26th president of the United States, was born. Continuing on 20th St. you reach Gramercy Park
. At number 15 of this pleasant square there is the National Arts Club
and the small park in the center of the square is one of only two private parks in the city, the other is Sunnyside Gardens Park
in Queens. From the north-west corner of the square you go on 21st St., westbound, until you reach Broadway. Here on the right, back on the Ladies' Mile to 23rd St. where on the left is the Flatiron Building
, the famous skyscraper that is located at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Broadway from the particular shape of "iron". A little further on in the section between 23rd St. and 24th St., precisely at number 200 of 5th Ave., there is a clock that marks the end of the Ladies Mile and at the same point there is Eataly for a possible restorative stop. The big square is Madison Sq. in the area of the Flatiron District. On the east side of the square is the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower
(23rd St. & 24th St.), the Appellate Division of New York State Supreme Court
(& 25th St.) and the New York Life Insurance Company Building
(26th St. & 27th St.).
Now take Madison Ave. north to 29th St., left here to Broadway. On this section is Little Church around the Corner
(Madison Ave. & 5th Ave.) and Marble Collegiate Reformed Church
(& 5th Ave.). Now turn right onto Broadway to 34th St. to return to the starting point of this itinerary where you will find the Manhattan Mall
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