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West Chelsea: A ‘Vibrant’ Area Full of Art and Architecture

By: Aileen Jacobson
Published: 2/10/2021Source: The New York Times

Featuring Steve Gold: 

West Chelsea: A ‘Vibrant’ Area Full of Art and Architecture


Known for galleries, high-design buildings and the High Line, the neighborhood attracts a mix of people, from art lovers to finance and tech workers.
In the early days of the pandemic, a group of West Chelsea residents raised funds to buy meals from local restaurants for workers at the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Station 7, at West 23rd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
“What else can I tell you about this fabulous neighborhood?” asked Susan Numeroff, a member of the group who organized the effort to make life easier for their emergency medical workers (and help out local restaurants, too). Ms. Numeroff, 63, who has lived on West 23rd Street since 2010 and is president of the West 400 Block Association, touts the beauty and diversity of her rapidly growing neighborhood, which includes upscale homes, middle-class apartments and two public housing projects.
Stretching from West 14th Street to West 30th Street, and from Ninth Avenue to the Hudson River, the former industrial area has steadily added amenities over the past few decades, including the 28-acre Chelsea Piers sports and entertainment complex, dozens of art galleries and the High Line, the elevated park filled with plantings and artwork. Now, sleek new buildings, many designed by prominent architects, are going up in the neighborhood.
“It’s a very exciting place to live right now,” said Steve Gold, a Corcoran broker who lives and works there. “There’s more and more life, more and more services.” People are taking advantage of pandemic-related discounts to upgrade, he said, and young families are moving in.
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