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West Chelsea Q1 2013 ~ Hang On To What You Got.

West Chelsea Q1 2013 ~ Hang On To What You Got.

There are 223 galleries in West Chelsea at the start of 2013: They are distributed as illustrated below:   Of the 137 Ground Floor spaces available, 108 galleries are on the ground floor: 88 are leased, 20 are owned and 32 are non-art users.     Of the 7,843,000 SF of total building SF in...
Two On The Inside ~ 541 W 21 and 511 W 21

Two On The Inside ~ 541 W 21 and 511 W 21

There are two properties available inside the M1-5 district otherwise known as West Chelsea Gallery District – South that should be gallery buildings but instead are being marketed to a single , most likely, non-art user. 511 W 21st is on the block to be demolished and rebuilt with a glass tower and leased to...
Rezoning

Rezoning

It’s a fairly easy matter to change the zoning in a neighborhood, just look at Hudson Square (see this article). That’s why it is important for galleries to get involved with the process and be active with city agencies, especially in West Chelsea. It starts with Community Board 4 meetings. The next meeting is at...
West Chelsea After 2005 ~ North and South

West Chelsea After 2005 ~ North and South

The two M1-5 districts established in the 2005 “Special West Chelsea District” Zoning Resolution are shown on the map below. You can read the entire text of Article IX, Chapter 8 here.These two areas – West Chelsea Gallery District North and South – are the last stand for galleries, sort of the Alamo for the...
Landmarked Historic West Chelsea

Landmarked Historic West Chelsea

West Chelsea is considered special enough by The City of New York to have been partially landmarked as an official historic district. This means that buildings within the red outlines on the map below cannot be demolished, broken up or altered without approval of plans and permission from The Landmarks Preservation Committee, a process that...