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After Sandy ~ Q1 2013

After Sandy ~ Q1 2013

It’s been a few months since the Hudson surged into West Chelsea and the effects are still being felt. It likely won’t be the last time. The FEMA Flood Map below, shows the 100-year flood level in orange (High Risk of 1% Actual Chance of Flooding) and the Moderate Risk area in gray (0.2% Actual...
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...
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...