Posts Tagged: chelsea

Amazing New Park Planned for New York Gayborhood

A crumbling old Hudson River pier once used by ocean liners like the Lusitania will be torn down and replaced by a 2.7 acre park on the water featuring rolling hills and an outdoor amphitheater. Mayor de Blasio is expected to reveal further details about the park at a press conference this morning, but the… Read more »

Gym to Move into Famed Chelsea Gayborhood Club Space

The popular David Barton Gym announced recently that in the fall of 2014 it’s going to move into the Limelight in Chelsea and convert the iconic space into a 20,000-square-foot workout destination. The Church of the Holy Communion and Buildings was constructed in the grand Gothic Revival style back in 1846 by architect Richard Upjohn… Read more »

The Decline of Chelsea as a Gayborhood

Lost leases, rent increases, a shifting residential dynamic, and the influx of tourist and tech dollars are all playing their part in recasting the role of Eighth Avenue between 14th and 23rd Streets — the commercial spine of Chelsea. But this is not simply a story about the ever-gentrification of Manhattan, it’s also another telling… Read more »

New York’s Chelsea Gayborhood to Get Super Pier

Back in April, I reported that Chelsea’s Pier 57, which last year hosted an indoor version of NYC Pride’s famed Pier Dance, had been leased to retail developers who promise a massive $200M makeover. This week the project’s management announced that the new complex will be called SuperPier. From the press release: SuperPier, when complete… Read more »