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7.2 out of 10

West 23rd St, Chelsea

Ranked 6th best street in Chelsea
40.7458066661644 -73.9997037438886
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish



"Defined the Flatiron district."

The Building on 23rd street gave the district its name, the Flatiron district. Its a nice typical street, other than the iconic building and the famed Chelsea Hotel, this street is like so many others in New York City. There are quite a few small restaurants and some art galleries, which is a must for any decent street in New York. West is more of a commercial area, where East 23rd street has more green areas a better residencial climate. For New york standards its a clean street, its nor particulary noise or quite.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"Historic - tourists HAVE to check it out"

Tourists have to get over to West 23rd to see the Flatiron Building – which everyone has already seen in the Spiderman movies – but still, it’s a sight to behold. The street offers plenty of theatre history, too – this area was once the Broadway of the late 19th century. Rock fans should check out the Chelsea Hotel, also on this street – and view the place where Sid killed Nancy and Leonard Cohen bedded Janis Joplin.

"On W 23rd Street"

W 23rd St is a nice street in Chelsea, the neighborhood famous for its art galleries. I used to pass by W 23rd St on my way to the swimming pool. It hosts one of the most famous hotels in New York City: The Chelsea Hotel. Its twelve-story red brick building is the center of bohemian and artistic activities. Inside, it displays some works of its famous visitors.

"Start or End a Night out in Chelsea"

Tewnty third street is fantastic, it has anything you could possibly want to either start off or finish off a night out in Chelsea. You can catch dinner at the giant BBQ, with its famous margarita fishbowls, or you can go to any of the other diners or a bit finer restaurants around. It is a super convenient location as far as transportation is concerned, with access to pretty much all the lines across the board. It is also not far from Herald Square, another great shopping area. If you’re in dire need for Home Improvement, paint because your ex drew on your walls, look no further than Home Depot between 5th and 6th aves. Of course, to finish off a night out in Chelsea, there is nothing more fun than an evening at the trailer park, a run down, hick-style decorated bar, which looks like a trailer park and serves up some mighty fine moon pies.

"Good Street, Good Eats"

This street has every convenience imaginable in terms of shopping. In terms of eating, you should Rub Barbecue for some finger licking good cuisine. I haven't tried it: my father is a master Barbecuer and I can't bring myself to eat anything but his, but I'm sure one of the 250 people inside the place could tell you ALL about it!

West 23th Street is close to the following metro stations: A, C, E, L at 34th Street, Penn Station, 1,2,3 at 28th Street, an the B,D,F,N, J, R, N, W at 34th Street & Herald Square. It is also accessible to many buses. Foot traffic is heavy, and it is a good neighborhood for all people!

"Street to Get Things Done"

So with the opening of Home Depot on the stretch of 23rd between 5th and 6th, this is where to go to start home improvement projects. There is a locksmith on the south side of the street as well. The street runs both ways so make sure you look right and left before crossing. It's close to Madison Square Park so you can picnic there on sunny days. The one restaurant that I recommend here is the Rickshaw Dumpling Bar. Avoid the watermelon lemonade though--it's sickly sweet. The duck dumplings are delicious as are the chocolate filled ones.

"The Center of the Gallery Crawl in Chelsea"

Home of the Galleries, west 23rd and surrounding is where you will find tons of art galleries to walk through. Many people like to go to the art openings that occur on Friday and Saturday night. The food is always insanely expensive in this neighborhood because it is frequented by people who can actually afford to buy art! Imagine that!

"Take a Trip to the Past and Visit the Ladies Mile"

In the late 1800's a wide variety of Large Department Stores were built on Sixth Ave. between 14th and 23st. This strech became known as the Ladies Mile. Although many of the stores have moved out the grand buildings still remain. It is a very enjoyable walk down Sixth Ave imagining what it was like for people from small towns to arrive in New York City and how amazing it must have been for the new arrivals.

"About 23rd Street"

23rd street is a long lane with 11th avenue and FDR drive on its endpoints. The 23rd street is divided into two sectors the West 23rd street and the East 23rd street. The intersection on 5th avenue serves as the divisor for the two sectors. Throughout the lane, commercial establishments and residences can be found.

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