What I really like about living in Chelsea, is actually many different things. First, there is the ethnic and social diversity in the area. Secondly, the youthfulness gives it an informal lifestyle. It also has a cluby feel during the weekend that make it different from the rest of the week.
The neighborhood has changed a lot over the past decade. The real meat packing district has really chilled down. The overnight routine used to be shady, now it has become hip and fun.
Chelsea has kept many independent boutiques and developed new ones. The art galleries are moving art all year round and world class DJs play at least once a month in an ultra-equipped sound system night club. The Chelsea market is three blocks away from our apartment,with our poissonnier, our boulangerie and boucherie. Our favorite restaurant, Dell'Anima, is four blocks down Hudson.
Equinox gym on 10th Avenue has a yoga studio over looking the Highline. I ran into my friend DJ Timka there. That's how you know you are home, when you see your friends in the neighborhood.
My ginza master hairdresser is from Japan and speaks just a few work of English. He must be using scissor made in the same place as my knives made out of number one blue carbon steel. It is frightening to hear the sharpness of the blades when he gets close to the ear.