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Chelsea, one of the hottest neighborhoods in Manhattan, is located on the west side between 14th and 34th street. Stylish, trendy yet welcoming, this diverse area provides a comfortable and safe atmosphere for people of all lifestyles. The abundance and variety of restaurants, nightclubs and bars is surpassed only by the ever-changing art scene. Weekend flea markets, off Broadway theaters and the Chelsea Piers sports complex provide further entertainment. Chelsea's history, which dates back to the 18th century, is evidenced by the diverse architecture in this area. The buildings range from lofts, to 19th century brownstones, to townhouses converted into multi apartment units, to large apartment buildings. The charming tree-lined streets, studded with restaurants and cafes attract young professionals artists and businesspeople alike. With nine different subway lines passing through this neighborhood, Chelsea is not only one of the most exciting but also one of the most accessible areas in the city.