Chelsea is well known for its very diverse ethnic and social scene. Whether you have an affinity for the arts, fine dining, or would like to be part of the LGBTQ community, Chelsea will definitely expose you to exotic restaurants and bars that are perfect for a night on the town. HIGH LINE CHELSEA HOTEL For historic culture, why not visit the Chelsea Hotel? As the Chelsea section of Manhattan developed between the 1830 to the 1880s, the Chelsea Hotel rose on 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue and was one of the tallest buildings in New York City at the time.