Special walking tour: 
The Chelsea Historic District: And The Need to Expand It 


Sunday, December 1

2:00 PM — 4:00 PM 

Two years after the destruction of Federal-era houses with their distinctive Flemish Bond brickwork on West 19th Street, and the destabilization of adjacent properties including historic Saint Peter’s Church, the need to expand Chelsea’s central Historic District is more urgent than ever. In addition, the city’s previous approval of plans to demolish all but the facade of Chelsea’s oldest house, which is well within the current boundaries of the historic district, continues to pose a threat to the integrity of the district. Developers have already cited this precedent in proposing projects of a similar nature. Join Save Chelsea president Laurence Frommer as we revisit blocks both within and outside of the Chelsea Historic District.


For all further information and to RSVP please go to the below link. 




Learn more about Chelsea's Landmarked Buildings

Download to read the Historic District Council’s newly published Six to Celebrate brochure, “A Guide to Historic New York”.  The brochure includes a brief history of Chelsea and illustrated descriptions of nineteen historic sites from full-block giants like London Terrace and the Starrett-Lehigh Building to tiny treasures like the Empire Diner and West 18th Street stables. A map is also included. 












Click on the image to download a guide to Chelsea's landmarked buildings.

When the Real Estate Mogul Tried to Supersize His $8 Million Brownstone

In Chelsea, a wealthy investor with plans for a dream home must face preservationists who contend that things have gone too far. Read more. 









On Cushman Row, a Win for Preservationists and Historic Districts

"The LPC, led by Chair Sarah Carroll, patiently listened to testimony by elected officials, preservationist groups, and individuals—and came down on the side of genuine protection, by rejecting the most destructive part of the proposal."
Read more.

'That's Like Cutting The Baby In Half': Chelsea Preservationists Oppose Rear Demolition Of Historic Rowhouse - 418 West 20th Street

Preservationists and neighbors are fighting a Chelsea homeowner’s plan to demolish and expand the back of a nearly $8 million rowhouse, saying that such a move would ruin the uniform look and character of a prized group of homes built around 1840.  Read more.  


Save Chelsea's letter opposing facadism at Cushman Row.
















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Beer Garden Update!


If you've been following the story of the proposed Beer Garden on Pier 62, you'll be pleased to hear the exciting conclusion. On November 23rd, Save Chelsea, along with Chelsea Waterside Park Association and The Council of Chelsea Block Associations sent out a petition protesting the Beer Garden plan and urging others to Add their name to the list. Within a day, the petition had over 100 signatures, and was covered in DNAinfo [Link]. Within the same day, we heard that the Beer Garden plans had been cancelled with coverage on DNAinfo as well [Link].

Click here to see the Petition (Which is now closed).

Click here to read the e-mail we sent out detailing our views against the beer garden.

Click here to read the recent Chelsea Now article about the withdrawal of the Beer Garden application.

A proposal before CB4 would install a beer garden near a popular children’s carousel. Photo by Zach Williams.

A rendering of the beer garden, from the Merchants Hospitality website.

Save Chelsea's 10th Anniversary!

Where were you ten years ago?

A peek down Memory Lane - when it all began!

Check out The Villager from October 19th 2005, Click Here!


Many of us remember the proposed 17 story glass tower proposed on the grounds of The General Theological Seminary. Originally founded as Save Chelsea Historic District, our mission was to defeat the proposed building, which would have been 10 stories higher than the 75 foot height limit allowed within the Chelsea Historic District. Ultimately, working with our elected officials, members of the community, and The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the proposal was denied, and  the building ultimately erected is the far more contextually sensitive, seven-story brick building known as "The Enclave."


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