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In response to the Empire Station Complex plan by the Empire State Development Corp., Save Chelsea has been an active participant in forums to explain its effects to the public. On August 19, 2022, trustees Bill Borock, Andrew Cronson, and Kitt Garrett attended a special listening session with Rep. Carolyn Maloney to address the plan's impacts on the neighborhood.


















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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