Chelsea: 1986.

[West 17th Street at 10th Avenue, looking west.]

In some ways, Chelsea in 1986 in not so different from what it is today. Sure, the neighborhood has changed and evolved in many ways, but it has also remained a diverse community of people, activities, and uses. The preservation and reuse of High Line adds another interesting element to the rich history of Chelsea and when Section 1 of the High Line opens later this year, the neighborhood will evolve yet again. Photos courtesy Department of City Planning.

[9th Avenue, looking north.] Click to see more photos.

[14th Street at 9th Avenue, looking south.]

[10th Avenue and 15th Street, looking north.]

[West Side Highway and 15th Street, looking south.]

[10th Avenue and 17th Street, looking south.]

[9th Avenue and 15th Street, looking north.]

[9th Avenue and 17th Street, looking south.]

[17th Street at 9th Avenue, looking east.]

[15th Street at West Side Highway, looking east.]

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One Response

  1. These are great photos. I love old photos of Manhattan neighborhoods. The High Line epecially. I hope you can dig up some more. The way the MPD has changed in that photo is fascinating.

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