Chelsea is loosely defined by 14th Street to the south and 30th Street to the north between Sixth Avenue and the Hudson River. The neighborhood is bounded by the Flatiron District to the east, the Hudson River to the west, the Meatpacking district/Greenwich Village to the south and the garment district to the north.
Icon's rental apartments are situated in residential neighborhoods with tree-lined streets and are surrounded by low-rise townhouses and apartment buildings. The main retail thoroughfares are the avenues to the east and west. Local amenities including restaurants, convenience stores, and retail are within immediate proximity.
West Chelsea, a mecca of contemporary art, featuring hundreds of galleries in the area with additional galleries continuously adding Chelsea to their address.
Since the arrival of the galleries in the mid 1990's, the area has experienced consistent redevelopment.
Chelsea Piers, completed in 1993, reclaimed the waterfront as an accessible recreational complex and was the first significant investment made in West Chelsea in several decades. The emergence of Chelsea Piers as a destination for families and youth seeking unduplicated recreational facilities enabled West Chelsea to be discovered. Current facilities include an ice skating rink, climbing walls, basketball courts, a golf range, restaurants and bars.
Chelsea is also well-served by transportation. The West Side Highway is accessible immediately West, and the cross-town bus and local subway service is located within blocks.