More than any other New York City neighborhood, Chelsea, which lies between Midtown and the West Village, has the greatest concentration of gay-frequented restaurants, shops, and bars, plus a handful of accommodations. Here's a gallery of gay-popular hangouts all throughout the neighborhood as well as in the adjoining - and trendy - Meatpacking District.
|East of Eighth, a romantic bistro on West 23rd Street||Jensen-Lewis, a contemporary furniture shop on 7th Avenue||Cafeteria, a 24/7 mod-diner on 7th Avenue at W. 17th Street||Charlie Chaplin, the friendly kitty who "works" at the Chelsea Pines Inn|
|Blue Store, a sex-toy and erotica shop on 8th Avenue||The Joyce Theater, 8th Avenue||VYNL Chelsea, the trendy restaurant and lounge on 8th Avenue||Momoya Chelsea, a highly acclaimed sushi and Japanese restaurant on 7th Ave|
|8th Avenue, Chelsea's busiest thoroughfare for gay bars, porn shops & eateries||Elmo, a sleek restaurant and mixed gay/straight lounge on 7th Avenue||Le Pain Quotidien Chelsea, the Beglian boulangerie and cafe on 7th Avenue||High Line Park seating and waterfeature, near Chelsea Market|