The Cabana Bar is a very warm and friendly roof top outdoor hotspot that is not only connected to the scene in downtown NYC, but has everything you need to enjoy fun and relaxing cocktails, music and dance with our guests. For visitors to New York and our premier night life destination spot we have compiled a quick guide to our Chelsea and Meat Packing neighborhoods of New York City and is here to help you make the most of your visit.
About The Chelsea and Meatpacking Area of NYC
The neighborhood of Chelsea is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on the West Side of Manhattan just south of New York’s Garment District and north of Greenwich Village and the historic Meat Packing District. It sits just off the Hudson River and is home to the Chelsea Piers, once the primary luxury cruise ship terminal from 1910 to 1935. In addition to welcoming arriving merchant marines and longshoremen, Chelsea was the heart of the motion picture industry before World War I and by the late 19th century, Chelsea was the center for American theater, the arts and a new focal point to NYC culture and the LGBTQ scene.
Today Chelsea has become the focal point for the New York art scene as galleries began to move from SoHo in the late 1990’s from 16th Street to 27th Street along 9th & 10th Avenues. In addition to galleries, the Rubin Museum of Art, New York Live Arts and the legendary Joyce Theater all call Chelsea their home including an inspiring nine-story glass sculpted structure by world renowned architect, Frank Gehry.
The High Line Elevated Park
Built in the 1930’s, the High Line is an abandoned 1.45 mile section of a former elevated freight train railroad that spans Manhattans West side between 34th Street through Chelsea and the Meat Packing District.
New York City, with the help of world renowned architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is now converting this old stretch of mercantile waterfront into one of the city’s biggest expansion of natural parks and recreation space to date. It will feature lush green landscaping, multi-level sidewalks, sun decks, park benches, water elements and picnic areas.
Section 1 of the new elevated landscape opened on June 9th from Gansevoort Street to the Maritime Hotel on 20th Street for previews of the park. It is an amazing site to see. Beauty, tranquility and the energy of Downtown Manhattan designed by the best in the world. The signature landscaping by designer Piet Oudolf of James Corner Field Operations are on view.
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