Press Coverage

Chelsea's Hottest Hotspots!
New York Post, April 12, 2013
Get out of the cafe! Thanks to free outdoor Wi-Fi in Chelsea, now you’ll never have to settle for coffee – and fight over a table or an electrical outlet – at Starbucks again.
Chelsea Gets Neighborhood-Sized Wi-Fi Network
Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2013
A new Wi-Fi network sponsored by Google Inc. and Chelsea Improvement Company extends from West 14th Street to West 19th Street between Eighth Avenue and the West Side Highway...
Airstream Lobster Tank Brings $18 Rolls To Meatpacking District
Gothamist, September 26, 2012
Over the weekend a new lobster purveyor rolled into town, setting up shop at 15th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.
New French market brings some continental flavor to Chelsea
New York Daily News, July 11, 2012
Outdoor booths aim to offer fare that's different from typical greenmarket choices, with pastries, organic selections, meats and cheeses
Adding a French Accent to the New York Market Scene
New York Times, June 23, 2012
Bensidoun USA, the American branch of the company that runs all the public food markets in Paris – 26 outdoors under canopies and six indoors – will open its first market in New York on Friday, at the invitation of and in partnership with the Chelsea Improvement Company.
Eats Beat: New York restaurant news for June 20, 2012
New York Daily News, June 20, 2012
New responsibilities, new revenue sources and preparing for the rebound top concerns for 2012 (PDF)
Downtown Idea Exchange, January 1, 2012
Wi-Fi access will continue to serve downtowns well
Downtown Promotion Reporter, January 1, 2012
2012 signals a renewed focus on women and the arts
Downtown Promotion Reporter, January 1, 2012
Case study: Chelsea Improvement District (PDF)
Landscape Forms Insite, December 23, 2011
Industrial designer Ignacio Ciocchini's custom streetscape elements play an important role in the Chelsea Improvement Company's goal to enhance pedestrian safety and aesthetic experience in this busy part of the city.
NY1 Flash Mob Turns Heads in Chelsea Triangle
New York 1, December 3, 2011
It's a flash mob, so there are no introductions. The music starts and that's the cue.
Have a Seat! Bloomberg Installs 1,000 CityBenches in All Five Boroughs
New York Observer, October 20, 2011
Could a bench make the city more pleasant?
Flexible use and programming enliven public space
Downtown Promotion Reporter, August 1, 2011
Free Salsa Dancing Sashays into Chelsea Triangle
DNAInfo, June 28, 2011
Free salsa hits Chelsea's public plaza on Thursday.
Food Coming to Chelsea Pedestrian Plaza
DNAInfo, May 19, 2011
The group that brought Brazilian dance classes to W. 14th Street and Ninth Avenue wants to have food there, too.
Making the most of a modest public space (PDF)
Downtown Idea Exchange, May 1, 2011
While most revitalization projects take years of planning and implementation, there is another way and a faster way, to create or revitalize public spaces.
Curbed Awards '10: Adventures in Urban Planning
Curbed, December 29, 2010
Coolest Seat on the Street
New Public Bench is Unveiled in Chelsea
DNAinfo, September 1, 2010
A prototype for a new public bench at 16th Street and 10th Avenue gives Chelsea residents a new place to sit.
FREE Capoeira Classes in Chelsea
New York Daily News, August 9, 2010
The Chelsea Improvement Company is sponsoring free outdoor capoeira classes open to the public in Chelsea this Summer.
From Street to Club, Moving to a Latin Beat
New York Times, July 22, 2010
Then there's the outdoor Sunset Salsa series....The evening there begins with a free salsa lesson from 6:30 to 7:30, followed by dancing until 9, all against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, and with envious, gawking passengers in passing buses and taxis as an audience.
The Market Force – Chelsea Market Facade Gets a Makeover
New York Post, January 17, 2008