Chelsea is a diverse neighborhood located between the Garment District to the North and the Village to the South. It runs along the Hudson Waterfront, and its Eastern Border is often described as 7th Avenue, or even as far as Broadway.
Chelsea can be home to any type of firm. At the southern border of Midtown, there are several large retail buildings, which will make good space for a large firm, which doesn't want to pay Midtown prices. On the other hand, there are several large retail complexes which can house upscale and budget shops. Art galleries from SoHo have started to spill over. In addition, New York's gay and lesbian scene is centered around Chelsea (and to a lesser extent the West Village). Prices in Chelsea are rising fast, so firms need to act soon to get a good deal.
Chelsea is ideal for clients with employees living in Greenwich Village, or commuting from the West Side. It is close to Penn Station and has all types of space. Optimal Spaces has done several deals in Chelsea, and knows requirements for leasing both retail and retail successfully.