‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Clement Clark Moore

December 24, 2009

The Night Before Christmas

Tis the season to honor a great scholar and former West Chelsea Resident, Clement Clarke Moore, author of the very well known poem, “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. In the historic area of West Chelsea, a New York City Park is named after Moore, a renowned professor of literature at Columbia University in the 1800’s.

In the historic district of West Chelsea, one can find beautiful townhouses and brownstones many having been restored to their original grandeur.  This lovely neighborhood, spans blocks which are home to countless artists, galleries, art dealers, and restaurants. West Chelsea continues to be one of the most desirable areas to live in Manhattan.

Another point of interest in West Chelsea; The High Line, which runs the length of West Chelsea is not only unique, but is also one of the loveliest parks in Manhattan and an enjoyable way to see this great neighborhood. Strolling above Tenth Avenue on the High Line, enjoy a birds’ eye view of West Chelsea, the surrounding Manhattan skyline and beautiful views of the Hudson River. Stroll through this historic district, visit art galleries such as Gagosian, Matthew Marks, and Sonnabend, or walk a few minutes south to the Meatpacking District for a wonderful assortment of designer fashion boutiques such as Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, Micheal Kors and many others.
 
Happy holidays to all and to all a joyful new year!
 
Catherine Adams 

http://www.benjaminjames.com

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