Denny Heller, a real estate agent here at Benjamin James had a little “gossip” today:

Hope to shop you soon!

Have I got some scoop! I heard from a reliable source that Trader Joe was in talks to open a store at 675 Sixth Ave at 21st street. This would be so great because the only grocery store in Chelsea is on 7th and 8th ave in the 20’s and nothing in central Chelsea. Not only would it be good for the residents but great for Benjamin James traffic as well as residents in 21Chelsea. (building where Benjamin James office is located)


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Here is a building review of “21 Chelsea” by Benjamin James Agent Suzanne Belmont:



120 West 21st Street, affectionately known as “21 Chelsea”, is a handsome and luxurious fifteen story red brick doorman rental apartment building situated on a quiet tree lined street. It was the first “off the avenue” Chelsea high rise.  As you walk down 21st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in NYC’s incomparable Chelsea, it is unmistakable with its modern glass canopied entrance. 

This A-l building was built in 2001 and features Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom apartments with a 24 hour doorman, porters and a friendly, hands-on, live-in super.  The sleek, modern lobby has beautiful inlaid granite floors. There is a separate room where your laundry, dry cleaning and packages are held.  A note is slipped into each mailbox to notify tenants of a delivery.   Bike room and card operated laundry facilities are also located off the lobby entrance.  There is a garage (Central Parking 212 633 6488) and a leasing office (212 645 4477) on the premises.

The Lobby

The Lobby

One of this Chelsea apartment building’s best features is the stunning landscaped roof deck, decorated with lounge chairs, tables and a variety of trees, gorgeous flowers and 360 degree sweeping views of the City.

Rooftop Garden and Deck

Rooftop Garden and Deck

21 Chelsea rental apartments are extremely spacious with extra wide living rooms and bedrooms.  With large casement windows, beautiful polished hardwood strip floors and wonderful closet space, many offer walk-in closets. 
The kitchens are of condominium quality with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (full size refrigerator, dishwasher microwave) and generous cabinetry.

The large designer bathrooms feature white ceramic tile, chrome fixtures, white vanities and celebrity lighting.
Units are pre-wired for multiple phone lines, high speed cable, high speed internet access, as well as individually controlled heating and air conditioning.  Some units feature private terraces. A major plus is that the apartments are offered at below market rental rates which translate to at least 8-15% cheaper than any of the Sixth Avenue Chelsea luxury buildings.

Chelsea: The Neighborhood
120 West 21st Street offers easy access to subways on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, V and L lines.  Chelsea is known for its dining, shopping, bars, nightclubs, art galleries and upbeat creative atmosphere. The local clubbers, artists and the Chelsea residents shop this neighborhood’s exclusive designer boutiques and cool consignment stores. Here’s a short list of Chelsea’s Best: Gascogne, Victory Cafe, Intermezzo, Elmo, Cafteria, Merchants, Chipolte Mexican, Tono Sushi, Craft Steak, Del Posto, Comme des Gacons, Camouflage, Giraudon Shoes, Luigi Men’s Clothing, Loehmanns and Barneys Co-op, Equinox Health Club, New York Health & Racquet, Steel and Barton Gyms, Bed, Bath & Beyond, The Gap, Old Navy, TJ Max, Filenes Basement, Container Store, Duane Reade, Staples, Best Buy, Citibank, Chase Bank, TD Commerce Bank, Valley National Bank and Bank of America. CENTRAL TO UNION SQUARE: Great Restaurants, Bars, Cafes, Shopping and Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Staples, Duane Reade, Citibank, Chase Bank, TD Commerce Bank, AT&T, Verizon, Barnes & Noble, DSW, Filenes Basement, Anthropology, Gramercy Tavern, Angelo and Maxies, Blue Water Grill, Duke’s, Republic Noodle and Union Square Cafe.

Chelsea: The History
Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the Manhattan borough of New York City. It is located to the south of Hell’s Kitchen and the Garment District starting at 34th Street, and north of Greenwich Village, and the Meatpacking District that centers on West 14th Street. The neighborhood is part of Manhattan Community Board 4 and Manhattan Community Board 5. An area in the neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Chelsea Historic District.

Chelsea is sometimes referred to, along with Hell’s Kitchen, as Manhattan West. A longstanding weekly newspaper is called the “Chelsea-Clinton News.” The weekly newspaper, “Chelsea Now”, also serves the neighborhood…

The History section was taken courtesy of WikiPedia and you can read more about Chelsea’s History, Data, Demographics and fun facts here:,_Manhattan

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