Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows spoke for many of us when he sang, "Something about the buildings in Chelsea just kills me/Maybe in a month or two/Maybe when things are different for me/Maybe when things are different for you." His lyrics embody so very many of Chelsea's qualities: deadly, confusing, kind of dumb, a little gay. As part of our ongoing quest to document every single neighborhood in New York City, we sent Richard Blakeley and Joshua David Stein to report from the fields of Chelsea.

Previously: TriBeCa, NoLIta, Williamsburg, Park Slope.