"a taxi down to Chelsea"

 

Townhouses on 23rd Street in Chelsea
GNU Free Documentation LicenseTownhouses on 23rd Street in Chelsea - Credit: Beyond My Ken

 Chelsea is a neighbourhood on the West Side of Manhattan in New York. It is primarily residential, consisting of townhouses built around the 1830s, and has recently become a centre of New York’s art world, with many galleries located in renovated warehouses and new purpose-built venues. Changez later describes the art galleries of Chelsea as 'an insider's world - the chic heart of this city' (p.64).