Chelsea has had quite a storied past, from deadly riots to the "West Side Cowboys" to a two-century-old Masonic Lodge.
In New York City, where office buildings and apartment complexes jet into the sky, stand-alone diners are a rare sight. Here are 10 you can still visit.
Empire Diner, the iconic NYC dining establishment in Chelsea, is slated to re-open under new management this November under chef John deLucie. Expect a return of the classics.
Get a glimpse of what iconic NYC vintage diners looked like in the 1990s from photographer Grégoire Alessandrini and the quest to save the diners.
Michael Perlman is one of those New Yorkers who has taken his fascination for urban quirks and history towards a greater mission--in his case, preservation.
Untapped New York took a trip to the Empire Diner, a month after it closed. Brooklyn-based writer Amanda Chatel and our photographer for this post reports that it looked "sad and desolate. The boarded up windows made it feel cold and lonely. The liveliness and energy was gone."