Chelsea Art by Bike and Foot

Chelsea Art by Bike & Foot

Weekend Getaway, Day 1: 2 miles, Day 2: 3 miles

Overview

Lani Tarozzi, the route curator, pictured with her two sons who keep up with their mom by skateboarding alongside her.

Lani Tarozzi, the route curator, pictured with her two sons who keep up with their mom by skateboarding alongside her.

NYC offers enough interesting things to do to keep you biking for years and it's also surprisingly easy to bike around with all the separated bike lanes and greenways. If you've always wanted to see NYC by bike, here's your chance. Pack your bags for a weekend getaway! These two routes are a constellation of sites connecting art, architecture, food, drink & browsing found in the West Village, Chelsea and Downtown.

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Map & Logistics

Click on map image to download printable PDF.

Click on map image to download printable PDF.

Map

Bikes

Citibike Share  various locations (map)

$9.95+ daily for sturdy city bike with generator lights and a front rack for your bag

Echelon Cycles  51 8th Avenue | (212) 206-7656

$40+ daily for cruisers includes helmet & lock

Transit Connection

MTA (Subway Map) - "Bicycles are permitted on Subway trains at all times. However, we strongly recommend that cyclists avoid boarding crowded rush hour trains." MTA.info

Day 1

Start of Ride - A line, 14th Street

End of Ride - A line, 34th Street

Day 2

Start of Ride - A line, 14th Street

End of Ride - C line, 23rd Street

What to Bring?

$22 for admission to Whitney Museum, credit card for Citibike rental or food, camera, comfortable shoes if you plan to walk the High Line

High Line view of IAC and 100 11th Ave buildings on the left.

High Line view of IAC and 100 11th Ave buildings on the left.

Highlights

A. Bonsignour Cafe  35 Jane Street | (212) 229-9700

Rustic cafe with the freshest soups, salads & sandwiches served-up by just the nicest & most charming folks. The outdoor bench serves-up some of the greatest downtown people watching. $$ M-Sa 7:30am-10pm / Su 7:30am-8pm

B. WHITNEY MUSEUM 99 GANSEVOORT STREET | WWW.WHITNEY.ORG | (212) 570-3600

New location as of May 2015! Building designed by Italian architect, Renzo Piano, who was credited by TIME as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. The museum has 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries & 13,000 square feet of outdoors, offering the most expansive display of modern & contemporary American Art. Admission $22. Su-W 10:30am-6pm / Tues closed / Th-Sa 10:30am-10pm

C. HUDSON RIVER GREENWAY  BATTERY PARK TO 59TH STREET | WWW.HUDSONRIVERPARK.ORG | (212) 627-2020

Bikeway & park runs along the Hudson River from Battery Place at the southern tip of Manhattan to West 59th Street where it connects with Riverside Park which runs north up & past the George Washington Bridge.

South of the galleries - more scenic ride, dotted with art & sculpture, Statue of Liberty at the southern most end.

North of the galleries - Intrepid, Riverside Park dotted with art & sculptures, George Washington Bridge at the northern end.

D. DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY  525 WEST 19TH STREET | WWW.DAVIDZWIRNER.COM | (212) 727-2070

Contemporary art gallery showcasing a mix of world-renowned artists. Free. Tu– Sa 10AM–6PM

E. STORY  144 10TH AVENUE | WWW.THISISSTORY.COM | (212) 242-4853

Boutique taking the viewpoint of a magazine. Changes like a gallery & sells things like a store. $$ Su- M 11am-7pm / T-W 11am-8pm / Th 11am-9pm / F-Sa 11am-8pm

F. HIGH LINE  WWW.THEHIGHLINE.ORG | (212) 500-6035

Out-of-use railway trestle converted into a public landscaped walkway… it's amazing! Take some time to do a little walkabout on The Highline. Apr 1-May 31 7am–10pm / June 1-Sept 30 7am–11pm / Oct 1-Nov 30 7am–10pm

G. Chelsea Market  75 9th Avenue | chelseamarket.com | (212) 652-2110

Greatest urban food gallery & shopping market. Originally was the National Biscuit Company's factory. Interior architecture is as interesting as the food & shops. $$ M-Sa 7am-9pm / Su 8am-8pm

H. Printed Matter  195 10th Avenue | www.printedmatter.org | (212) 925-0325

World's leading non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation & sale of artists' books. $$ M–W 11am–7pm / Th–F 11am–8pm / Sa 11AM–7PM / Su closed

I. DIA ART FOUNDATION  535 WEST 22ND STREET | DIAART.ORG | (212) 989-5566

Dia is the Greek word meaning "through". Founded to enable artists to achieve visionary projects that might not be realized because of their scale or scope. Free.

J. Ovest Pizzoteca  513 West 27th Street #2 | www.ovestnyc.com | (212) 967-4392

Naples-style dining & enoteca selection of wines. Wood & brick-oven pizza, homemade pasta with comfortable & casual dining. $$ 7 days 12pm-12am

extras

1. li-lac chocolates | 40 8th Avenue | www.li-lacchocolates.com | (212) 924-2280

Li-Lac Chocolates is Manhattan's oldest chocolate house - a New York tradition since 1923. They make old-world artisan chocolate in small batches using original recipes, time-honored techniques, and quality ingredients. Get a bag full of sweet treats for a pick-me-up along the ride. $$ M-Th 11am-8pm / F-Sa 11am-9pm / Su 11am-7pm

2. TEICH DESIGNS  22 8TH AVENUE | WWW.TEICHDESIGN.COM | (212) 537-6630

Family-owned boutique selling small-batch & handcrafted items. They sell Tandem's Skirtweights here too! $$ M-Sa 11am-7pm / Su 11am-6am

3. STANDARD HOTEL  848 WASHINGTON STREET | WWW.STANDARDHOTELS.COM/HIGH-LINE | (212) 645-4646

Commissioned by internationally acclaimed hotelier Andre Balazs. Sleek & gritty architecture in the heart of the Meatpacking District. No need to get off your bike to see this from the bike path.

4. IAC BUILDING  555 WEST 18TH STREET | WWW.IAC.COM | (212) 314-7300

World famous Canadian architect, Frank Gehry, designed the building. Twisted tower with sections packed together like cells of a beehive with the cells having the appearance of sails skinned over the skeleton of the building. No need to get off your bike to see this from the bike path.

5. 100 11TH AVENUE

Residential building designed by the prestigious French architect Jean Nouvel who described it as "a vision machine" - one of the most technologically advanced curtain wall system in NYC & refers to the West Chelsea industrial masonry & architectural traditions.

6. THE KITCHEN  512 WEST 19TH STREET | WWW.THEKITCHEN.ORG | (212) 255-5793

Non-profit performance space. Check the website to see if there will be any shows during your ride. Gallery is FREE, Tu-F 12-6 PM / Sa 11AM-6PM. Box Office open Tu-Sa 2-6pm and 1 hour before each show. Ticket prices vary.

7. MORGAN LEHMAN GALLERY  535 WEST 22ND STREET | MORGANLEHMANGALLERY.COM | (212) 268-6699

Contemporary art gallery representing internationally renowned American artists working in a diverse array of media. There are many galleries located within this building. Free. Tu- Sa 10am-6pm

8. GAGOSIAN GALLERY  555 WEST 24TH STREET | WWW.GAGOSIAN.COM | (212) 741-1111

Presents a roster of ambitious exhibitions by the world's most acclaimed living artists. Free. Tu–Sa 10am-6pm

9. MARY BOONE GALLERY  541 WEST 24TH STREET | WWW.MARYBOONEGALLERY.COM | (212) 752-2929

This gallery allows for an expanded exhibition schedule & provides facilities for larger-scale works and dramatic installations. Free. Tu-F 10am-6pm / Sa 10am-6pm

10. TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES  231 10TH AVENUE | WWW.TAGLIALATELLAGALLERIES.COM | (212) 367-0881

Specializes in Street Art and 21st Century Contemporary Masters with a focus on the Pop Movement. Free. M-Sa 10am-6pm / Su (Seasonally) 11am-5pm.

11. JIM KEMPNER FINE ART  501 WEST 23RD STREET | JIMKEMPNERFINEART.COM | (212) 206-6872

Contemporary art in all media with special emphasis on Contemporary Master prints. Free. Tu-Sa 10am-6 pm

12. PAUL KASMIN GALLERY  293 10TH AVENUE | WWW.PAULKASMINGALLERY.COM | (212) 563-4474

Supports on-going intellectual & visual dialogue with influential modern & contemporary artists, representing several generations of internationally recognized artists working in a variety of media. Free. Tu-Sa 10am-6pm

13. 547 W 27TH STREET GALLERIES

Several galleries under one roof includes Luise Ross (self-taught artists), Sundaram Tagore (exchange between Western & non-Western cultures) and Emmanuel Fremin (emerging & mid-career artists).