Savor Old Chelsea's Past, If Not the Prices

Cheap Chelsea apartments pretty much have gone extinct, with developers churning out new buildings and turning warehouses into condos. (The High Line's arrival will likely zoom prices further into the stratosphere.) But the newly arrived glitz and gloss — even the Chelsea Hotel's being fancified — and the long-established retail rows (Container Store, anyone?) can sometimes obscure the neighborhood's charms. That includes a historic center with townhouses rivaling other neighborhoods' brownstones and one of the world's biggest — at the time it was built, anyway — mega-apartment buildings, London Terrace. And don't forget a gallery scene that continues to thrive. To get a better feel for Chelsea, stop by this weekend's open houses, listed after the jump. —S. Jhoanna Robledo

Studio

465 W. 23rd St., nr. Tenth Ave., Apt. 2G Sunday, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. $525,000

One-Bedroom


420 W. 25th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Apt.1H

Sunday, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Tuesday, 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

$1,825,000

Two-Bedroom


251 W. 19th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Apt. 4A

Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

$2,250,000

468 W. 23rd St., nr. Tenth Ave., Apt. 1B
Sunday, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
$2,250,000

252 Seventh Ave., nr. 25th St., Apt. 7G
Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.
$2,650,000