14th Street Park
Situated between 14th Street, 10th Avenue and the West Side Highway, the 14th Street Park is a sundrenched 0.75 acre refuge featuring a round central lawn, encircled by a crown of trees. Park amenities include seasonal plantings, tables, and chairs. CIC also offers a variety of free fitness classes, ranging from yoga to belly dancing. The annual New York Wine and Food Festival also calls the 14th Street Park home each year during their October culinary extravaganza.
Reclaimed in 2009 as a pedestrian plaza, the Chelsea Triangle was transformed by CIC from a roadbed into an urban oasis. The Triangle is conveniently located at the heart of the district at 14th Street and 9th Avenue, providing a street-level space for performances, recharging, and excellent people-watching. Moveable chairs, tables, and umbrellas, large seasonal planters, and a variety of ongoing programming make the Chelsea Triangle a bustling hub of activity in the neighborhood. CIC's Thursday night salsa classes have become a neighborhood staple, with clamoring participants and media coverage. The high-quality food purveyor, Le Pain Quotidien, operates a kiosk offering sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee, drinks, and pastries, all prepared with the best ingredients: fresh produce, fragrant herbs, artisanal cheeses, and fresh-baked breads.