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A Family's Take on NYC's Chelsea

Ericka McConnell David Strah, stay-at-home father and author of the book <em>Gay Dads</em>

Photo: Ericka McConnell

The art dealers started it all. Priced out of Soho in the 1990's, they migrated to the old industrial area north of West 14th Street and transformed warehouses and garages into stunning showcases for contemporary painting and sculpture. Despite all the changes, some streets are still paved with cobblestones—stick to the sidewalks with those Heelys!

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Inspired by: Secret NYC | T+L Family — by Jane Margolies, Published Aug. 2007

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