A Visit From Saint Nicholas

Clement C. Moore
Clement Clarke Moore

Today December 23 back in 1823 a Christmas classic is born when Clement Moore’s “The Night Before Christmas” is first published in a newspaper. Moore wrote the famous holiday poem – also known as “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” – in his home in Chelsea, just north of what is today 22nd Street between Ninth and Tenth avenues in NYC.

Chelsea in Manhattan is a charming neighborhood.

Chelsea House
Chelsea House, in 1779, Chelsea’s most famous resident, Clement Clarke Moore, was born.
Chelsea in Manhattan today. Area where Chelsea House used to be.

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