I just came back from a week in the UK yesterday. It was amazing. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect and I’ll find any excuse to go back to London any time. But a week on the other side of the ocean is exhausting. My feet haven’t hurt this much since New York. I don’t think I’ll be sporting heels any time soon So! Where was I? I posted my New York Midtown Manhattan East and South post last (click here). Continuing my New York series, this post will feature photos from my journey through New York Chelsea, which will mainly feature the High Line and the Chelsea Market. I loved the Chelsea Market! We spent the whole afternoon eating and tasting all the fresh produce. Anyway, here’s Chelsea for you. Enjoy!
Early morning, we took the subway all the way to 14th St/8th Ave.
New York’s grids always make me smile
And then we arrived at High Line Park, an urban park in Chelsea. The High Line is a 1 mile/1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45 mile/2.33 km) section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway.
One of the most exciting furniture pieces on the High Line are the movable chaise longue lounge chairs located at the Sundeck between West 14th and 15th Streets. These lounge chairs on the original rail tracks, mounted on new wooden ties and can be rolled into place or set with brakes. How cool is this?!
Chilling on the chaise longue lounge chairs with my new kicks.
Again, New York’s fine grids.
After our morning stroll through the park, we hit up the Chelsea Market right around the corner. Chelsea Market is an enclosed urban food court, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. Anchor stores include the Chelsea Market Baskets, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, BuonItalia, Anthropologie, and a restaurant called Buddakan. There is also the Fat Witch Bakery, Amy’s Bread, Ruth’s Bakery, Chelsea Wine Vault, Eleni’s Bakery, The Lobster Place, Dickson’s Farmstand, The Green Table, Chelsea Thai and Friedman’s Lunch, as well as a variety of smaller stores selling cheese, artisanal salt and olive oil, chocolate and flowers.
Salty fresh delicacies from New York City waters.
Maine lobsters. We paired this with a lovely lobster bisque (no photo) that left us wanting for more. It was by far the creamiest bisque we had ever had. We finished this in no time and were tempted to go for a second round.
Morimoto, by “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto. Opposite Morimoto across 10th Avenue and also in the Chelsea Market complex is Del Posto, owned by fellow “Iron Chef” Mario Batali. Also, Iron Chef America and Emeril Live (from chef Emeril Lagasse) are filmed live in the Chelsea Market. This makes Chelsea Market a must-visit for foodies!