2011/07/25 § 4 Comments
Walking is my favorite activity in New York.
This is when I, who don’t like malls, actually long for one. To find shops and eateries under one air-conditioned roof is a godsend on days like these. So thank heavens for Chelsea Market (which isn’t really a mall but will do for my purposes). It used to be the old Nabisco factory and this now enclosed urban retail arcade has retained many wonderful architectural features such as…
…exposed old bricks and pipes, vintage clocks, lamps and ceiling fans, corrugated iron sheets…
…water wells and the like – that I absolutely adore!
The market is a long, winding alley of shops selling local and organic produce, fresh seafood, gourmet items, baskets, plants and flowers. Plus tiny outposts of some of the city’s best deli, brunch and sandwich places….
My good friend and I feasted on lobsters, oysters, salmon sandwiches, lemonades, eldelflower bubblies…
…and gelato – before braving the searing heat outside.
So glad New York has Chelsea Market!