Taking Your Lunch Break in Chelsea

Mostly known for being the center of the New York art world, Chelsea is also developing a reputation as the urban renewal center of the city. What it lacks in pocket parks and atriums, it makes up in beautifully transformed industrial spaces that are perfect for savoring your lunch while relaxing or catching up with friends.

Located at 75 9th Avenue, between 15th and 16th Streets, Chelsea Market is an arcade in the former National Biscuit Company complex.  The Market features restaurants such as Amy’s Bread, Friedman’s Lunch, and Ronnybrook Dairy; stores like Anthropologie, Gramercy Park Flower Shop, and Manhattan Fruit Exchange (grocery store); and frequent sample sales. There is seating throughout the impressively renovated Market as well as an indoor waterfall.

The High Line is one of the most impressive and most celebrated examples of urban renewal in the city. The elevated park runs between 10th and 11th Avenues from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street. Built on a freight rail line that fell into disuse, the park is filled with plants and flowers. Vendors sell cold treats like gelato and iced beverages that you can enjoy while walking (or sitting) and enjoying the great views of the city.

Images courtesy of These Are Things, Specimenlife’s flickr and Phillip Kalantzis-Cope’s flickr.

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Posted on Tuesday, July, 24, 2012, in Lunch and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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