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Friday, November 03, 2006

Chelsea Market

The Chelsea Market encompasses an entire city block - from 15th to 16th Streets and from 9th to 10th Avenues. The complex is essentially an urban food mall with an industrial decor - the central corridor has remnants of the old factory building - click here for more photos. An enclosed mall-like space this large is somewhat unique for NYC. The 11-story building is the former home of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) where everything from Saltines, Vanilla Wafers, Fig Newtons, Barnum's Animal Crackers, Mallomars and Oreos were made - in fact the Oreo cookie was invented here in 1913. For an excellent article about this building and its history, click here. Nearly all the retailers are food related - restaurants (Iron Chef's Morimoto and Mario Batali's Del Posto are there), cafes, gourmet food shops, produce shops, ice cream parlors, bakeries, kitchen supplies. The building also provides office space for a variety of tenants, including various media companies such as Oxygen Network, The Food Network and the local NYC cable TV station NY1.

5 comments:

Pierre said...

Never been there! NYC is so full of things to discover... Excellent pic with a perfect framing and a beautiful light!

Cynthia said...

They have a shop for the amazing Fat Witch brownies. Ever try them?

Brian said...

No, I try to keep the dessert thing down, but if the brownies are recommended, I will try them.
Brian

Matthieu said...

An original place

Tim said...

I just happen to love the Chelsea Market - particularly the kitchenware store. It is on my to do list for my christmas visit to NYC.