Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Things from the Market

There goes another month of this year and the last day of the hottest month of the year... and for all of you who asked, it's still pretty hot in here but doesn't feel as bad anymore.

One place that I love to visit in NY every time I go is the Chelsea Market because I find incredible that they had taken an old building and turned it into something great instead of tearing it down and destroying a city landmark. 

Main corridor at the market... wish I could bring home one of those massive ceiling fans

If you can see at the corner of the image you can find the Food Network logo, which as you may think called my attention to realize that famous kitchen stadium is housed somewhere in the upper floors of the market. To add to my excitement they were taping episodes of Iron Chef (my favorite show!) but you need special passes to attend... so if you know someone who can get me in please let me know!

Display of the history of the building and window at the new Anthropologie

Now the market counts with a wide range on restaurants, retail stores, food stores and sweets that make it the best place to go shopping and grab a bite. They also have event that include tours of the foods represented at the market, art exhibits, wine and chef tastings, and it is also a space for various organizations to raise awareness about different issues affecting us.

I loved this photo from an exhibit on many walls of the building

Water fountain where I got to see a few tossing coins in
 
Have a great day and hope you can support in your city places like this!

30 comments:

  1. Awesome market! I wish they had cool places like this where I live.

    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you a lovely day!

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  2. i will be in new york this week! i'll have to check this out:)

    xo

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  3. Cool market! I love that first pic- the arch is so cool!

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  4. Wish I had known about this place. Been to NY several times... that's on my next visit ;)

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  5. What a wonderful market, thank you so much for the info, I had not known! SO totally on my list for my next NYC trip. That first photo is AMAZING, I love how rustic the market is and that they kept the architecture in place. Sounds like a fun visit - hope you find someone who can score you Food Network passes! :) xoxo

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  6. interesting.. i must check out chelsea market next time i'm in ny!! :)

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  7. I so wish there was an Anthropologie when I was there last year! Sigh... but the day was still filled with finding the most amazing things. Sadly, I had no FoodNetwork sightings. I looked for Bobbly Flay everywhere.

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  8. I've been to the Chelsea Market once while visiting NYC and loved it! The food and shops are to amazing. Great pics!

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  9. I love this! I've always told Frank that when we travel around NYC I have to have to visit this market!

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  10. Would like to visit this someday! Can't wait until I can travel up there.

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  11. Never been but will definitely check it out next time im in NYC, love the old architecture, gorgeous!

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  12. Ooh how cool! I'll totally have to go there! :D I need to get to NYC more often since I'm so close...
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the Chelsea Market too!
    Gorgeous pics!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. That first pic is the bomb! I've never been to the Chelsea market, but it sounds like so much fun!

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  15. Iron Chef tickets-who could resist? I've never been, but it looks a little like San Francisco's Embarcadero building.

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  16. Chelsea Market looks a little like Borough Market in London where all serious foodies go and drool over produce - from gorgeous cheeses to varieties of wild mushrooms. Delicious!

    Great post - I do so admire your site! And thanks too for visiting mine.

    LOLA:)

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  17. i am putting that on my list of places to go!

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  18. I grew up in New York (and spent half of that time in Queens) and never once visited this market. Thanks for opening my eyes to this -- especially since I love love love the Food Network (maybe this is where Chopped is held too?)!

    Deanna

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  19. Ah I love markets. It makes me want to go home and cook up a storm. If only someone else would clean it up for me!

    Those truffles a few posts down are making my mouth water!

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  20. Fabulous photos! I'm definitely going to have to hit that up on my next visit!

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  21. Amazing, I would LOVE shop my little heart out here!

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  22. This is one of my all time favorite places!!
    Great for coffee and sweets..and shopping now that they added Anthro!
    Great pics!


    xx
    Nikki

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  23. That is a fantastic market! Don't you love it when they turn old buildings into something great. It looks like the place to go.

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  24. just jotted this down to remind myself to go to this market next time i'm in nyc. looks amazing!

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  25. I need to visit this place. Hopefully soon!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  26. Chelsea Market is one of my favorite places in the city! xoxo

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  27. oh that market looks amazing! wish i was closeby to go take a look!

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  28. I went to Chelsea Market for the first time this summer and I can't wait to go back. There's a restaurant there I was dying to try, but when I visited, it had closed for two weeks for renovations.

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  29. The Chelsea Market is one of my favorite things about NYC trips! Reading about it made me smile.

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