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Chelsea Market

TIME : 2-18 10:26:52

In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has transformed a former factory into a shopping concourse that caters to foodies. More than two dozen food vendors ply their temptations including Mokbar (ramen with Korean accents), Takumi tacos (mixing Japanese and Mexican ingredients), Tuck Shop (Aussie-style savory pies), Bar Suzette (crepes), Num Pang (Cambodian sandwiches), Ninth St Coffee (perfect lattes), Doughnuttery (piping hot mini-donuts) and L'Arte de Gelato (rich ice cream).

You can also linger over a more indulgent meal at the Green Table (serving farm-fresh organic ingredients), Cull & Pistol (first-rate seafood and a raw bar) or Friedman's Lunch (upscale American comfort food). Buy nonfood items at Imports from Marrakesh (specializing in Moroccan art and design), check out the latest literary hits at Posman Books, browse for a new outfit (or home accessory) at Anthropologie or pick up a bottle at the expert-staffed Chelsea Wine Vault.

And that’s only the lower part of a larger, million-sq-ft space that occupies a full city block, current home of TV channels the Food Network, Oxygen Network, Google offices and NY1, the local news channel. Cellists and bluegrass players fill the main walkway with music, and the new High Line passes right by the rear of the building.