To Market, To Market

To Market, To Market

There are several differences between New York City and the rest of the country. Being a transplant from the Midwest, and having lived in NYC for the past eight years, I've made a mental checklist comparing the differences—namely, the lack of shopping malls. Sure, there are a few, but in a city of more than eight million people, that's not a lot. Instead of one building housing at least 20-plus individual shops, NYC is home to a number of flagship locations for famous retailers and restaurants, meaning these famed establishments occupy their own buildings and sell their wares on multiple floors. As I mentioned before, there are a few one-stop shopping Mecca in this great metropolis, you just need to know where to look. In Chelsea, occupying 15th and 16th streets from ninth to 11th avenues, rests the Chelsea Market. Housed in the former National Biscuit Company building, the edifice still holds on to its historic factory roots, including long meandering corridors, exposed brick walls, industrial scuffed floors and a number of pictures that remind visitors of the buildings former use. With Food Network offices on the higher-level floors, one could imagine this large complex is a foodie's paradise, with such restaurants as Dickson's Farmstead, Num Pang and more flanking the long hallways. On the retail front, Chelsea Market is home to a Posman Books, Anthropologie and more. For a complete list of shops and restaurants at the market, click here. If you are looking to do all of your shopping in one place, head to Chelsea Market. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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