We all have paths that take us through our commutes and daily lives, and Iím particularly fond of the path that took me home from my retail store in Chelsea Market every evening for a year. Leaving the store, I would walk down Ninth Avenue which becomes Hudson and turn left on Bleecker Street, following it until I turned right on Mercer. It cuts through the south of Chelsea, through the Meatpacking District and down to the West Village into Soho. I became enamored with the variety these neighborhoods offer.
As I leave the Eleniís store and Chelsea Market, the first visible business is a lumberyard, which begins the walk that is charmingly full of so many different sides of New York. Looking west, you can see the High Line running for several blocks, the defunct and beautifully rusted elevated train tracks. There is evidence of the recent transition of the Meatpacking ... [more]
Eleni Gianopulos, Eleni's.
Soho ("SOuth of HOuston"), formerly home to New York Cityís great art scene, has been abandoned by many galleries for more trendy neighborhoods: Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. What remain are reliable restaurants and shops, a great new health club for members, Citibabes, and the Soho Grand Hotel. Whether you want to dress yourself or your home, shopping in Soho can suit you head to toe, or door knob to dining room.