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.
Upper East Side
The Upper East Side is defined by 110th Street on the north and 59th Street on the south, the East River on the east, and Central Park on the west perimeter. In between you will find the following avenues starting from the East Side; York, First, Second, Third, Lexington, Park, Madison and Fifth.
The Upper East Side is home to a majority of the cityís major art museums including The Cooper Hewitt, The Frick, The Guggenheim, The Jewish Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Neue Gallery and The Whitney. You will also find here a large upscale residential community centering on Fifth and Park Avenues, and to support it, the upscale shopping of Madison Avenue and the too few private schools over which residents vie for space. Peppered throughout are restaurants and services in keeping with the neighborhood: fancy and fancier. The Upper East Side contains the smaller ...