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.
Midtown extends from 59th Street to 34th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River, and includes many smaller neighborhoods: Clinton, the newly gentrified Hellís Kitchen (including Alvin Ailey's new digs), the Theatre District, the Garment District, Murray Hill, Turtle Bay, and Sutton Place. Midtown itself is often divided into East Midtown and West Midtown, but the heart of Midtown is Fifth Avenue. Street addresses project east and west from Fifth Avenue.
Midtown is congested with buildings famous, grand, modern, enormous, or lackluster. Here you will find the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and the Seagram Building. You will also find the areas of Bryant Park, the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Times Square, and the United ...