A Chelsea Afternoon

As I mentioned the other day (click here), Cesar, Daisy, and I ended our walk on The High Line Friday with lunch and browsing at Chelsea Market (a block long and a block wide). Chelsea has been a fun and popular neighborhood for a long time, but it’s changed a lot, of course, since the last time I saw it. I had never before seen Chelsea Market, which used to be the traditional public market. It’s now that and more. Shops and restaurants galore among the produce stores, butcher shops, fish markets, and bakeries. There’s even an “Artists & Fleas” market, because simply fleas wouldn’t be enough. Cesar narrowed down our lunch choices for us: Friedman’s or The Lobster Place. I opted for Friedman’s. Exceptional service and food, and a friendly city vibe. We stuffed ourselves and then moved on to check out the artists… and fleas. Too soon, we headed home through Chelsea where I caught the subway on 14th Street and 6th Avenue.

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ENTERING CHELSEA MARKET. CESAR AND DAISY WAITING
FOR ME TO CATCH UP.  I WAS BUSY FINDING MY FOOTING (BOTTOM RIGHT).
AT LEFT:  QUOTH THE RAVEN, “NEVER MORE” ATOP EDGAR ALLEN POE.
THE MAIN HALL.
THAT’S MY REFLECTION IN THE MIRROR WITH A PUMPKIN BEHIND ME.
THE PEOPLE ARE REAL, NOT REFLECTED, AND WE WERE AT SEPARATE TABLES.
DAISY’S MATZO BALL SOUP.  THE BEST!
DAISY AND I BOTH HAD THESE WRAPS, FILLED WITH CHICKEN,
FRESH PESTO SAUCE, AND OTHER STUFF.  THE BEST!
MY SWEET POTATO FRIES. THE BEST!
DAISY’S MAC & CHEESE.  I COULDN’T BELIEVE SHE ORDERED IT.
I WAS SO GRATEFUL SHE SHARED IT.  THE BEST!
A POWERFUL FOUNTAIN…
MADE FROM A FIRE HOSE.
“SPICES AND TEASE”
THE SPICES…
THE TEASE… (TEAS)
THE SHOPPERS.
THE WINE VAULT…
…AND THE TASTING ROOM.
I CALL HIM ARTIE.
REFILL YOUR OIL, VINEGAR, SALT AND BEER AT THE FILLING STATION.
NICE ART. NOT TOO MANY FLEAS.
OLD SKYWALK OVER 14TH STREET.
(CHELSEA MARKET BUILDING AT LEFT.)
CHELSEA BROWNSTONES.
THE SPANISH BENEVOLENT SOCIETY ON 14TH STREET.
CESAR THOUGHT I SHOULD GO INSIDE.
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF GRAND OLD NEW YORK AT 14TH STREET AND 7TH AVENUE.

Joni Mitchell woke up and it was a Chelsea Morning.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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