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This is Part 5 of  High Line: I ♥ NY.  Here are links to Part 1, Part 2Part 3 and Part 4.

A segment of the High Line runs through the Chelsea Market complex which was a Nabisco factory (maker of Oreo cookies).  At this point, the park is a space lit by purple-blue lighting, and under the high ceiling is a scattering of chairs and cafe tables.  They ought to hold outdoor DJ parties here during the summer.  It can become one of the seasonal sights of NYC  like PS1 Warm Up! during July and August, or ice-skating in Bryant Park during Christmas.

The Chelsea Market buildings now house the Food Network studios, many food stores, and two Iron Chef-owned restaurants (Morimoto by Masaharu Morimoto and Del Posto by Mario Batali).  I made my first Tom Yum Koong soup from a kit bought from a Thai food wholesaler here (the kit contains a recipe, spice paste, fresh chili, galangal and kaffir lime leaves).  Hale & Hearty makes all their soups here (a chain of soup stores that is extremely popular for lunch in midtown Manhattan; I was a regular until my office moved).  “202” is a lively cafe/brasserie with tables mingling with racks of Nicole Farhi’s clothes (reminded me of London).  We had brunch here with Thad a while back just before he moved to San Francisco.

The last time I went to the market, they had a couple of stores selling highly decorated cupcakes – a kind of designer takeout fun food.  Here are some pictures of cupcakes from one of the stores (Is that I “hug” NY ?) :

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