A Day in Chelsea:

I hop the subway from W 96th and head downtown taking the C train to 14th/8th Ave. From there I walk over to 11th Ave and up to the Chelsea Piers Sports Center to fit in a workout. I am lucky enough to have a friend from high school who is a trainer here and gets me a guest pass. They have platforms and plates and you can lift with a view of One World Trade Center.

The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers: 60 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY

After a workout and shower I like to wander and grab lunch. This year I found a new spot I love recommended by several blogs I read: The Tipsy Parson. Leaving the Sports Center it’s a quick walk down 20th to 9th Ave. They have a menu full of comfort food and the most lovely decor. Their winter salad and mac & cheese were a tasty post workout combo.

Tipsy Parson: 156 9th Ave, btwn 19th & 20th

En route to Chelsea Market from the Tipsy Parson head back down 20th and up the stairs to The High Line. Even on a chilly spring day it’s a way more beautiful way to travel with views of the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty.

The High Line: Gansevoort Street to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues.

Take the stairs down to Chelsea Market at 14th & Washington, on the way around the block you can stop at Alice & Olivia or Joie, both pricey but fun if you can find a good item on sale. Wandering Chelsea Market takes some time and patience with tourists. They have everything from my guilty pleasure Anthropolgie to unique gift shops, sweets, books, flowers and wine. This is a particularly large and well stocked Anthro, so I always stop there on the way in or out. I also love Posman books, for gifts and Rifle paper products as well as books. Bowery Kitchen supplies has TONS of great kitchen and bakeware. I have heard the Lobster Place is delish, it’s on my list of places still to try. If you can’t make it Uptown or East to the actual Flea Market they also have a mini Artists & Fleas.

Chelsea Market:

On a weekend (9am-5pm Sat & Sun) check out the Hell’s Kitchen Flea: W 39th at 9th Ave