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***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

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***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

I am coming to NYC on Wednesday! I will be with my 17 year old daughter. We are staying at the Gem in Chelsea. Can someone suggest good places to eat within walking distance. She also loves good vintage stores. Any suggestions? I have been to NYC a few times, so I (sort of) know my way around.

Also, need to know where we can find any street festivals during the 12-16. There was always a good one on 6th Ave. on Sundays I think.

Thanks so much for your help!

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1. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

For breakfast, the Gem is very close to Murray's, one of the city's most popular spots for bagels:

http://www.mbchelsea.com/

There are many diners nearby, such as The Dish:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-dish-new-york

and also places like La Grainne, a little French cafe on 9th Ave:

http://legrainnecafe.com/

For dinner, Le Zie is a good choice for neighborhood Italian:

http://www.lezie.com/

Co. is a wildly popular artisanal pizzeria:

http://www.co-pane.com/

and is across the street from Grand Sichuan, a good but not particularly atmospheric (or friendly, frankly) Chinese place:

http://www.thegrandsichuan.com/?page_id=40

For Mexican, you might try Rocking Horse:

http://www.rockinghorsecafe.com/

And for tapas, Tia Pol:

http://tiapol.com/

For something a little nicer and more expensive, the best restaurants nearby are Cookshop:

www.cookshopny.com/000_home/000home.htm

and the Red Cat:

http://www.theredcat.com/redcat.html

Be sure to stop for dessert at Billy's Bakery:

http://www.billysbakerynyc.com/

For shopping, your daughter might like Brooklyn Industries:

brooklynindustries.com/brooklyn/content.jsp…

or Barney's Co-op:

http://nymag.com/listings/stores/barneys08/

There aren't many vintage clothing stores per se in the neighborhood, but 17th Street has several all-around secondhand/thrift stores and they tend to have some decent clothes. You'll want to keep an eye out for Housing Works:

yelp.com/biz/housing-works-thrift-shop-new-y…

and Angel Street:

yelp.com/biz/angel-street-thrift-shop-new-yo…

Every Saturday and Sunday on W.25th there is a flea market called The Garage; there are generally a fair number of people selling clothes there:

hellskitchenfleamarket.com/fleamarket/index.…

The biggest and most popular vintage store, especially with people your daughter's age, is Beacon's Closet, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:

http://beaconscloset.myshopify.com/pages/home

There is not a regular street fair on 6th. The street fairs you're thinking of move around the city throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Here is a schedule:

http://www.nycstreetfairs.com/sched.html

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2. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

You are AWESOME!!! THanks sooo much!!! Like your pic!

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3. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

Yes, she is awesome as is that post. ;)

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4. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

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6. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

Another great place to eat and mingle in the area is the Chelsea Market. Here's their site:

http://chelseamarket.com/

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7. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

thanks for the excellent info.

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8. Re: ***Shopping and Eating in Chelsea***

OOOOOya!! This looks like fun!!! Thank you!! :)

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