The marketplace has many upscale shops like Hunter Boots and LeSportscac; fancy dessert spots like Butterfly Bakeshop and Cupcake Stop; and soon to come, the famous Grimaldi's pizza! Complementing all of the gourmet foods sold on site is a peak season fruit and vegetable market outside in the courtyard.
This is the perfect place to go for unique food and gift ideas, and an historic architectural view since this venue dates back to 1847!
Busy on a Saturday!
View across 6th Avenue from the entrance
View from inside the entrance
With this particular photo shoot, both of our pictures came out with different backgrounds. We started at noon with the sky looking dark and gray, and ended at 1:30 with a clear blue sky and cottony white clouds.
The view from one of the bedrooms looking south
Close up of the Empire State Building
At one point the view looked like this:
But an hour before it looked like this!
View towards Avenue of the Americas
It was windy and sunny so it was hard to see anything or to even stand still (the winds were powerful enough to blow you a few feet away!) but I managed to spot the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as some buildings in lower Manhattan and Weekhawken, NJ.
From there I had lunch at The Frying Pan, an historic lightship docked on Pier 66 Maritime that serves as a sort of dive bar/seasonal bar and grill with a tiki bar. In March when I attended the Fountain Art Fair that took place on the ship, I could feel the boat rocking from the wind and water, and it did the same when I was out there on this windy May day!!
View of Jersey City, the Goldman Sachs Tower and the Statue of Liberty
(to the left of the tower)
View towards Midtown and the Empire State Building
Park on Pier 66, view towards New Jersey
View toward Chelsea Piers from the dock of The Frying Pan
The John J. Harvey fireboat, situated next to The Frying Pan, formerly of the FDNY.
This show was comprised of rows and rows of fine art from both young talent and established artists and galleries, but it wasn't as overwhelming and the artwork seemed closer to home (lots of city scenes). I didn't buy anything because my walls are already covered with Jack Vettriano, Le Chat Noir and vintage James Dean posters, but the theme is affordable art ranging in price from $100 - $10,000.
While there I enjoyed viewing works from local NYC galleries, London and Toronto galleries, and even the familiar studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Below are some of my favorites.
Julio Brujis, 'New York', digital photographic print
at the Mark Jason Gallery booth from London
Floyd Douglas, Dutch artist, photography on canvas
on display at The Art Shop booth from Amsterdam
I walked a few blocks north toward Madison Square Park and on my right was the Metropolitan Life Tower with the clock and then on my left was the Empire State Building. Even though I see it every night, you'll still find me taking a picture of it for some reason. And as we go into the end of Spring and the beginning of the Summer season, I hope to see more of the moon every night.
Looking East on 20th Street
The Earth Day 2010 celebration took place inside the terminal and out on the lawn surrounding it. There were lots of families there partaking in activities, eating funnel cake and watching a concert that was going on. I was there mainly for the views though!
Inside the terminal
Spring flowers and an old train parked in the background
Events taking place in the park
"... the largest human migration in modem history and is a memorial to the immigrant experience.
Ellis and Liberty Islands share this important era in American history with the CRRNJ Terminal. Millions of immigrants, having been greeted by the Statue and processed at Ellis Island, traveled to their new homes via trains from the CRRNJ Terminal. - www.libertystatepark.org