Here at Faviana, we are inspired by all things NYC, the city where our first collection started just about 30 years ago. Even today, we love the city’s energy and refined elegance, which is always a big component of all our collections, our mission, and our vision. That is why we decided to create a weekly series in which we showcase all the best that New York City has to offer. Whether you live in the city or want to visit sometime, we hope our list of the best things to do in some of the most exciting neighborhoods and boroughs gives you plenty of options to have fun and new adventures.
We hope you enjoyed last week’s post about what to do in Midtown! If you are still craving New York City adventures, then no worries, because we still have way more to show you. Today, we are focusing in one of our favorite neighborhoods: the ever chic, timeless Chelsea.
Morning at the Whitney Museum or Gallery Hopping through the High Line
If there is something that you should know about Chelsea is that it is the ultimate art center in the city. The neighborhood is filled with art galleries, which is awesome if you have an interest in contemporary art that is free to watch (yes, we love free things as much as you do).
For the best experience gallery hopping in Chelsea, start from 14th street and 10th avenue, where you will find one of the entrances to the High Line, Chelsea’s elevated park built on a historic freight rail line. The views from here are spectacular, and you will find various staircase exits until the end of the park, located on 34th street and 12th avenue. If you take the exists and explore the adjacent streets, you will found hundreds of small and large galleries worth exploring. Particular favorites include David Zwirner Gallery, Booth Gallery and ClampArt. Another nice alternative is to spend your morning at the Whitney Museum, which moved to Chelsea fairly recently from Madison Avenue.
14th Street and 10th Avenue
Opens at 7:00 AM
Closes at 10:00 PM
Afternoon at Chelsea Market
Chelsea Market is more than just, well, a market. It’s a hybrid of a shopping mall, food court, office building, TV production facility and of course, food hall. This is the perfect place to have a multitude of “mini lunches” if you want to try many different things. The tacos and seafood are amazing, and we especially recommend going Los Mariscos (adjacent to the building) for $5 shrimp ceviche, one of the best and cheapest seafood places in the city. You should have some dessert in one of the many options that are also inside the Market, with Sarabeth’s and Doughnuttery some of our favorite options.
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Opens at 7:00 AM
Closes at 9:00 PM (8:00 PM on Sunday)
Evening at Sleep No More
If you like theater and adventure, this one is for you. Even if you are not a huge theater fan, but you like new experiences, then this really is for you! Sleep No More is an immersive play based on Macbeth, Shakespeare’s fallen hero. We won’t say much so we don’t spoil it for you if you decide to go, but just know that it’s a very interactive experience in which you won’t just sit and watch the play– you will be a part of it. The show is haunting and mysterious, and what’s even more, they also have a noir-themed restaurant, The Heath, which is always up for dancing and new spectacles.
McKittrick Hotel, Sleep No More
530 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001
First admission at 7:00 PM
Last admission at 8:00 PM, (12:00 AM on Friday and 10:00 PM on Saturday)
Hopefully, now you know what to do in Chelsea! What is your favorite neighborhood in the city? Is there a place you are dying to go? Let us know which other places we should cover by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!