Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market is a food hall,[1] shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan, in New York City. It was built in the former National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced.

Coordinates: 40°44′33″N 74°0′22″W / 40.74250°N 74.00611°W

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Chelsea Market from south on Ninth Avenue


The Chelsea Market complex fills an entire city block bounded by Ninth and Tenth Avenues and 15th and 16th Streets, with a connecting bridge over Tenth Avenue to the adjacent 85 Tenth Avenue building, which was also part of the Nabisco complex but is now separately owned.[2] In addition to the retail concourse, it also provides standard office space for tenants, including media and broadcasting companies such as Oxygen Network, Food Network,, BAMTech, EMI Music Publishing and the local New York City cable station NY1. Also, more recently, Google has moved into some of the second, third, fourth, seventh, and eighth floors along with its subsidiary YouTube on the fifth.

Retail facilities were introduced into the building by connecting the original back lots of individual buildings to a central, ground-level concourse with entries at 9th and 10th Avenues (completed in April 1997). Anchor stores include the Chelsea Market Baskets, Posman Books, Sarabeth's Bakery, Manhattan Fruit Exchange, BuonItalia, Anthropologie, and the Buddakan restaurant. There is also Miznon[3] the Fat Witch Bakery, Amy's Bread, Ruth's Bakery, Chelsea Wine Vault, Eleni's Bakery, Ninth Street Espresso, The Lobster Place, Dickson's Farmstand, The Green Table, Chelsea Thai and Friedman's Lunch, an Italian fresh pasta restaurant called Giovanni Rana Pastificio e Cucina, as well as a variety of smaller stores selling cheese, artisanal salt and olive oil, chocolate and flowers. In November 2015 Davidovich Bakery announced the opening of a Davidovich Bagels location at the Chelsea Market.[4]

In January 2006 Morimoto, owned by Food Network "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto and designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, opened on the 10th Avenue side. The Food Network used to film its shows Iron Chef America and Emeril Live in the Chelsea Market complex.

The developers of Chelsea Market have encouraged a symbiotic relationship among their tenants with the vendors supplying the restaurateurs with fresh ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, fruit and meats. The presence of television companies in the same building also brings media attention to the site and the businesses that are found there. The site also allows businesses to combine their manufacturing and retail assets under one roof.

The High Line, which opened in the spring of 2009,[5] passes through the building's Tenth Avenue side. This abandoned, elevated railroad track has been converted to an urban oasis or greenway, which now forms a continuous route between the Javits Center and the Meatpacking District.[6]


Construction of baking facilities by local concerns at this location began in the 1890s, and merger of several companies into the National Biscuit Company (often then known as NBC) occurred in 1898. Nabisco continued to expand the facilities until the company's departure for the suburbs in 1958.[7] The final configuration consists of 19 separate structures taking up the entire city block, and included both production areas and offices. Several decades of varying levels of occupancy and light industrial use followed Nabisco's departure as the commercial character of the neighborhood declined. Since its redevelopment by new owner Irwin Cohen with Jeff Vandeberg and Vandenberg Architects in the 1990s, the complex has featured a retail concourse at ground level with office space above, and is distinguished by its light-hearted touches and re-use of historic urban artifacts.[8]

The majority of the original buildings consist of heavy timber wood construction with brick facades and were designed by the firm of Romeyn & Stever. There is also an interior pedestrian bridge on some upper levels to allow people to cross from the north to south sides of the courtyard. The building on the Tenth Avenue side is a later structure designed in the 1930s by Nabisco's then-architect Louis Wirsching Jr. that replaced the original baking facilities there. Its construction coincided with that of the High Line, allowing a freight train siding to be built directly within the building itself. Rail and aluminum-clad walking bridge connections were also added going across 10th Avenue to tie in the existing 85 Tenth Avenue building across the street.[9]

Chelsea Market lies within the "Gansevoort Market Historic District", which is recognized by New York State and National Register of Historic Places.[10] It was nominated by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which advocated for the New York City Historic District in the Meatpacking District to include properties north to 16th Street. However, the area designated in 2003 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission stops shy of 15th Street.[11]

In 2012, then-owners Jamestown, L.P. had received approval to proceed with a planned 6-story office tower expansion above the western portion of the site, despite significant opposition by community and activist groups. Construction of the expansion project has not yet started as of 2014.[12]

In 2018, Google parent company Alphabet Inc. bought Chelsea Market for more than $2.4 billion.[13][14][15][16] Google owns 111 Eighth Avenue, across Ninth Avenue from Chelsea Market.[17] Prior to the sale of the market, Google had also leased space there as well.[18][19] The sale is being touted as one of the most expensive real estate transactions for a single building in history of New York.[20]


Chelsea Market entrance

The Ninth Avenue entrance to Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market in 2015

Various food establishments inside the Chelsea Market

Elevator to office in Chelsea Market, New York City

Elevator to the offices

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Inside the Chelsea Market

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The High Line between 14th and 15th streets where the tracks run through the second floor of the Chelsea Market building, with a side track and pedestrian bridge


  1. ^ "About Chelsea Market", Chelsea Market website Archived October 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Related Company Properties page for 85 Tenth Avenue building".
  3. ^ Fabricant, Florence (8 January 2018). "Eyal Shani, an Israeli Celebrity Chef, Makes His New York Debut". New York Times. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  4. ^ Fabricant, Florence (November 4, 2015). "Off The Menu". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  5. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (June 8, 2009). "First Phase of High Line Is Ready for Strolling". The New York Times. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2009.
  6. ^ "High Line Map" (PDF). Friends of the High Line. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  7. ^ Sharon Wong (May 23, 2013). "Traces of Chelsea Market's Industrial Past in the Meatpacking District". Untapped Cities. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  8. ^ John Holusha (October 10, 2004). "Uncommon Aesthetics in an Old Factory Site". The New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  9. ^ "From Oreos and Mallomars t7, 2015". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  10. ^ "NYS Cultural Resource Information System". New York State. 05PR06298. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Gansevoort Market Historic District Map" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  12. ^ Jessica Dailey. "Chelsea Market Begins Interior Work, Towers Coming in 2015". Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  13. ^ Maurer, Mark (March 20, 2018). "Cash money: Google's $2.4B megadeal is debt-free: sources". The Real Deal.
  14. ^ "Google closes on $2.4 billion Chelsea Market purchase in NYC". Business Insider. Associated Press. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  15. ^ Rubin, Ben Fox. "Google buys New York's Chelsea Market for $2.4 billion". CNET. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  16. ^ Levitt, David. "Google Agrees to $2 Billion-Plus Chelsea Market Deal". Bloomberg. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  17. ^ Weintraub, Seth. "Google drops $1.9B on Manhattan city block". Fortune. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  18. ^ Morris, Keiko (2018-02-07). "Google Parent to Buy Manhattan's Chelsea Market Building in $2 Billion Deal". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  19. ^ "Google is buying Chelsea Market building for over $2.8 billion". The Real Deal New York. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  20. ^ "Google buys NYC's Chelsea Market building for $2.4 bn". March 20, 2018.

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