Made in Manhattan

Made in Manhattan – Local areas of connectivity in the city

Recently, KCCI’s Executive Director Betsy Couch visited New York City and discovered a handful of vibrant places, nestled in the heart of the city, that had a unique sense of place. Take a look at three of the places she had an opportunity to learn more about while in NYC


Chelsea Market (9th Avenue New York, NY): Chelsea Market is a “neighborhood market with a global perspective,” and is touted as being one of the most trafficked and written-about destinations in New York City. Betsy noticed several artistic details of the Water System, drawing the connection to KCCI’s current project with the Waterworks renovations. Take note of how Chelsea Market added artistic elements within this multi-use space.


Eataly (Fifth Avenue New York, NY): This multi-use space consists of a few Italian restaurants, a market with high quality Italian food and drink, shops featuring cooking supplies and more. This space is located next to a park and serves as an area of connectivity in the city. On any given day you will find a variety of diverse guests taking advantage of all that Eataly has to offer.


Books of Wonder (W. 18th Street New York, NY): Books of Wonder began as a small hole-in-the-wall shop that was hand built in 1980. Today, Books of Wonder is a thriving bookstore, gallery and event space with a large selection of old, rare and collectible children’s books.
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