I've read great things about Chelsea Market and decided to explore it a few Sundays ago. I quickly knew it would be, hands-down, one of my favorite spots in NYC. This renovated marketplace in the meatpacking district has great shopping, including a one-day French Connection sample sale and the most magical Anthropologie I've ever seen. The food was great, too - and free wifi everywhere. People were just sitting on the wood floors, eating their pastries and people-watching on the weekend. I spent way too many hours here but loved every minute of it. I wish I could take my mama!
(Additional tidbit: Chelsea Market happens to be the birthplace of the Oreo... can this place get any better?!)