Chelsea Market expansion irks some residents

May 5, 2011 4:34:27 AM PDT
A plan to expand Chelsea Market is not sitting well with some residents.

According to the New York Times, the owner wants to add a glass block of roughly eight stories above 10th Avenue.

Over 9th Avenue, the company would add a 12-story hotel. Residents say it would destroy the view and would be too much for the neighborhood.

When Chelsea Market transformed into a hip food arcade, it became a neighborhood anchor, spawning galleries, fashion houses and chic apartments.