Students Visit Chelsea Market and High Line as Part of Faculty in Residence Program

faculty in residenceOn October 17, Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D. (pictured left), professor of sociology, led students on a tour of Chelsea Market and The High Line in New York as part of Residence Life’s Faculty in Residence Program. Chelsea Market was once the home of the Nabisco Factory. This historic city block produced some of America’s most beloved cookies and biscuits, from classic Saltines and Animal Crackers to Fig Newtons and Oreos. Chelsea Market preserved the essence of the industrial era with carefully preserved factory floors, brick walls and decor. Today, the market features a cornucopia of specialty shops, eateries and bakeries and is headquarters to the Food Network. The High Line is a park built on the historic New York Central Railroad’s West freight rail line. It is elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side and is a mile-long park in the sky. It is a scenic walk with city scapes, open green spaces and opportunities for picnicking and people-watching.