Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New York Visit - High Line Park

JUST missed the sunset!

A railroad track runs through it... taken over by nature

Lit tunnel

Views of the buildings

My sister!


The building looks like a light sculpture

Park Restaurant... accessible from High Line Park by a staircase
Inside Park

Yummy drink of Hendrick's, St. Germain, cuc's and lemons!
If you want to try something different on your next visit to New York, may I suggest the High Line Elevated Park? My sister, our friend and I were told by our New Yorker friend that it was a must-see at sunset, so we tried to make it and just missed the magic hour. It was still worth it, though!
It's a rambling walk through the City, along a raised pedestrian bridge, which winds through the city's buildings and along piers on the southwest end of Manhattan. After a nice walk through native plant gardens and under colorful neon-lit tunnels, you can stop into Park for a libation and some calamari or rosemary fries. (They had many yummy-looking options, so take your pick!) They have a dinner menu, but we were meeting up with our friend for dinner later, so I can't recommend anything specifically. Everything we ate was delicious, though, and the setting was amazing! In the garden area, there are many trees and plants, and canopy above is festooned with lights. Service was excellent, and the fresh focaccia they serve with a side of olive oil is delish!


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8 comments:

Terriaw said...

What a beautiful evening! I love this neighborhood. My in-laws live in NYC but we've never visited this park. We are going to visit them in November, so I hope we have time to check it out. Your photos are so gorgeous, making the place look magical.

shari said...

Oh, you should take a leisurely walk along this stretch... it's really nice! Hey, when are you going to be in NY? I'll be going to my friend Casey's art show on Nov. 18th, if you wanted to do something artsy with your family! I'll be there with my boyfriend and some friends...

life is happy most of the time. said...

i love these pics! looks so fun! i am so happy you girls got to spend time together in nyc! i was visiting you all in spirit!! loves!! x x x x x

shari said...

Thank you! You were definitely there in spirit... I kept bringing up little stories of when you & I were tromping all over that island... my feet were flat afterwards! But I had sooo much fun with you!!

life is happy most of the time. said...

that was the best time! and yes our poor poor feet!! such good memories! joe and i want to make it to nyc in the next few months so maybe we can make some new memories then!! loves!! xxxx

AnastasiaC said...

we visited NYC last year for 2weeks and made a visit to the High line, its a great place to explore!! such a great idea...we enjoyed this area and finished our morning off at Billy's Bakery not too far from there - delicious cupcakes!!

shari said...

bekkah... let me know if you and Joe come out, okay?

anastasia, I will be checking out Billy's Bakery the next time I take The Walk! I LOVE me some yummy cupcakes!! Thanks for the tip!

Kathy said...

I loved seeing this on your blog. I visit NYC several times a year and The Highline is definitely on my list of things I want to do. Your pictures are beautiful.

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