I spent last weekend in NYC, and though there is so much to see and do there, I only had a few items on my agenda. The High Line which I had walked a few times before (in both summer and fall), Bryant Park (which I’d never been to), and a really great dinner out (which was accomplished at a fantastic restaurant called Alder, in the East Village).
Fortunately the weather was great; it really felt like Spring! The High Line was the first stop and it was crowded with people soaking up the sunshine. This public park is built above street level, on the old freight rail line that ran through the Meatpacking District along the Lower West side of Manhattan. This park is amazing in so many ways; in the vantage points it offers of the city, of the way it incorporates the old rail line into the current design, and in the incredible plant palette that offers something to see at all times of the year.
Here are a few favorite picks from my visit. Next week I’ll post my pictures from Bryant Park. (I don’t have any pictures from dinner, but really, it was amazing!)
|Birch trees emerging from the old railroad|
|The linear park follows the rail line for 1.45 miles|
|Relaxing on a sunny day on built in concrete and wood benches|
|One of the many great places to stop and check out the view|
|Love the railings!|
|A stadium seating area looking over the street scene|
|Grasses and perennials emerging from the concrete bands|
|I love how the flowers of these Pear trees are reflected in the nearby building|
|A gorgeous Redbud showing off its spring color|
|A cute little crocus emerging from stone, wood and metal|
It was a great visit, and I’m glad to have seen it in early Spring. I think whether you live in NYC or are just visiting, the High Line is a great place to soak in the city with a little dose of nature.