My last day to roam and enjoy (day 5 will be work, work, work then off to the airport). Day 4 was supposed to take me along the pier and some water, however, the High Line had other plans for me. For those who don’t know, the High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway, and rail trail created on a former elevated New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. The creation of this park on a disused, southern viaduct section of the New York Central Railroad line known as the West Side Line, has reinvented what parks and useful public space can look like. The High Line originates in the Meatpacking District and runs from Gansevoort Street, through Chelsea, to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Center.

I walked the entire park, and while 1.45 miles is really not that much, it took quite some time as there’s a photo opportunity at every turn. While the trip thus far has been amazing, today’s surprise adventure might be my favorite of the trip.

  • Following the rail line
  • Web-Betty High Line selfie
  • Spring has sprung
  • a typical NY street scene
  • And one in B&W
  • The High Line offers unique street views and nice vantage points of urban life
  • Reclaiming the space

Here are a few more, not just from the High Line. I ended up at this wonderful French bistro, Paradou. Which was a perfect ending to a delightful day.

  • Paradou. A wonderful French bistro that I never would have known about without simply meandering through the streets of NY.

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