Visit:: The High Line
This has been my a no. 1 on my list since my last trip in 2015 but I never got round to it. This time I wasn't going to let that happen. We were lucky enough that the start of the High Line was only 10 minutes from our hotel so we had absolutely no excuses not to walk it.
I think it was one of my favourite parts of the trip. We walked it while the sun was setting and it just made the sky the most wonderful pink and orange. It lit up New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty and made it all look pretty magical and a million miles different to the rush of the city. Walking the High Line you get to see a calmer, more quiet side of the city. And I loved this element of it.
I love cities at night, when you're travelling on a bus or walking down the street and you get a brief glimpse into someone's window. A tiny, two second glance into their world. What the kitchen looks like, what art they have on the walls. It's 100% nosey and but it's just a favourite thing of mine. And the High Line completely fed into this for me. The homes alongside it where stunning and, so very expensive. I fell pretty hard for a couple of apartments- they were simply beautiful. The only downside is that they have people like me peeking in at them all the time!
As we made our way along the old railway track we finished in the Meatpacking District. Another place I want to go back and spend more time in. To the more open streets, filled with the most wonderful shops; DVF, The Kooples, Milk Studios, to have the time and, more importantly, the budget, I think I could have done some serious damage. To ward off said expenses we instead headed to Bubby's. All my searches said this was the place to come for breakfast and, although we didn't make it for pancakes, we did make it for drinks and it's a place I can recommend. Laid back, friendly, comforting- it hit all the spots to make this a great place to spend a couple hours chatting about the world before heading back out.
We decided to walk the High Line back again, and I'm glad we did. Seeing it in the dark was a different experience again. We saw things we'd missed the first time- hello Empire State Building- plus, I got to have another sneaky glimpse at the properties!