Friday, June 11, 2010

The High Line (SWF) Birthday Edition

Instead of simply tearing it down, New York City has taken what was a very ugly - and long in length - eye sore and turned it into a spectacular park-in-the-sky. The High Line starts in lower Manhatten's Meat Packing District and will eventually stop at 34th street. Right now it's open to 20th Street. Such a fabulous place! (See here for a wonderful seasonal slide show of The High Line.)

As some of you know, my birthday was last Friday, the 4th and my seeeester came from DC to help me celebrate! I always appreciate help when it comes to celebrating (just about everything). Jules and I met her in lower Manhattan as our agenda for the day included seeing the wonderful ~Claude Monet: Late Work~ show at the Gagosian Gallery on 21st Street and walking The High Line. Talk about beautiful! What a splendid job NYC has done. The meandering path is flanked on both sides with gorgeous plantings that, I understand, are seasonal. There are wonderful benches to sit on and soon there will be a water feature. If you haven't been there, do go!
After we were through walking The High Line, we happened upon The Chealsea Market, another wonderful place! It is full of shops and restaurants - and a grocery store where we discovered the veggies were a lot cheaper than anything we find out here in the sticks of CT.
Then we walked a loooooooong way to The Garage (112 W. 25th St. between 6th & 7th Ave.), a huge flea market selling just about anything you can think of. It would have been a lot more fun if the temperature had been about 20 degrees cooler. Needless to say, we didn't last long there.

After all this activity the three of us were getting hungry so we cabbed it up to the West Side and met Daryl for a loverly lunch. Let me just say that a birthday margarita is about the most perfect thing one can possibly have!

A day of perfection!


i have the best family & friends!


P. S. A most wonderful birthday to the most wonderful dad in the whole wide world!
Happy birthday, Daddy!


  1. What a fun time. Happy (belated) Birthday!

  2. I want to celebrate too. Maybe later this month meet in the city?!!

  3. Ok I'm buying you a drink at Blogfest! Happy Belated Birthday!

  4. So muchh fun with very special people :)

  5. What a wonderful afternoon that was, we need a repeat, after all one should celebrate a full month ... just learned that The High Line is also getting the railyards to turn into park!

  6. Happy Birthday, and what a great place to celebrate!

  7. The High Line looks like a place I'd love to see should I come to NYC! Thanks for showing us this imaginative urban space. Happy belated birthday and happy Skywatch Friday!

  8. I have been terribly interested and feel akin to the High Line ever since D and you all have been posting photos of it...always changing and evolving...beautiful. I am so happy you had a glorious, yet hot day. You deserve it. Have a great weekend.

  9. Happy Birthday to you and your Daddy. Sounds like you had a great time in NYC. Can't wait to continue the celebration in July.

    wv: snesse. The Loch Ness Monster located in the southern part of the lake is named Snesse.

  10. Sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday. Monet and dedelstein in one day!


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