3  Days in New York City-2-6 to 2/8/2022

Day 1

Per Se restaurant

8 course Dinner

Day 2

Ringing bell at Nasdaq

Chelsea Market

Dinner at Ivan Ramen

Day 3

The High Line

Lunch/Walking around

St. Patrick Cathedral

Day 3 cont.

Stroll in New York City

Dinner at Estela

Day 3-The High Line-2/8/2022

Our hotel is located on Broadway and after breakfast we are walking toward the High Line.


Hoa figuring out walking directions to the High line from Broadway.  The walk is only 1.4 mile and will take us about 30 minutes or so.


View from W. 30th street


View of the city overlooking the Hudson river


The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design.


The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail created on a former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan in New York City.


The abandoned spur has been redesigned as a "living system" drawing from multiple disciplines which include landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology.


You can still the old rail road.


The High Line was inspired by the 4.7 km (2.9 mi) long Promenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris completed in 1993


 Originating in the Meatpacking District, the park runs from Gansevoort Street – three blocks below 14th Street – through Chelsea to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street near the Javits Center.


Since opening in June 2009, the High Line has become an icon of American contemporary landscape architecture. The High Line's success has inspired cities throughout the United States to redevelop obsolete infrastructure as public space.


Another view of the city from the High Line.


The park became a tourist attraction and spurred real estate development in adjacent neighborhoods, increasing real-estate values and prices along the route. By September 2014, the park had nearly five million visitors annually, and by 2019, it had eight million visitors per year.



Raul De Nieves Celebration, 2021-Resin, Fiberglass, Wire, beads, Leather, bells. Part of the Musical brain April 202-March 2022

Raul de Nives makes colorful sculpture and elaborately costumes performances.  He has learned to sew and crochet as a child, de Nieves collage found fabrics onto mannequins and coveralls to create fantastical figures that he displays as sculptures in musical performances.  De Nieves installs three of these figures sitting on benches on the High Line.  The Sculpture reference the customers musicians wear to become their larger than life personas and interrupt the crowds with the magical splendor.

The Musical Brain is a group of exhibition that reflects on the power music has to bring people together


A bench along the side walk.


On April 10, 2006, Mayor Bloomberg presided over a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction. The park was designed by James Corner's New York-based landscape architecture firm Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with garden design by Piet Oudolf of the Netherlands, lighting design from L'Observatoire International, and engineering design by Buro Happold and Robert Silman Associates.


The High Line begins south of West 14th Street and stretches north to 30th, where the main section of the elevated walkway swings left and wraps around the west end of Hudson Yards in a looping path.


The High Line is a success and has helped pioneer the creation of elevated parks worldwide.


The landscape create different moods and compositions throughout the seasons. Hundreds of plant species evoke the patterns of woodlands and grasslands. Birds and insects thread through and animate the plantings. The mood of each garden changes through the year, conveying the ever-changing wonder and mystery of wild places.


We are above 28th street.


New and old buildings along the path of the High Line.


The High Line is a linear walk way so it is pretty easy to walk around.


Modern building




The path way is really close to a lot of buildings.


The High Line’s aesthetic reflects natural cycles of life and death, and evokes feelings of being in a wild space. According to Piet Oudolf, who designed our gardens, “My biggest inspiration is nature. I do not want to copy it, but to recreate the emotion.”  


Colorful art at High line



We are headed toward Chelsea Market


Passing by many different architecture along the way.


The landscapes don’t just happen on their own. While many natural processes take place in the park, the gardens have also been carefully designed and continuously cared for. Shaping the landscape design requires a good eye and an understanding of how the plantings will evolve over time. Changes in the gardens are guided by a team of gardeners who have collaborated with Oudolf for years.


Holly tree along the way.


Modern building along the way.




We are now close to Chelsea Market and we are getting off the High line.


We are getting off at 17th street to walk to Chelsea Market for lunch.



NEXT.... Day 3-Lunch/walking around




Our house


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