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Staycation in New York

An August 2009 trip to New York by oldscratch

The High Line Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: My wife and I recently enjoyed a late-summer, four-day vacation in New York with the added bonus that we got to sleep in our own bed each night. What follows are some reviews and photos from my phone.

The High Line

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Attraction | "The High Line on a Rainy Day"

The High Line Photo, New York, New York
The new elevated park called the High Line that runs through the Meatpacking District has been wildly popular (and crowded) since it opened in June, so I actually planned a Friday off work to see it for the first time. Unfortunately it ended up being even less crowded than I anticipated because of persistent rain that morning, but nonetheless, I was sufficiently wowed by the park to not regret the day off.I'll let my photos do most of the explaining, but I should give a little context given that part of it's charm is it's unusual history. Originally built as an elevated freight track in 1934, the High Line ran north-south through a large swathe of western Manhattan, connecting to and runni...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 5, 2009

The High Line
Gansevoort Street to 20th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, New York
(212) 206-9922


Restaurant | "Great and Surpisingly Free Food"

To be honest, I'm having a hard time recalling what we ate for an entree because our meal was book-ended by two over-the-top dining experiences. First, when we walked in and sat at the bar we were immediately presented with a complimentary bowl of jumbo green olives and highly addictive bread sticks. Then after finishing dinner, we ordered what we thought was a slice of peach pie, but were presented a full 6-inch pie instead. It really was a lot of pie for $8.How are they giving away so much food you ask? We'll, the appetizers and entrees are fairly pricey, but that said, they're also worth it--everything we had was delicious and lived up to their motto "...using the finest ingredients ......Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 21, 2009

194 Elizabeth St
New York, New York 10012
+1 212 965 9511