We’ve been having some gorgeous weather these past few days, so I decided to take advantage and have a NYC bucket list kind of afternoon. Since it opened in 2009, I have been wanting to go and see the High Line . The High Line is a public park built on a 1.45 mile stretch of elevated railroad that runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th street on the far west side of Manhattan.
The Meatpacking District used to be one of my favorite haunts back in my single days. The area is full of sexy restaurants, bars and nightclubs. It’s a perfect place for a girl’s night out or a third date (insert lascivious eyebrow wiggle here).
My restaurant of choice when in this area has always been Pastis, a french-style bistro with a killer steak frites and a beautiful interior space full of vintage tiles, bronze and crystal lighting fixtures and worn wood cafe tables. Huge french doors lead to a narrow umbrellad outside seating area — perfect for people watching over oysters and rose.
Sated, and just a little bit tipsy, it was time to hike the stairs to the High Line and see what the fuss was all about.
I’m so glad I finally did this. It’s such a neat way to see this western most part of the island. Who in a millions years would have thought to do this? New Yorkers, that’s who.
Visit this weekend. The weather will be perfect.