Saturday, July 2, 2011

Spotlight On: High Line Park and City Winery

Last weekend, I explored a fantastic part of NYC that I had never been to before, the High Line.

The High Line is a New York City Park that is built on an elevated section of track from the former West Side Line freight railroad. The park runs through the West Side all the way from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues.

As anyone who has been to New York knows, parks in the city are like little slices of heaven, and the High Line is no exception. Up just a few flights of stairs from the taxi filled asphalt is gorgeous greenery stocked with little surprises.

One of my favorite areas of the High Line is the 23rd Street Lawn. Grassy areas are hard to come by in NYC and it is a great spot to rest, have a picnic, and enjoy the gorgeous views. I also really enjoyed the Sundeck Preserve area between 14th and 15th Streets. Here, there are tons of wodden lounge chairs installed which was a great, unexpected feature. Also, around this area, there is a magnificent view of the Diane von Furstenburg offices.

After spending much of my day exploring all that the High Line has to offer, I headed over to City Winery at 155 Varick Street for dinner and a concert.

Before we made it down to the show, we stumbled upon the cutest little garden in SoHo. Some of my favorite things in life are unanticipated, like this one.

City Winery itself was amazing. The ivy coated building and the massive wooden doors immediately set the tone for the entire night. The inside of the venue was just as charming and the food was to die for. City Winery is the perfect place to watch a laidback summer concert while enjoying some delicious wine and food.

In my opinion, both the High Line and City Winery and must-see attractions in New York!

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