Sunday, July 26, 2015

Saturday on the High Line

When the summer weather is fine, New Yorkers come out in droves in spite of the crowds of tourists. I hadn't been to the High Line for more than a year, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the final leg extending from Tenth av. and 30th st. to the Hudson River was paved and open. There's no plant life yet so it's wide open to the sun, but that Hudson River breeze was very refreshing. I walked south to the Gansevoort st. entrance. The trees that were struggling saplings the last time I was there are tall and leafy, providing beautiful shade and in some places an arbor-like tunnel. At the bottom end of the High Line the Whitney Museum was open and busy. There was just one downside. The Meatpacking District and Chelsea gentrification and construction boom has hemmed in the open feeling, and in some places destroyed the view of the Hudson River. Bummer.

But there were some compensating views to be had.

Leggo City at the 30th st. entrance, for kids of all ages:


It's over there:





As for those compensating views (for my friend Darko):