Monday, April 20, 2015

The High Line NYC April 2015

Good Monday Morning!

Is there really any such thing? Who wants to get out of bed on a Monday morning to go to work when you just had a great weekend of beautiful weather. Hopefully where ever you are the beautiful weather is continuing this week for you to enjoy, here however we are currently experiencing a hurricane of sorts. The wind and rain is like I've never seen it here before.. and y'all know the wind is always bad here but this is just crazy!!!

Last week I talked about my trip to the New York City High Line and I had intended to blog about it but got mixed up on my days and High Five for Friday cant exactly be posted on Monday so this post had to be bumped.. no big deal because truth be told at the time I hadn't written it anyways! I did however want to make sure I shared this with you for two reasons, one because it was a really great thing to see and two because I like to share things to do around the city as New York is a popular tourist destination and its always great to see activities that would be at your fingertips and reviews on whether or not they were worth seeing.

As I said last week Tanya and I headed into the city early one morning to walk the High Line, oddly enough this is something we hadn't done the last time around living in New York and have talked about getting there this time but haven't made it until now. Its one of those things you kind of want to time right, its definitely more of a Spring or Summer event than Winter of course. Part of the High Line was under construction but that didn't get in our way of enjoying it.

Here is a map of the High Line so you have an idea of where you would be in the city and what you would be able to see.

I would recommend starting at either end and just making your way from one side to the other, starting in the middle you may not feel the need to turn around and back track and you don't want to miss anything. Of course this is a touristy thing so account for that as well. 

I will say we went on a weekday morning and it was still pretty busy, we started down on West 30th Street and made our way down! The views of the Hudson River are really great, yes we have them all the time from our apartment but regardless its always nice to see the water. Its also a great way to see a lot of Chelsea which honestly is not an area we really frequent. These are some pictures I took along our walk. 

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.

A couple more weeks and I think the whole walk will be covered with beautiful blooms! 

I absolutely LOVE the New York street art, so many talented artists! 

Ha! Typical statement of a New Yorker! 

These canvases were absolutely amazing, we found a gentlemen who had a stand set up towards the end of our route. He had a bunch of different pictures like this and they were amazing. I did purchase one, but not this one. 

I am really glad we took the time before we leave to do this walk, as I said its really great to see a different part of the city and from such a different angle as well. Word to the wise though, don't drink an iced coffee at the beginning of your journey because there are no bathrooms up there and for some reason majority of New York establishments wont let you use their bathrooms unless your purchase something. Ugh.. I struggled a little, I wont lie. 

If you are interested in visiting the High Line or reading more about it you can click HERE for their website. 

After the High Line Tanya and I toured around Chelsea and the Meat Packing district, we had talked a lot about visiting Dough for some of their famous Donuts and after reading THIS article we knew we had to get there. The place is SO tiny, if you weren't paying attention you could walk right by it! Inside is very tiny and quaint and you are greeted by an amazing aroma of fresh donuts and just plain goodness. I decided that if I was going to do this I might as well go big.. so I got four! Obviously they were not all for myself, I was going to bring some home for Jason. I purchased the coconut, plain glazed, chocolate nibs and mocha crunch. I will say my absolutely favorite was the coconut.. by far!

Minus the crappy quality of the picture (I was shaking with excitement) tell me these don't look incredible! 


We couldn't wait until we got home to give it a try! 

Tanya I believe got the lemon poppy seed which she shared a piece with me and good lord! If you are a fan of lemon poppy seed anything this will rock your world! She also got the mocha crunch, coconut and dolce de leche and she said they were all amazing! If you are in the city this is a MUST stop, it will change your life in the best way possible.

Pretty good day right? If it couldn't get any better it was absolutely gorgeous out and we managed to hit up a Trader Joe's which is something that I sadly don't get to very often and forgot just how much I love it! I was a little intimidated by the line (as it wrapped around the entire store) but we flew through it! 

So that is the New York High Line, I will try and remember to link Tanya's post on it when she publishes it so you can see her fabulous pictures (she took a legit camera) and her take on things! 

I hope you all have a fantastic day, and as always thank you for stopping by! 

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  1. The three of us toured the High Line last time we were in NYC. We didn't do the entire thing, but really enjoyed the different perspective it gave. Toronto is actually thinking of adding one too! Here's a link.

    1. That's exactly what I thought Cathy, it gave a totally different perspective of the city. Plus its in a different area than I frequent so it was nice to change up the scenery as well.
      I cant believe they are thinking about doing this in Toronto, I think its a fantastic idea!! Thank you for sharing that article!

  2. Great post - I loved the pictures :) NYC fascinates me, especially the High-Line since I saw it on Life after People. Following your blog now and will send this post to a Californian lady I know who LOVES New York.

    1. Thank you so much Stephen and thank you for stopping by, I am so grateful! I am glad you enjoyed the post, we travel a lot and I try to share as much as I can about what we experience in different places, I think its a great way to give people a travel bucket list so to speak in each place, or at least an idea as to what is available to them. Again thank you so much for reading!! :)

  3. Your pics turned out really well! planning on doing mine in a few weeks!