Right here we’re again to our Wednesday appointment, immediately’s visitor is Alexandra, who tells us about his expertise onNew York Excessive Line. Let’s discover out what it means to stroll 9 meters excessive, between Chelsea and Meatpacking.
Stroll the Excessive Line, New York
I am in New York, in one of many areas the place the town has modified its face and woke up from a sleepy and sluggish previous. Meatpacking e Chelsea they’ve so much to inform now! Till the 1980s, in Meatpacking greater than 250 slaughterhouses had been situated (along with a sure nighttime crime, together with prostitution and medicines). Now, nonetheless, there are artistic boutiques and stylish golf equipment. However how has a lot decay been swept away? The redevelopment of the realm was additionally made attainable because of the opening of the Excessive Line, a park that runs alongside the tracks of the outdated elevated subway, now deserted. The place as soon as the trains that transported the meat within the chilly rooms ran, now an extended inexperienced snake opens up.
Strongly desired by a committee of residents who opposed the demolition, the road (in disuse since 1980) invaded by uncultivated crops and grasses, impressed architects Diller Scofidio and Renfro to recreate a horizontal forest with varied native botanical species. Solely later did I perceive that I might manage a frugal picnic amongst its areas, because the Excessive Line have to be skilled relatively than visited. You’ll be able to stroll, relaxation on the wood deckchairs, drink or eat one thing within the meals space, play with water (and the youngsters have enjoyable), admire and / or examine the crops, benefit from the eventualities that speak in confidence to 9 meters peak on the motion and underlying visitors. The favourite spot for Instagrammers is the Gansevoort Overlook, a stepped terrace overlooking 10th Avenue. Additionally noteworthy are the views over the Hudson River and its architectural jewels prefer it IAC Constructing by Franck Gehry and the Condominium 100 by Jean
From the Excessive Line to Chelsea Market
Have you ever ever eaten Oreo cookies? As soon as upon a time they had been produced right here and the manufacturing unit look has nonetheless remained intact regardless of the area being divided into many golf equipment and outlets for all culinary wants: from the bookshop to the fish market, from the Italian store to the bakery. Right here you will discover the whole lot.
I do not know what to eat, the supply is huge, however that lobster from North Carolina simply calls me! I make one weigh one that’s cooked for me in the intervening time. I additionally determine to purchase a legendary one Clams Chowder (clam chowder), ready for my lobster to cook dinner to perfection.
After poking round a bit, I return to the Excessive Line to hang around. It’s so refreshing to stroll right here. Then return to Meatpacking, to search for the proper place to get pleasure from a cocktail whereas ready for the marvel of sundown over the Hudson. I enter a random lodge, dealing with east in the direction of the Hudson River (I let myself be impressed by the identify which can also be that of the road, it’s virtually unpronounceable: Gansevoort) and ask if there’s a panoramic terrace the place you possibly can drink or eat one thing.
As all the time, the kindness on the reception exceeds expectations and with a thousand thousand smiles I’m accompanied to the highest flooring. Right here you possibly can drink, shoot, eat one thing (small grill and snack service) and count on the warmest, most vivid colours conceivable. And you continue to drink, in fact!