A Little Island On The Hudson

Friday morning, I took the subway to 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan, shopped at the original Macy’s, and then met our wonderful old friends Cesar and Daisy (who trained down from Connecticut) for a long walk and lunch. The plan was to walk The High Line, a new park opened in 2009.

Per the official website (click here), The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a free, public park on Manhattan’s Westside. It runs from the Meatpacking District (around West 14th Street) all the way to West 34th Street. In New York, 20 city blocks equals 1 mile (1.6 km). Given that The High Line meanders here and there between 10th and 12th Avenues, the elevated park runs for more than 1 mile.

I have more to share from my day in “The City.” It was all exhilarating. But the best part was simply spending time with Cesar and Daisy, and being reminded of how lucky we are to have such incredible friends in our lives.

 (“Metropolize” any image by clicking on it).

LOOKING BACK TOWARD 34TH STREET AFTER ENTERING THE HIGH LINE.
PENN STATION IS BEYOND ALL THOSE TRAIN CARS.
HISTORIC PENN STATION WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1963.
DAISY WAITING FOR ME TO CATCH UP.
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE TRAINS.
A NEW GRAND PENN STATION IS ANTICIPATED IN 10+ YEARS.
THE OLD RAILS TURNED INTO A FOOTPATH.
OUR FRIENDS FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS (SINCE PRE-SCHOOL… UM.. MAYBE NOT).
LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED ALONG THE WAY.
I DON’T EVEN RECOGNIZE PARTS OF THE CITY ANYMORE.
A MIX OF THE OLD AND NEW… AND ART.
A NOOK.
OLD NEW YORK.
ANOTHER VIEW.
A GRAND OLD NEW YORK BUILDING FRAMED BY THE NEW.
RUSTY RAILWAY ART AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE.
I LOVED THIS BUILDING…
…AND THE DOG WATCHING THE TRAFFIC DOWN BELOW.
ART FRONTING MORE OF THE NEW … AND THE OLD.
ACCESSIBLE AT INTERVALS ONLY FROM THE STREET BELOW,
AND FLANKED BY OLD AND MOSTLY NEW CONSTRUCTION.
A BIT OF A TRAFFIC JAM…
AND THIS WAS A CHILLY, OVERCAST DAY.
MORE ART… I THINK.  A SET OF EXIT STAIRS TO THE
STREET AT RIGHT (YOU HAVE TO GO UP TO GO DOWN).
A NEW AND EVER-CHANGING SKYLINE.
BUT I KNOW THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING!
MAYBE A 5-BEDROOM APARTMENT FOR $20-MILLION… PLUS?
A NEWLY THRIVING 10TH AVENUE DOWN BELOW.
A BIT SURREAL.
NEARING WEST 14TH STREET…
… AN OUTDOOR CAFE.
LOOKING BACK AT THE CAFE.
ACROSS THE HUDSON RIVER TO HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY.
AND MAYBE A REST ON A CHAISE LOUNGE.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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