Sunday, April 29, 2012

Walk the High Line

A pretty day in NYC!  Want something fun to do?  My good friend Jill choose the high line walk on her birthday!  I'm so happy she asked me and a few friends to join her and afterward for a wonderful lunch at Craft, Tom Colecchio's  restaurant.
Enjoy the photos




The High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York,  and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. 
Founded in 1999 by community  residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and  transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition.  It is now the non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations,and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the  essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the  High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure,  which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets. 
The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in  the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and  11th Avenues.  The first section of the High Line opened on June 9, 2009. It runs from Gansevoort Street  to West 20th Street. The second section, which runs between West 20th and West 30th Streets, opened June 8, 2011.

     The High Line is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.


Tracks still remain








Sculpture


































We made a new Friend Broozer, who is a regular at Craft






What?  No Steak