Today we are talking about the Highline & Chelsea Market. This was one of my favorite days in NYC. I had a recommendation from my friend Lew who lived in NYC. He knows me well, and didn’t lead me astray. Being from the Pacific NW, I am drawn to the outdoors, nature and fresh air. It’s hard to find those things in New York City. The Highline used to be an old railway, early 2002 the community rallied together to use this space as an outdoor public use area. They covered the old railroads with a beautiful path lined with trees, flowers, and benches. It’s now a perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city below as you stroll high above the streets along the Highline. Our visit happened in the dead of Winter, so the landscape was pretty bleak, but I can imagine the blooms come springtime in the city.
Once we were starting to get a bit chilly we descended from the Highline and walked into Chelsea Market. Yet another perfect recommendation from Lew & friends. If you’ve ever been to Pike’s Place in Seattle, Chelsea Market is a similar concept, but all indoors. You stroll the long corridors of the market which is teeming with people, vendor stalls, and restaurants. I loved the upscale feel of this market. It was an elevated “market” with boutique jewelry, wine bars, yet still had flower shops and coffee stands. We peeked in almost all the shops in the market. I actually went BACK to Chelsea Market on my last day in NYC because I wanted to walk through one last time. That tells you something!
I’ve loved sharing my NYC trip with you! Thank you for following along. I have a couple more NYC posts I will be saving for future, but this will be the last one for now. I’ve got some BIG news coming to the blog soon. Stay Tuned.