Like Johnny Cash, we walk the line and, if you want to see the High Line from the beginning, take a look at last week’s blog (10/19).
The High Line is a great place to stroll, sit, sunbathe, read or simply “people watch”
MOVING DOWN FROM 23RD STREET
At 23rd Street there’s an interesting piece of sculpture in the form of a small car that intrigued me but there was no description of this piece. I know this because I walked around it three times looking for a sign.
Not so at 18th Street where one suddenly comes upon a huge sign saying, “Beyond This Point You May Encounter Nude Sunbathers.” I stopped in my tracks (so did many others) and said to myself, “They must be kidding.” They were – it was a joke. Later on I saw the same sign in the area where various goods and food items are sold.
At 18th Street on the High Line you will see this sign – it’s a joke
Below 14th Street the crowd thins out quite a bit. There’s an elevator at 14th Street and 16th, 23rd and 30th as well as at the very end (Gansevoort Street). Looking down from the High Line here offers an excellent view of Bubby’s restaurant that, for me, brings back memories.
The very end of the High Line (below 14th Street at Gansevoort) overlooks Bubby’s restaurant
The last time I was there, my friend took one look at the check and said, “Well, we just spent $100 for two burgers.” I found this very funny and a bit of an exaggeration because we also had drinks, dessert and coffee. But we still refer to it – jokingly – as “the joint where we had two burgers for $100.” The food, by the way, is quite good but the place is always jumping. It’s not exactly quiet, restful dining.
There is also a building right at the end that says, “High Line Headquarters – the Diller-Von Furstenberg Building.” This also brings back memories. I interviewed Von Furstenberg in her Park Avenue apartment ages ago and found her to be very charming and extremely smart. Recently, she was quoted as saying, “Everyone knows I married a prince and a billionaire.”
LEAVING THE HIGH LINE: LOOKING AROUND
After leaving the High Line at Gansevoort Street I decided to cut across Little West 12th Street and immediately came across a Tory Burch boutique [see Adea’s blog, An Entrepreneur with Six Children]. Her products are everywhere: in more than 120 Tory Burch boutiques and over 3,000 department/specialty stores worldwide.
GOING NORTH TO CHELSEA MARKET
From everything I’ve read, this market, located at Ninth Avenue and 15th Street is extremely popular with visitors to the High Line. It’s a fun, lively spot that has a diversified selection of shops and restaurants. One of my favorites is Anthropologie – right inside the front door.
Inside the Chelsea Market at 15th Street and Ninth Avenue – this spot offers a wide variety of shops and restaurants with delicious food
THE RETURN TRIP
Stepping out from the Chelsea Market one cannot miss the GOOGLE building that is directly across the street. It’s at this point that I should have hailed a cab and headed home. But no, I walked and made a pit stop at Trader Joe’s located at Sixth Avenue and 21st Street for my all-time favorite salad dressing: Asian Style, Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette.
Then I walked all the way up to Park Avenue and 34th, had a huge mug of coffee with one of Trader Joe’s Orange Cranberry Tea Scones and did something that I haven’t done since I was four years old.
I took a late afternoon nap.
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I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.
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