I can’t believe that I’m coming up on my one year NYC anniversary! The first year here has been amazing and seriously something right out of a movie screenplay (can’t make this up). One thing that I haven’t been so great at is actually taking advantage of the city.
I spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of the city when I was a senior at Georgetown. (That’s what you get for long distance…) It definitely feels like I did a lot more city things during those visiting weekends than I have since living here.
Most days it’s wake up, get on the subway, go to work, avoid the crowds in Union Square for lunch, work more, get back on the subway, go home.
With my mom and sister and my sister’s friend were in town, it was the perfect excuse to cross some of my summer-in-the-city bucket list items! Actually, they came to my office because I was in a meeting until 6:30 that Friday and we had no idea what to do. One of my friends at work suggested we go down to the High Line.
Oh my goodness.
It is such a not-so-secret hidden gem in the city. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and seen so many great Instagrams, but I hadn’t exactly made the effort to go. It’s my new favorite place in the city. It’s beautiful, full of interesting people, and just a little different.
What is the High Line? It’s an elevated public park on the historic freight rail line. The views of the streets in the Meatpacking district are amazing… and the views of the Hudson River are beautiful too. Especially at sunset!
We took a cab over and climbed the stairs just as the sun was beginning to set. We walked the entire length stopping along the way for pictures and chatting before heading back uptown for dinner.
This is a photo from my iPhone. If an iPhone can capture this beauty… can you imagine what it looks like in person?
Oh, it was such a fun Friday family night 🙂
Have you been to the High Line? What’s your favorite place in the city that you recommend I explore next?