22 May 2014
My Trip To New York Part 2
Welcome to part 2 of my New York trip. Today I want to show you around the Meatpacking District, West Village, The Museum of Natural History and a bit of Central Park. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and we walked to Chelsea to connect with the Highline, an old railway line repurposed into an elevated garden and public open space. The park extends from Gansevoort Street north to 30th Street and you can glimpse great views of New York as you walk along. If you look really closely at the photo below you can see the Statue Of Liberty in the middle distant background. The park was packed with tourists, some people were enjoying the park benches and reading, there were people selling various trinkets and towards the end food vendors carts if you’re feeling peckish. We began our walk at Chelsea and finished at the Meatpacking District. Upon alighting the stairs there was an artist selling his wonderful New York prints, Hayley couldn’t resist buying one for her bedroom.
Meatpacking District. Spring was late in New York this year and this particular Saturday is the kind of weather the city had been waiting for. The Meatpacking District was full of life on it’s cobblestone streets with buskers and people drinking at bars and restaurants alfresco. I loved this guy busking with his piano, there was chairs set up around him and people were loving his music.
A wedding! They were in amongst it all having photos taken on the street. Bill’s Bar and Burger served delicious sweet potato fries.
After the Meatpacking Districk we walked onto the West Village where we enjoyed a pizza at Moustache. We were told the building a few doors down on the corner was the apartment facade for the tv show Friends. There were so many people taking photos of this building, a testament to how popular Friends was and still is. The restaurant at the bottom The Little Owl looked like a gorgeous little place to eat, I’d love to go there next time for a meal.
Magnolia Bakery, West Village, queues were starting to build, their cupcakes are very popular in New York.
Grand Central Station at night.
Museum Of Natural History. Step off the subway and straight into the Museum Of Natural History entrance, you will spend hours here there is so much to see. Highly recommended.
View of Central Park from the Museum of Natural History.
We had our first American hotdog from the food truck across the road from the Museum at Central Park.
The blossoms were just starting to bloom as we arrived in New York.
I hope you enjoyed Part 2, there’s going to be one more and final post about New York but I’ll break it up with a recipe for my next post.