New York: The Highline and Meatpacking District

It wasn’t just the first day we walked a lot in New York; we thought it was the best way to get around town. And when the feet got sore, we could easily just jump in a cab.

Cool wall painting

There is A LOT to see in NYC and although we did a lot, there is still so much we didn’t have time for. One thing Emma really wanted to do, and that we all appreciated, was to walk The Highline, a park situated on an old railway track above ground between Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District and West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenue. We started on West 34th Street and walked towards MPD. It was a lovely walk andyou get a different perspective from above ground than in between tall buildings at street level. We saw a lot of cool modern buildings, the waterfront, Empire State Building and when getting closer to MPD a lot of cute cafées and restaurants.

Empire State

Cool design


The waterfront

We also walked around Meat Packing District for a while and got a feel for the area – so cosy! We also walked straight onto Chelsea Market and had a look. It is a big food market with mainly restaurants (some sell Maine lobsters – yay), book shops, cook shops and bakeries.

Chelsea Market

Funny cupcakes at Chelsea Market

I had time for a little shopping in the cookshop and finally bought myself a Microplane grater, some escargot tongs and forks.

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