When was the last time you walked the entire High Line? Well, in the interest of full disclosure, I had never done it. Most recently, I had popped by Rashid Johnson’s new installation—but that was it. Prior to my son leaving for overnight camp, I was determined to walk my art talk. The perfect opportunity came when he wanted to see Ted 2. Call me crazy, but I considered this to be a teaching moment. I told him, “We will allow you to put garbage in your head (sorry, Mark) only if you balance it with fabulousness.” And so we went on our journey on the High Line. Not only was it an art fest, but the red velvet cream-cheese ice cream sandwiches and avocado ice pops weren’t bad either. Whether you are on your own, with a date, or with the family, this elevated park is the greatest thing created in NYC since Central Park. You can walk miles of art installations by artists like Rashid Johnson, Adrián Villar Rojas, Damián Ortega, and many more geniuses. In between the installations, there are superfun food carts, a climbing structure, water fountains, and chaises to just chill and take in the fresh air. I will give you the full download another day, but for now, just ask your cab driver to drop you off at Tenth Avenue and 34th Street, walk up the ramp, and get started. We enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Bubby’s at the end. Those biscuits and homemade pies….
The High Line
North Entrance at Tenth Avenue and 34th Street
New York City