On Sunday, I depart for a week in New York City. Today, I’ve got that Monday morning kind of daydreaming going on. The type where you know that you’re going somewhere cool, you had a super fun weekend, you’re a little sleepy and not ready to do any work yet, but your boss is crazy stressed about who knows what and you just want to tune her out until about Wednesday? Yeah, I know you know the feeling.
Luckily, when you’re a travel blogger who daydreams about travel you can turn said daydreams into a blog post. Multi-tasking for the win!
The highlight of my daydreams today is the High Line. This long, skinny park is a railroad trestle turned garden oasis above the streets of New York.
Those are railroad tracks running through all that greenery.
And that’s a view of the street below the High Line.
The park runs from Gansevoort Street to W 34th Street between 10th and 12th Avenues. You can access it every few blocks by climbing up stairs from the street or taking the elevator.
This kiss mural was a highlight of the High Line until last winter. According to New York Cliche, it’s just an ugly gray building now. Sadness.
I hope a new mural is painted in its place soon.
Luckily, there are plenty of other beautiful details along the High Line that Friends of the High Line does control and keep up like these flowers.
And these cheeky parking billboards don’t seem to be going anywhere fast.
The wooden water towers are definitely a staple of the skyline here. These wooden tanks may look like relics, but many of them still pump and store water to New York City residents and visitors every single day. New tanks are going up all the time. Some are made of steel but most are still made of good ol’ wood just like when these towers first graced NYC buildings over six stories hall in the 1800s.
Have you been to the High Line? What’s your favorite thing about it?