day two - getting artsy in midtown...
sitting here watching sex and the city and enjoying a glass of vino, it seems somewhat surreal to be in new york city. today we headed toward midtown to make our way through some of the neighbourhoods that make this city famous. first up was chelsea. after getting off the subway, we headed to the high line; an elevated railway track that has been converted into a community park that runs from gansevoort street in the meatpacking district to west 34th street. while not in full bloom at the moment, the park proved a great vantage point for seeing the skyline and some great street art.
we then headed to the chelsea market for some lunch. essentially a giant block of gourmet eateries, fruit and vegetables stores, wine cellars and freshly baked goods, this market which sits alongside the hudson river is only 15 years young but already an iconic spot for lunching new yorkers and hungry tourists. after a few months of spanish-inspired foods and now burgers, pizzas and fries, it was nice having asian inspired food to chow down on.
after doing some window browsing of the art galleries that line the gorgeous streets of chelsea, we slowly made our way back to greenwich village and soho through the gorgeous west village. with a walking tour along the famed bleecker street locked in for later in the week, we opted for greenwich avenue. a picturesque tree-lined street with restaurants, florists and bookstores all billowing out onto the street. we saw three seasons in one day today - waking to snow flurries, which then turned to an overcast winters day before the sun came out in the late afternoon. i can safely say that it was easy to see how people fall in love with this city.
p.s. we popped into dash (soho) this afternoon and i was amazed at the amount of young girls harassing the poor staff members about the kardashian family… speaking of - a few girls we passed in the street were pointing out brody jenner in an art gallery today, so maybe we can do some start spotting later this week.
p. p.s. i thought i would add a few pictures of our
. also pose the question… where else can you find punnets of fresh raspberries for $2?