Our neighborhood has changed so much in the 14 years that we have been in Chelsea Market. I notice the changes more when I take visitors, and I see how different the place looks and how it has changed. Yesterday, I walked home to the Upper West Side and started my walk by walking north on the High Line Park, I was curious to see Phase Two of the High Line Park, which begins at 20th Street.
I am happy to report that it makes for a bit more of a rigorous walk to 30th street and visually has a very different look to Phase One of the High Line Park(section that was opened in 2009). The walk is generally narrower, and does kind of meander through new and old architecture, with urban views that are both very different and very New York. The design of the walkway is attractive yet understated, and allows you to enjoy the buildings that surround the walkway. Similar to the more southern section of the High Line, the walk is well landscaped.
I did go up to 30th street and descended into what is being called-The Lot, an area with live Hispanic music, lots of people, beer on tap, play ground and an interesting collection of trendy food trucks. In addition, AOL has funded the Rainbow Lot with very animated inflated amusements. Now there is lots of life on 30th and 10th Ave, a neighborhood that had been very remote in the past!
For more about the High Line Park – www.thehighline.org