If you haven’t read Part 1 of the NYC Review check it here. 🙂
Now Part 2!
The High Line is fantastic, an old disused subway line that used to run above the city converted into a park that glides above the city featuring plants, sitting areas, awesome views and a different perspective on such a vibrant city.
The wildlife, the colours, the difference from walking on pavements for 99% of the trip, the High Line is really great and its free!
If you’re in NYC this is a must see from start to finish. Apart from the struggle to find the entrance, it was all awesome, we entered on W 34th Street by the Jacob K Jarvis Convention Center (which is huge FYI), we made our way to the end at Gansevoort Street next to the Whitney Museum of American Art.
We followed this up with a delicious lunch at Bubby’s (warning their website may cause food envy), if you finish your High Line experience at this end I highly recommend this place, you wont miss it as its straight across the road, even if you just want an ice cream you can grab an Ample Hill Creamery Ice Cream just past the entrance for the Restaurant. If you can grab a table inside the Bubby’s Burger is pretty awesome too.
Next up watching the Baseball at Yankee Stadium, wow, what an experience, great to see this side of the American culture.. but the game really wasn’t for me, the Yankee’s lost 4 – 1 (yes they managed just 1 run in the entire 3 and a half hours we were there), they also only managed to hit the ball (not including foul balls, etc.) a grand total of 5 times ?!?! 5 times in almost 4 hours are you kidding me? Good atmosphere, cool photo’s of the stadium, but we got unlucky and had a pretty boring game. The highlight was the food, go to the game just for the food.. we also managed to bag a free frozen glass for being one of the first 25,000 (I think) in the stadium.
Last up in this review is the shopping, damn, being a guy who doesn’t exactly enjoy shopping, I spent $$$. A new fancy watch, new basketball trainers, tonnes of new clothes, I left the UK with a half empty suitcase weighing in at about 10kg, and I left NYC with 20kg! My wallet isn’t going to thank me for a while.
It goes without saying really, but NYC is shopping central, I don’t really even need to tell you where I shopped because you will already know, but Macy’s and Century 21 (Near the WTC) were definitely providing the most bargains during this trip.
Check back soon for even more reviews.
And if you’re going to NYC and plan on visiting any of these places let me know in the comments 🙂