One area we really loved wandering around while in NYC was the Meatpacking District. It had a totally different look to the other downtown neighbourhoods, with wider footpaths and low rise, converted industrial buildings (including remnants of its namesake meatpacking plants).
The once no-go neighbourhood is now home to high-end fashion stores, boutique hotels and chic eateries like Pastis, where we stopped for creme brulee and people watching.
Nearby were these striking wall murals of Madonna by a street artist called Mr Brainwash.
We ventured up to the much talked about Highline – a disused railway line that’s recently been converted into a park and public space, spanning the Meatpacking District to Chelsea.
Here’s the view looking down….
…and the view above of The Standard – a stunning design hotel (that’s part of the Highline underneath).
…and a close-up of the urban-meets-nature Highline where rustic railway tracks merge with wild plants – so effective and pretty.
I love the Madonna pic and the railway tracks looks like a great place to explore.
I so miss New York. At one point in my life (’98-’00) I lived with a(n) (ex)boyfriend in the Lower East Side. It used to be grungy and sketchy, but today, it has “arrived” !
…and great for going out at night!!
The name has stuck out for me since I watched Samantha strut her stuff with a group of trannies in SATC sometime back. I love redeveloped areas just as long as they don’t bring in coffee chains. Pastis looks cute!
I’ve heard good things about the Highline, can’t wait to visit it next time I’m in NYC.
schiller’s is one of my designer’s faves
as is public/double crown – very cool
i love the look of allen and delancey though
i know know know that i want restaurant no.2 in this amazing city
coincidence that the boy has an american passport?!?