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park: Highline

When I lived in Manhattan some years ago, I lived in midtown and often craved the Central Park experience on a weekday.  The energy of the city, as intoxicating as it can be, can stick to you, wears you down, and at times can only be peeled off after hours spent in nature.  However, upper Manhattan is not always on my mood so the park ended up more of a weekend activity.

Since we moved, something of a miracle happened to midtown Manhattan, Highline Park, a park built on an old freight line, yes, old railroad tracks.  It’s modern, gorgeous, and oh-so-New York.  And it totally stole hours from my afternoon this past trip.  Step onto this little piece of heaven, overlooking the West side and the Hudson, and you’ll be mesmerized too.

Besides the details poured into every inch of the thoughtful architecture, Highline Park is also the home to some very yummy gourmet food trucks.  People’s Pops and Blue Bottle Coffee are just among the favorites.  Strong espresso perked me up for the stroll high above the city, and fruity ice cream kept me happy all though out the humidity of August.

I wore my favorite casual menswear-inspired outfit: piped Club Monaco PJ trousers with a ZARA shoulder bag, F21 over-sized white shirt, Sam Edelman flats, and a vintage turquoise necklace.