I’m sure everyone in New York would chew me out for that one, but I noticed my first day back two gorgeous buildings that went up in Chelsea – 1 Jackson Square (pictured), where there used to be a crap parking lot, and another new/funky/large apartment building on Runway Eighth Avenue.
Plus, there’s all these new bike lanes that have gone up – I can really appreciate this, now that bicycling is my primary transportation in Tel Aviv. Maybe developers and the city ain’t that broke?
Anyway, noticing all of this at once did make me feel not “a part of” Manhattan anymore. But, hey, that’s OK – and the feeling passed. Plus, I’m happy for New York, if it really is in recovery. Both buildings I saw are gorgeous, and I’m sure everybody is enjoying the bike paths.
I did get to enjoy the HighLine, however – a new park developed along some abandoned elevated train tracks in the Meatpacking District. The views and lighting were pretty at night. Look:
I put a hyperlink in the last picture to The Standard’s site, but in case it didn’t work here it is again. The place generated some publicity-slash-flack when it was revealed that guests were taking advantage of the rooms’ floor-to-ceiling windows to give parkgoers below free peepshows. Now this is my kind of park!
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