New York – Manhattan – Chelsea – The High Line

Chelsea is the district to the north of the West Village and the Meat Packing District. There weren’t that many food places on my hit list here but Chelsea Market is worth a wander.

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The Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar, www.cullandpistol.com inside the market is worth checking out for reasonably priced lobster and oysters.

I came with Tom and his little boy to walk along the High Line www.highline.org; an old overhead railway line that has been converted to a pedestrian walkway.

You can take an uninterrupted stroll in pleasant surroundings from W 14th, near Chelsea Market, to W 34th street.

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The route is lined with art instillations and plant displays all along the way.
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At various points you can get views of the streets below…

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…which have also been beautified with street art.

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Lonely Planet lists it as one of the city’s must-do attractions which is a perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but it certainly beats walking along a street. It’s worth doing if you’re in the area though, and of course it’s great if you actually live here.

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The Empire Diner www.empire-diner.com at 210 10th Ave, is a good place to stop off after a long walk. They have a diner style menu but it’s quite upmarket now with prices to match. It’s worth checking out just for the beautiful 1930s art deco building it lives in and the classic interior.

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We also had a drink at The Park www.theparknyc.com at 118 10th Ave which has a really nice garden area with trees interspersed between the tables. The steaks are supposed to be good but we were already full.

I’m sure there are many other good places in the neighbourhood, these are just my brief observations.

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