The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 06/03/2014 [Updated 02/12/2016]
Cookshop. Photo: Katie Bryant
West 20th Street Entrance, Chelsea
At the heart of Chelsea's gallery district, this stretch of the High Line is all about celebrating the City's many art forms, from expertly curated reading material to an ever-changing, statement-making billboard. You're also not far from the striking IAC Building, a modern and unusually shaped creation by architect Frank Gehry at 18th Street and Eleventh Avenue.
Culture: High Line Billboard
In a city littered with advertisements, the High Line Billboard, located at West 18th Street and Tenth Avenue, stands in welcome contrast. Displays change monthly, and past designs have highlighted the work of John Baldessari, Gilbert & George, Raymond Pettibon and other well-known artists and local visionaries. For more information on the latest design, visit thehighline.org.
Stepping away from the High Line's landscape doesn't mean you have to leave nature behind. Chef Marc Meyer, his wife, Vicki Freeman, and Chris Paraskevaides created Cookshop as a platform for sustainable ingredients from independent farmers. The menu changes daily, offering everything from fried green tomatoes to house-made lasagnetti to duck breast with jalapeño-cabbage slaw. Wash it down with a selection of fruit-infused drinks and be sure to leave room for homemade ice cream.
Shopping: 192 Books
Stock up on reading material at this Chelsea store. Owned and curated by art dealer Paula Cooper and her husband, editor Jack Macrae, 192 offers a strong selection of art books and literature, as well as memoirs and books on gardening, history, politics, design and music.