The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 05/08/2013
Chelsea Piers. Photo: Scott McDermott
23rd Street Entrance, Chelsea
Note: due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, the elevator at the High Line's 23rd Street entrance is currently out of service.
Find drink specials, a one-of-a-kind bookshop and New York City's go-to sports complex.
Dining: Izakaya Ten
Starting on June 1, the High Line closes at 11pm, just in time for this Japanese gastropub's signature late-night happy hour (Thursday to Saturday, 11pm to 3am, with shochu and sake specials). Pair your drink with sushi, short ribs, kimchi and other regional favorites.
Shopping: Printed Matter, Inc.
It's easy to lose yourself in this nonprofit organization's bookstore, billed as the "world's greatest source for artists' publications." Printed Matter makes sure to stock hard-to-find books and materials, including art and photo titles—both old and new.
Arts & Entertainment: El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II
Through summer 2013, see the work of this Nigerian sculpture artist hanging adjacent to the High Line. Made from tin, mirrors, bottle caps, liquor bottles and wire, the large-scale, tapestry-inspired creation provides a unique view of the High Line's surroundings and tells a story of El Anatsui's West African home.
Sports & Recreation: Chelsea Piers
If you're craving something more than a slow stroll, burn off extra energy at this 28-acre waterfront sports village on the docks of the Hudson. Hone your game of tennis or golf, try out rock climbing or take a chilly spin around the Sky Rink, a year-round indoor ice-skating destination.