The Lowdown on the High Line
by nycgo.com staff, 06/03/2014
Chelsea Piers. Photo: Scott McDermott
West 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
During summer the High Line closes at 11pm, just in time for this Japanese gastropub's signature late-night happy hour (shochu specials on Fridays and Saturdays, 11pm to 3am). Pair your drink with yakitori, raw octopus, dumplings and other regional favorites.
Shopping: Printed Matter, Inc.
It's easy to lose yourself in this nonprofit organization's bookstore, full of thousands of art publications (with more available online). Printed Matter makes sure to stock hard-to-find books and materials, including art and photo titles—both old and new.
Arts & Entertainment: Ed Ruscha, Honey, I Twisted Through More Damn Traffic Today
Celebrated pop artist Ed Ruscha has his first public piece of commissioned art in NYC, which will be on display through May 2015. It’s that title phrase, writ large in block letters on the side of a building adjacent to the High Line at 22nd Street. You’ll have to be on the walkway to see it—and then spend a bit of time contemplating the people traffic on the pathway as well as the cars far below.
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.