Neighborhood Highlights

The Lowdown on the High Line

by staff, 05/08/2013

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  • West 26th Street Entrance, Chelsea
    This stretch is all about style, from upscale American dining to a fashion house turned retail store. 
    Dining: Trestle on Tenth  
    The airy bar, brick-lined dining room and cozy back garden are for those in the know. Modern American cuisine gets custom accents from Swiss owner-chef Ralf Kuettel. Start with steak tartare with quail egg or pork shoulder crépinette with sautéed spinach. For the main dish, sample cider-braised short ribs with bacon and radicchio or spinach gnocchi with sugar snap peas, zucchini and tomato. Be sure to try the selection of cheeses and wines. 
    Shopping: Beyond 7 
    Showroom 7's 2008 retail world debut marked a milestone for the fashion house known for dressing celebrities and fashion icons. Inside the Terminal Warehouse building, you'll find quality wares from shoes and accessories to vintage books and rare guitars. 
    Arts & Entertainment: Uri Aran: Untitled (Good & Bad) 
    At this point on the park, nature extends beyond the greenery. In one of his latest projects, Israeli-born artist Uri Aran transformed the stretch of the High Line between West 25th and 26th Streets into a virtual jungle. Collaborating with a voice actor, Aran recorded the sounds of animals from cats and spiders to platypuses and sharks, followed by the words "good" or "bad." The object was to distort the associations of passersby by using a positive tone for creatures typically seen as negative. His creation will be on display through August 2013.


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