The High Line (Chelsea, Manhattan)
One of the most magical places in Manhattan is the High Line, a historic above ground railway turned public park, nestled between Gansevoort Street and 34th Street in the West Side neighborhood of Chelsea. It's my favorite place to take myself on a "treat yourself" date, but it's great for friends and lovers alike. There's plenty to do — from walking and sightseeing to checking out art and nibbling on tasty treats, you'll always have something to immerse yourself in at the High Line.
Whenever spending time at the High Line, I make it a point to go with an appetite and stop for a slice of pizza from Artichoke Basille's on 10th and 17th (right across the street from the 16th Street and 18th Street entrances to the High Line). I don't go here for typical New York slices, I go here for my favorite pizza ever...their signature Artichoke Pizza (thick crust, artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, and pecorino Romano cheese). Excuse me while I get this drooling under control.🤤 They have seating at the restaurant of course, but it is limited and you are only allowed to sit if you buy a wedge of 3 slices or a whole pie. There's standing tables for you to eat a slice real quick, but it's usually full. I tend to take my slice to go and bring it across the street.
There's typically plenty of open seating to choose from all around the High Line, whether it's a bench or a table, you'll usually be able to find something — even when it's crowded. Another place I tend to stop by when strolling the High Line is L'Arte Del Gelato. They have good gelato and sorbetto at fair prices and they almost always have my passionfruit sorbetto on deck, so I stay loyal to them. I'm not opposed to a People's Pop every now and then, but what can I say? I'm a creature of habit.
I hope you get to go to the city this summer and spend some time at this magical place. If you make it here, I hope you love it as much as I do.