It was sunny and clear but a cold breeze kept us from enjoying the High Line, a city park along Manhattan’s Hudson River today. We did catch a glimpse of the next portion of the High Line which is under construction. The first section runs from Gansevoort to 20th Street and opened 2009. It’s built on a once-abandoned 1930’s elevated freight rail line that delivered milk, meat, produce etc. The goal is to open the full lenght of the line to 34th Street. (To help fund the expansion, contribute to Friends of the High Line.)
We took refuge from the cold – along with hundreds of others – in the Chelsea Market which is full of one food shop after another. The nice tea parlor we visited last year appears to have been replaced by a Sarabeth’s Kitchen. We visited the seafood shop and watched some men making what looked like fantastic sushi. We also passed a shop selling “Gimme Coffee” coffee, which I last saw in Ithaca, N.Y. (and I think began there.) We ended up having overpriced but very good cappuccino at a stand across from the Gimme Coffee shop.
We also dropped by Eataly but it was way too packed for us to grab a bite to eat. We ended up at another restaurant on Broadway and 21st – Bar Stuzzinchini. It had an old world French bistro atmosphere, a reasonable $21 brunch special that included an appetizer, main course, and alcoholic drink. I went Italian – with fried artichoke, spaghetti Bolognese. My friends had poached eggs with salmon.