Since the opening of its first section in 2009, the High Line has become a destination for sunbathing, sightseeing, snacking and viewing innovative art.
Gansevoort Street Entrance, Meatpacking District Lush greenery above gives way to cobblestone streets, Italian fare and shopping below the High Line’s first entrance.
Dining: Catch. After working up an appetite in the fresh air, head to this small-plate-focused seafood restaurant in the Meatpacking District that features a menu dotted with inventive dishes like crab spaghetti and scallop gnocchi. The sleek, open space and shareable food create the perfect setting for a memorable meal with friends.
Shopping: Zadig & Voltaire. Outfit yourself at the NYC flagship of this Parisian rock ‘n’ roll–inspired label.
Dining: Spice Market. Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s sprawling Asian restaurant, which first opened its doors in 2004, focuses on the street food the owner enjoyed during his travels in the Far East. The menu offers everything from charred chili-rubbed beef skewers with Thai basil dipping sauce to caramelized banana with spiced milk chocolate sauce. It’s delicious.
Arts & Entertainment: Milk Gallery. This large Chelsea studio and event space (a former location of the MTV Video Music Awards after-party) also hosts an art gallery specializing in the works of photographers who document celebrity, fashion and pop culture. Expect all kinds of exhibitions—photos from Andy Warhol’s Factory, shows by up-and-comers from Parsons—along with Milk’s own alternative MADE Fashion Week.