TL:DR Not wanting to waste my life away on a nice Saturday (read: real nice day, so nice that it was Spring-like), we went out to explore the expansive parks of Manhattan.
We first went to The Highline Park. The Highline is a green space park created on a former rail line.
The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan’s largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980.
It was a pretty nice park, quite linear (obviously), although we barely covered part other first section (before succumbing to the sparkly waters of the Chelsea Piers), I plan to come back hopefully when it’s 20 degrees out so that I can take more pictures without being jostled by tourists.
While we headed to the Chelsea Piers, we didn’t really stay for long as the sun was setting soon and we had wanted to check out the action at Central Park.
Central Park for those who do not know, is a beautiful man made park created in 1873 at 843 acres large. A lot of walking later (note to self: memorize bathroom locations lest you fantasize about letting it out in a darkened wooded area), we only managed to cover a sliver of the park thanks to a very dramatic moment where a lady was feeding her aerial minions and a minor bird war erupted. Birds be trippin’ when they’re hungry!
While it was an extremely enjoyable day temperature wise, I am definitely waiting for the day when my nips will be frozen two steps going outside so I can wander the parks alone, like in I am Legend.
Highline Park history – http://www.thehighline.org/about/high-line-history
Central Park FAQ – http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/general-info/faq/