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Memorable Day in the Meatpacking District

Manhattan-West Village

This guide takes place in the Meatpacking District. I have so many lovely memories from this particular combination, since family and friends have joined me on countless walks down the HighLine. This guide is perfect for a sunny day- the outdoor seating at The Standard Grill is a must.

Mary M.Mary M.

Mary is a writer from Iceland and Greece working in the media industry. She is an avid traveler having lived in five countries and studied languages and arts in U.S.A., Iceland and Denmark. She is a lover of art, culture and languages. New York City is exactly that, which is why she decided to move here. She has loved every minute of it!

The High LineParks
Elevated Public Park
Entrances at Gansevoort St., 14th, 16th, 23rd and 30th streets

The High Line is a beautiful elevated park and walkway that meanders throughout the Meatpacking and Chelsea. Greenery, colorful flowers and a great view make walking The High Line a very different experience than walking the streets of New York! In the summer you’ll find bar set-ups and small markets along the line. Depending on your speed, walking the High Line will take about 30-60 minutes.

The origins of the elevated tracks date back nearly 100 years to when freight trains were elevated to allow for safer travel into Manhattan and easier access directly into several factories which is why the line runs right through several buildings. By the 1980s however the line was completely unused by trains. In the last ten years it has undergone a transformation from an overgrown unused eyesore into a park and one of the more geographically and historically interesting, geo parks in the city.

The Standard GrillRestaurants & Cafes
Trendy, clubby, hotel-set American bistro under the High Line with sidewalk tables & lively bar.
(212) 645-4100website
848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

Towards the end of The High Line, or around 13th street, you’ll find The Standard Grill on the first floor of The Standard Hotel. This is an amazing bistro where you can sit outside on a nice day. Try the chicken salad, you won’t regret it. Don’t forget to go to the photo-booth inside to commemorate the memory!

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