The High Line in New York CityBy http://profile.typepad.com/1237764140s22740 // October 21, 2012 in New York
I accessed it Thursday last from stairs at West 23rd Street and walked south. The air was autumn afternoon warm and the sky late summer bright. People moved in both directions in small groups. Those walking unaccompanied, as I was, were few, suggesting that use of the High Line is predominantly recreational.
Where the path widens, there are places to sit, and I did see loners parked on bleachers, reading (books and phones, not tablets) or brooding.
One sitting area found the benches pivoted, perpendicular to the path and cantilevered over 10th Ave. A glass wall allowed an aquarium-like view of the vehicular traffic ushering from directly beneath your seat.
The views I liked best along the walk were of the backsides of billboards and the tiny, mechanical, elevated, antiquated Chelsea carparks.
Around W. 14th St. I bought some chilaquiles and a Mexican Coke from a taco vendor sat and looked east at the traffic in the Hudson River.
Then it was time to get to Dumbo for the Docracy Legal Stuff Explained 2.4: Equity Crowdfunding Dissected event.