A public park built on a 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure, that used to be in operation as a freight rail line from 1934 till 1980. A similar structure exists in Paris, known as the Promenade Plantée.
Amazing beginning to a big walk headed downtown. When the weather is nice (and if you can brave the local crowds) the walk is relaxing. Rotating art installations are throughout.
- btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave)
- (212) 500-6035
Created by Thomas Heatherwick and comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs—almost 2,500 individual steps— and 80 landings, the centerpiece will literally lift up the public.
Just opened, worth a trip just to gaze at the shine! Tip - you cannot climb unless you have a ticket. You can get them either 2 weeks in advance, or by snagging one of a limited number the day-of in the AM.
The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards
This place is a beautiful labyrinth. Feeling rich? The lower floors are for you. Uniqlo and H&M are located on the higher floors. Stop by for a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many nicer restaurants, or go in for a quick bite to eat at Fuko
Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Bar
Pizzaiolos, cousins and best friends, Francis Garcia and Sal Basille opened Artichoke Basille's on 14th St. in 2008. Having gotten their hands into the business early working at their family restaurants, Basille's in Staten Island, they boys and their pizza shop have made more than a name for the...
MASSIVE slices of pizza are at this local joint. Classic cheese is a best bet, but the fabled Artichoke Slice is to die for. Bring a friend to split it with or you'll be full :)
- 114 10th Ave (btwn W 17th & W 18th St)
- (212) 792-9200
Art & Culture
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitney houses one of the world's foremost collections of modern and contemporary American art.
Into art? American artists are showcased here on a rotating basis. In nicer weather, check out the seating up top at the roof level - the cafe is brilliant!
- 99 Gansevoort St (btwn 10th Ave & Washington St)
- (212) 570-3600
Ok, yes it's a tourist trap. But it's a FUN tourist trap. Try the famous "Los Tacos No. 1" or the new hand-pulled noodle spot , "Very Fresh Noodles"
- 75 9th Ave (btwn W 15th & W 16th St)
- (212) 243-6005
Bleecker Street Pizza
Home of the famous & award winning Nonna Maria Pie. High quality, fresh ingredients & our grandma's Italian recipes create a pizza you won't soon forget.
You better like cheese - lots of it. One slice will do ya fine.
- 69 7th Ave S (at Bleecker St)
- (212) 924-4466
Hand-cut Belgian-style fries and nearly 30 different homemade sauces to dip them in: This is the Pommes Frites experience.
French fries. With sauces on top. Nothing else is needed
- 128 Macdougal St
- (212) 674-1234