Tuesday, September 22, 2009

High Line

I met Nadine in the city today and we were going to take Aunt Harrie to the High Line.  Since we were walking from 34th street to 12th and the High Line, which opened to the public on June 9, 2009 currently runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 20th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues we decided we would walk it from 20th down to our Aunt's.  This way we would know where to find the elevator and when we took her and she felt too tired to go on and she would suggest that we go on our own, we wouldn't have to.  But we promised each other we wouldn't let her know we already did this for fear that she wouldn't want us to do it again just for her.

Before leaving 34th St we went into Macy's and saw this really old escalator.

After walking the garden pathway we reached Aunt Harrie's and were just hanging out and catching up on all the events of the past few month.  When it got to the time that we would be leaving Aunt Harrie said:  "I have to confess, I did a dry run of the High Line with my friend Mordecai last week just so I would know where to access the elevator and what it was all about."  It turned out not only did she walk from the elevator at 16th street down to Gansevoort but also back again to 16th for the elevator.  I can't remember if she said she also did 16-20th and back again too but she walked twice as far as we did.  Well, after hearing that, I told her about our dry run and we decided to go next Spring instead.  That way we can see the new growth.  So we went to lunch instead at a nice restaurant across the street where we were able to sit outside and stay for hours.

On the way back to the subway we passed the apartment where my great Aunt Mill lived at 24 Jane St.

I made it to Grand Central just in time to catch the 5:30 train back to Old Greenwich.
It was a wonderful day.

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