High Line to Shake Shack

Sunday we walked the High Line. To paraphrase Mark Twain – a good walk ruined by the litter of left wing crap-art.

The High Line was an elevated railway that once served Manhattan’s industries. After falling into disuse it was reborn as an elevated public walkway that wends its way through the city’s re-purposed factories and warehouses. It really is a pleasant walk and Sunday morning was just a beautiful time to take it in.

Yup people do complain of having their privacy invaded.

This is some of the crap-art that litters the way, all of it colonialism this and colonialism that and look at me I’m a victim of the fascist patriarchy even though that same patriarchy bought my crappy art!

Here’s the explanation for the above bad art.

And it just wouldn’t be New York without an anti-Trump billboard, visible from the High Line.

After the High Line we stopped in at the Chelsea Market where I paid a buck each for 6 Tiny Tom sized donuts, don’t get me wrong they were good, but like the market itself way oversold. K has written more about it on her FB page.

From there we meandered over to the Hummus Place and enjoyed an excellent meal featuring Shakshuka, I highly recommend it. Boy that K is a Trencherman!

Dessert? Big Gay Ice Cream! (Yea it was good)

This morning we walked some of Central Park and stopped in at the famous Lexington Candy Store Luncheonette for a sammy. Was great! That’s a collection of special event coke bottles etc in the window. The diner was last renovated in 1948 and they’re quite proud of that.

We just window shopped the rest of the day away as we strolled down Lexington. Eventually ending up at Madison Park for dinner. The Shake Shack does make a great shake. Good thing we’ve walked a lot on this trip.

That’s K’s enuff with the camera I’m eating look (above). I enjoy Madison Park, it’s a pleasant oasis in the city, that is the Empire State Building in the background, clouds were rolling in.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Wow, great pictures and K looks terrific. 🙂

    • New York rejuvenates her!

      • Alain

        I don’t believe you, because I don’t believe she needs rejuvenating. There you have it. ha

      • It make me happy to see you so evidently enjoying yourselves! New York is truly a wonder. Where else can you find great food, inspiring ideas like the High Line and recordings of someone dying from Black Lung cheek by jowl? Did you get a recording?

    • Watchman

      And K looks so happy. Kudos for taking her there.

  • Watchman

    In that last picture: is that one of those professional Times Square cosplayers? “I am Groot!” or is it Art and Commentary: “We killed the Ents, there will be no more Ent moots in Central Park making hasty decisions! We have the Mayor’s office for that now.”

    • Sometimes a dead tree is just a dead tree;)

      • bob e

        very profound

  • Dana Garcia

    Wow, in these parts hummus is just beige mush. But what you got looks terrific.

    (I love food travelogues.)

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since rain is in the forecast for tomorrow, I recommend checking out upper Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile along Central Park. It includes three great art museums, the Met, the Guggenheim and the Frick. (The Met is pretty much an all day affair, so immense is the collection.) Others along that stretch include the Jewish Museum, the Museum of the City of New York and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design. As for dining, take your pick. Manhattan has thousands of restaurants.

  • Maggat

    Looks like you are having fun, good on ya.

  • Frances

    Really good you could have a holiday after all the issues with “Aged P”. By the way, how is she doing? Though we found in our family that being legally “blind” doesn’t slow some down. Mother had macular degeneration; straight ahead was a black spot. The peripheral vision, on the other hand was really great. The grandkids had to figure out that, should you misbehave in front of Granny, you do it right in front of her. Otherwise, you were dead meat. Even up to her last months, Granny could and would catch them out.

  • All of that food looks good!

  • bob e

    Very cool bossman.

  • bob e

    ha ha ..

  • We’re only a few weeks from summer and people everywhere are still walking around with jackets. It still feels like March. Global Cooling?