|Enjoying an evening in High Line Park in Manhattan|
We went to Manhattan on a Saturday night. We took the PATH to 33rd and walked over to 30th Street and 10th Avenue, the end of the new section of the High Line Park. This is a fabulous urban park that was developed over the last several years on an abandoned raised railway platform that runs along the west side of lower Manhattan. We have been to "Section One" several times during past visits, but "Section Two" just opened a few weeks ago. It's a wonderful example of landscaping that incorporates the urban environment. It's immensely popular.
After walking the High Line, we walked over to Risotteria in the Village. John had given Mark a gift certificate for this restaurant. They specialize in gluten-free Italian fare. We had a wonderful meal, and then headed to a nearby park to sit on a park bench and enjoy the evening. New York knows how to do parks right -- you never have to walk more than a couple of blocks to find a spot of greenery with benches and usually one or more sculpture.