Hello!!! I’ve been meaning to post another travel update on here for a while but life has been soooooo busy lately I just haven’t had chance! And even though I’ve been working what seems like flat out for months, I haven’t actually done anything of any interest (boring). BUT today I am here in New York and I’ve had such a lovely day I feel the need to share!! (I promise I’ll write more posts about other things than NYC soon!)
After getting into bed fairly late last night, I was actually up early and full of energy so decided to trek to Central Park and do one of my all time favourite runs which I’ve nicknamed “The Jackie O” – from the Plaza hotel and around the Jackie Onassis Reservoir and back again, its around 4 miles and rather hilly but I loved it! It was pouring with rain which I love! I am super slow (and fat) at the moment and annoyingly I keep getting time hop updates from this time last year when I was super fit and about to run the London Marathon. Heres a map of my route if anyones heading here soon and loves to run! Also feel free to follow me on Strava!
After my run, I headed back to the hotel and had a quick shower and realised I was super hungry!!!! It had brightened up outside so grabbed my camera and headed out. I hadn’t walked The Highline for ages so wandered along and headed towards the Meatpacking District for brunch at my favourite spot Bubbys. Heres some pictures of The Highline I took, NYC is full of cherry blossom trees this month and I am loving it!! So pretty!
The Highline is 1.5 miles long elevated park that runs from 34th st/10th ave down to Gansevoort St in Meatpacking District. Once a busy overground trainline on the West Side of Manhattan, it lay derelict for decades until 2002 when planning started to regenerate the area in to a beautiful inner city landscape for everyone to enjoy completely free of charge. It opened fully in 2014. There are many different access points along the West Side of Manhattan – some including lifts for those who can’t use stairs but I’d recommend walking it fully from 34th st/10th ave all the way into the Meatpacking District. I love just wandering along people watching and looking at all the amazing buildings that surround you, theres some fantastic artwork dotted along the route and look out for local graffiti on the buildings along the way too. The gardens are so well kept and the gardening team were out in force today planting lots of lovely new things.
For more details on The HIghline visit http://www.thehighline.org
When you exit The Highline at Gansevoort St, straight opposite you on the corner is a lovely eatery called Bubbys. I always recommend it to anyone I know heading off to NYC – the food is GOOD. I’ve been a few times and popped in by myself today around 11:30am and they sat me down straight away (thank goodness as I was so hungry!) It has such a lovely atmosphere and a nice buzz about it. The lovely waitress got me a huge bottle of water for my table while I browsed the menu – breakfast looked like it was all day (winner) so I ordered a tea and the Nutella pancakes and OH MY GOD WOW! They were soooooooo good! (And so Instragrammable LOL) Obviously my eyes were too big for my belly and I could only eat 2 thirds but they were the best pancakes I’ve ever had! The food isn’t cheap but isn’t too expensive – sort of midrange price if thats such a thing? My tea and pancakes came to $26, there were cheaper things on the menu but I was determined to have the most ridiculous thing I could find! Fully stuffed and in a food coma I waddled back down The Highline to my hotel fully satisfied but not feeling too guilty as I’d already done over 20,000 steps on my Fitbit already.
I do apologise if this random diary of my day here has gone on a little and has too many photos but if your in NYC anytime soon and staying in Midtown I’d definitely recommend this walk/breakfast/brunch combo!! It’s a winner in my eyes. Has anyone got any good suggestions for breakfast in NY? I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading and happy travels!
Love Kirsty xx