|View atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Riverside Park volunteers keep the flower beds beautiful.|
I had read online about the transformation of an elevated rail bed into glorious gardens. I couldn't wait to go check out the High Line.
It was wonderful. We walked for probably 2 hours on a Saturday and it became more and more crowded as we strolled. This project, which was probably once looked upon as a little crazy, has shot life back into the historic Meat Packing district. There are housing and retail projects popping up all around this popular walking trail.
|Battery Park Flowerbeds|
Another green area that is in the process of being transformed is down on the southern most end of Manhattan. Battery Park is experiencing a lot of construction but the parts that were open were beautifully landscaped and the park also offers a side view of Lady Liberty. I could have stayed in this park all day, sitting among the gardens with a view of the water.
|Unitarian Church sweet Statue.|
As we explored Manhattan, I found myself trying to discover little secret gardens. There was a welcoming respite from the city traffic at the 1819 historic Unitarian Church of All Souls. I also enjoyed spotting the balcony gardens that I so wished I could see closeup. Beautiful entryways are often landscaped as were the small beds around trees on sidewalks.
Central Park. I only had time to explore the section around the lake near Columbus Circle. I encountered, of all things, a Heron! I never expected to see that in Manhattan. The Elderberry, wild Raspberry, Daylily, and Bottle Brush Buckeye were in full bloom.
I was so impressed with the few gardens I visited over 4 days. I know there are many more.
I LOVE NY - the city of GREEN.