After my first month of living in New York City, one thing is for sure: boredom is never an option. With a vast array of activities, sights to see, and new places to explore, I find the most difficult task is making a choice. This past Sunday was my first encounter with The High Line. If I wasn’t sold on New York City before, I am now.
The park is a perfect combination of modern and recycled architecture, built upon historic railroad tracks. As I was walking, I couldn’t help but admire the sense of unity between all the buildings, whether newly constructed or quaint with age. Although still in the city, the High Line provides the perfect contrast between concrete and nature. It was a great way to take a study break, and explore a piece of what this city has to offer.
If you have a chance to visit NYC, I encourage everyone to take a trip to see the park. If you are living in the city, it is the perfect spot to escape the hustle of the streets. Here is a short list of other must-see sights in NYC, some of which I still need to see for myself!
- Central Park
- The Met Rooftop Garden
- MoMA – Museum of Modern Art
- Empire State Building
- The High Line
- Top of the Rock Observation Deck – Rockefeller Plaza
- Times Square
- Ground Zero and 9/11 Memorial
- Broadway Show
- F.A.O. Schwarz
- Statue of Liberty
- Live Sporting Events: Yankees, Giants, Mets, Jets, Rangers
- Yankees game at Yankee Stadium/Giants game at MetLife Stadium
- Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
- Staten Island and Coney Island
What else would you recommend? Sound off below or tweet me @Sam__Dickson!