High Line & Bubby’s … New York City …

_MG_4370-1Hey everyone … so after our morning in WASHINGTON & MADISON SQ PARKS the four of us wandered over to the High Line … its an old elevated train line from the 1930’s used for moving freight cargo … in 1999 it was under threat of demolition but was instead donated to a non-profit and transformed into an elevated park open for the public to enjoy … the first section of the High Line opened in 2009 and the second in 2011 … works are currently ongoing to the next phase …

_MG_4335-1 _MG_4337-1 _MG_4339-1Its a really lovely idea to have this elevated park in the city … its a nice little escape from all the concrete buildings … the views aren’t too bad either …

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It was a good mix of shade and sunshine as we walked along …

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We stopped about halfway along when we spotted a little cart selling ice lollies … we found a spot on the bench to settle and went to grab a cold snack …

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Laura and I ended up going with the Pink Lemonade … while Perry went for a Mango & Raspberry and James went for a Cucumber version …

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It all got a little messy towards the end …

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As we went further south along the High Line we came across this little paddling section … it was really tempting in the afternoon heat … at this point I really regretted not wearing my sandals that day …

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A map of the High Line … and a few more snaps from the walk along …

_MG_4494-1 _MG_4508-1 _MG_4487-1 _MG_4519-1 _MG_4518-1As we got to the end of the High Line we noticed this pretty awesome building …

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Once back at street level we realised we were in the Meatpacking District … and after wandering around a couple of the side streets trying to decide on a place to sit in some shade for a couple hours … we ended up settling on Bubby’s …

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We started with some cold drinks and waited for the kitchen to open so we could order some nibbles … we were going to the Top of The Rocks later around Sunset so we had a few hours to pass before we had to head over there …

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Laura pulled out her NYC guide and looked up some of the history of the area …

_MG_4552-1 _MG_4565-1We ordered Nachos to start with … they were actually really delicious … with the addition of Feta and radishes it actually tasted quite refreshing rather than claggy which is usually what Nacho’s end up being …

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We then decided we had to look at the desert menu … as it turns out Bubby’s is meant to be famous for its pies …

_MG_4556-1At one point there was a discussion about the average size of a banana compared to a cherry … when discussing a banana split desert … then Laura & James tried to demonstrate their point and this happened …

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We ended up ordering three of the pies between us … the Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Key Lime and Banoffee (clockwise starting from the one furthest away) …

_MG_4577-1They were all really good … and they sure don’t scrimp on their portion sizes … I think we got a quarter of a pie on each of those plates … the service was great and the food that we did eat was pretty good too …

That is it for this post … I’ll be back again in a couple days with more photos …

Till next time …

Mina X

 

 

 

 

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