Today was special because Tom and Tracy took the train in from Philly to hang with me in New York for the day. I don’t get to spend time with them that often so I was excited that they were willing to come into the city. Penny was excited to have a few new people to pet her and play fetch.
Tom and Tracy were up for some walking so we headed over to the Chelsea Market. It’s in the refurbished old Nabisco Factory on the west side. The Food Network has its studios above the first floor which is open to the public, and there are all kinds of excellent food shops, restaurants and bakeries. We walked through to see all our selections and then went back to get just a few things for a snack. Tom and Tracy shared a homemade hot dog with sauerkraut from a meat shop and I had a piece of amazing margherita pizza. I’ll get back there at least once if not twice for a few bakery items before I leave town.
We were revived so next headed to my favorite New York museum The Whitney. I have blogged about it before as I try to go just about every time I’m here. I love the building, so clean and perfect for displaying art. Also lots of outdoor terraces with great west side views of the city. Tom and Tracy had never been there and they really liked it as well. The focus is on all American artists and they have exciting new exhibitions every few months. Since I’m here for awhile longer I will probably go once more. The new exhibits were very thought provoking so I need time to digest it and I’ll hopefully have some comments after I see it again.
The Highline is accessible right from the Whitney so we walked on it a bit. The Highline is an old elevated train track that has been converted into a fabulous pedestrian walkway with lots of gardens, seating, artwork and food. I love when old areas are repurposed into something so cool!
Tom was really craving a visit to the famous Katz’s restaurant on the lower east side so we figured out which subway we needed to take to get there and we were on our way. Katz’s has been around since 1888 so it didn’t last this long with bad food. It’s a delicatessen and very well known for corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. There is almost always a line and even though it was 2:30 in the afternoon we still had to wait about 15 minutes to get in. But worth it! If you’ve ever seen the movie “When Harry Met Sally” there is a famous scene that takes place there.
Such a fun day. Time to get back and see how Penny was doing. I guess all that playing fetch tires a girl out!
More fun planned for tomorrow. Check back soon!