One of my favorite spots to just walk around is the Highline in Chelsea. It’s a little bit crowded on the weekend, so the Highline is nicer to walk around when it’s quieter.
Nonetheless, the views from the Highline are some of the most scenic in New York.
Walking around Chelsea, it’s really quite pretty. This is the Maritime Hotel, currently being converted into the Dream Downtown Hotel. This hotel is the one that Ray and I always run into when we’re in the area and need a bathroom break.
It’s much better and comfortable than using a public bathroom on the Highline. And, as long as you walk in like it’s nobody’s business, nobody asks any questions.
In fact, this place is pretty cool when you go poking your nose around. There’s a gallery in the loading dock.
It kind of cool because the only other place you see art that’s so casual is just the graffiti around the city.
Several blocks from the Highline, where the boutiques and art galleries are, is the Comme Des Garcons boutique.
It’s a pretty interestingly designed store. The stuff inside is also reminiscent of a child’s doll’s clothing. It’s kind of quirky. Unfortunately, the store clerks didn’t want any photography.