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Another West Side Story April 24, 2022

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 The West Side of Manhattan is growing and changing in a mostly good way. Pier 57 is the latest free, public space opened this week (thanks to Google)and I decided to check it out early on Earth Day. The food hall is not open yet but it surely will draw a crowd and is located right next to the wonderful Little Island. I decided to walk home via the High Line which is also one of my favorite spots (if you can get there early). Since it opened in 2009 the surrounding area has encroached ever closer to this lovely public space and the construction seems endless. Hudson Yards is at the end of the High Line and has an observation deck called The Edge which I went to a little over a year ago. Get out and explore Manhattan if you can. It is great exercise and the views are outstanding. Hint: go early because the tourists are back.

The Edge March 21, 2021

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 I have been taking baby steps out into the city these past few weeks since being fully vaccinated. Went to a movie, a museum and also to the Edge. ‘The Edge is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere located at 30 Hudson Yards, with a one-of-a-kind design. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else. Look 100 stories down from the thrilling glass floor, lean out over the city on angled glass walls and even sip champagne in the sky’. Truth be told I am not a big fan of ledges, edges and heights but I find myself in these high places despite feeling dizzy and somewhat nauseated. Oh what we do for a photo op. This attraction opened just a few days prior to the shutdown in March of 2020. Glad it is now open and encourage you to visit. Speaking of heights…five years ago we went to One World Observatory And two years ago we had a delicious BBQ in the sky.