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High Line

It’s hard to believe that the High Line – a shining example of brilliant urban renewal – was once a dingy rail line that anchored a rather unsavory district of slaughterhouses. Today, this eye-catching attraction is…
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Whitney Museum of American Art

After years of construction, the Whitney's new downtown location opened to much fanfare in 2015. Perched near the foot of the High Line, this architecturally stunning building – designed by Renzo Piano – makes a sui…
Top Choice Market in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Chelsea Market

In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has taken a factory formerly owned by cookie giant Nabisco (creator of Oreo) and turned it into an 800ft-long shopping concourse that caters…
Top Choice Park in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Hudson River Park

The High Line may be all the rage these days, but one block away from that famous elevated green space stretches a 5-mile-long ribbon of green that has dramatically transformed the city over the past decade. Coverin…
Top Choice Park in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Washington Square Park

What was once a potter’s field and a square for public executions is now the unofficial town square of Greenwich Village, and plays host to lounging NYU students, tuba-playing street performers, curious canines and …
Top Choice Market in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Chelsea Market

In a shining example of redevelopment and preservation, the Chelsea Market has transformed a former factory into a shopping concourse that caters to foodies. More than two dozen food vendors ply their temptations, i…
Top Choice Gallery in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin is the first museum in the Western world to dedicate itself to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Its impressive collections include embroidered textiles from China, metal sculptures from Ti…
Top Choice Fusion in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

RedFarm

RedFarm transforms Chinese cooking into pure, delectable artistry at this small, buzzing space on Hudson St. Fresh crab and eggplant bruschetta, juicy rib steak (marinated overnight in papaya, ginger and soy) and pa…
Top Choice Modern American in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Foragers Table

Owners of this outstanding restaurant run a 28-acre farm in the Hudson Valley, from which much of their seasonal menu is sourced. It changes frequently, but recent temptations include Long Island duck breast with ro…
Top Choice American in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Blue Hill

A place for slow-food junkies with deep pockets, Blue Hill was an early crusader in the 'Local is Better' movement. Gifted chef Dan Barber, who hails from a farm family in the Berkshires, MA, uses harvests from that…