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A New York Day

BY Lisa Lindblad

September 24, 2014

finalhighline12Phase 3 of the High Line opened on Sunday, and the September 19th review by Michael Kimmelman in the NYTimes was so evocative that I had to get there.  At 7:00 on Monday morning, I met my friend Mary and we cabbed down to the new leg of New York’s latest and, some say, finest public park.   With tea in hand, we took a leisurely stroll along the lightly planted, lightheartedly designed walkway that heads west toward a line of aspen trees and the glittering Hudson River beyond, and then north to 34th Street.  Already runners and strollers  had taken possession of this new space, a habit that seems particular to New Yorkers who seem magnetized to any new arrival on the scene.

We ended our day with dinner at another newcomer, a charming restaurant on the Upper East Side, Bar Roma.  Part of the Via Quadrono/Bottega del Vino empire – a proper Via Quadrono is also in the works for a Madison Avenue opening on the UES – this tiny boite with about 10 tables, great interiors (the ceiling is a standout), good food and adorable service is a real addition to our lives.

So from one end of the city to the other, there are happenings.  The important thing, of course, is to get out and travel to them.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/arts/design/the-high-line-opens-its-third-and-final-phase.html

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bar-roma-new-york

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