Winter is coming - on the High Line
The High Line has been a terrific addition to the Parks of New York, and even though the Bloom List is woefully short in December (only four blooms!), the winter experience is heightened by the customary (for the High Line) retention of all plants through their "dormant" period until the spring. Only then are they cut back. Walkers, as above, don't seem to care that there's a chill in the air, and a certain tawny-ness to the grasses and leaves. It's the High Line, and Frank Gehry's building for the Interactive Corporation (IAC - click on the link to learn more, and experience the building differently!) still shines on West Street, just to the west from the High Line.
A Great Walk Along a Great River
This past autumn was a wonderful time for a couple of long walks: across the George Washington Bridge and along the Palisades through the autumn leaves and changing season - with a little sense of roughing it. Many of us, on the second walk, in November, experienced views we had hardly imagined.
The Street Teacher's Walking Tours
Soon! There is a bit of snowing as I write at the moment, but I'm sure we'll get more when winter really begins, soon.
Watch for Winter Walks
I may have public tours scheduled for January and February, in spite of the chill, perhaps. But you can always make your own requests. For example, he will help you know about areas such as:
1. Wall Street and the Financial District
2. The Lower East Side and Chinatown
3. Greenwich Village - from Klein Deutschland to the West Village
4. The High Line and the Meatpacking District
5. The Upper East Side and New York's great museums
6. The Acropolis of the New World: Columbia University and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
7. Harlem, from the Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights to the Apollo and Mt. Morris Park
8. The World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial
9. SoHo and Tribeca
10. Midtown: Grand Central Terminal, The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Times Square - and more!
11. The Central Park, and the Upper East Side
Tours are also given by coach and other vehicles - large groups are especially welcome. Please let us know what you need and would like to see and learn about our great city.
Put your "two cents" in! From time to time The Street Teacher publishes
The Talk of New York, our blog in which I relate our discoveries in the City as we walk and travel throughout its streets and avenues - and alleys and riversides. I hope you click on it and subscribe - and contribute. Yes! You can make a difference! I think your contributions to the offerings here at The Street Teacher will make you more a part of us - and all of us together a boost to New York.
Remember, if you're out and about and happen to forget your Street Teacher website, just check out Thumbtack - you'll find him there.