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Keeping it simple and comfortable for a long day of park strolling and biking. Today’s article takes you through my two favorite parks in New York City wearing all black.
Unfortunately, the sun was hiding all day, causing all my pictures to be a bit on the gloomy side. It sort of worked well with my dark outfit though, but a bit lacking on the picture quality. First stop…
A must-see in Central Park is the Bethesda Terrace, which gives tourists a breathtaking view of Central Park Lake and the woods. This snapshot below is the lower terrace, whereas the upper terrace sits right on 72nd Street. Often times, you will find street artists singing or dancing here. This is one of the first few architectures to be built in the park; really adds character to it and what makes it so special. There are no other parks in the world like this one, which explains why there are always an overflow of tourists. The city scape is the same with high rises and industrial buildings, having a park can really help ease the mind after a long work day.
The view of the Bethesda Upper Terrace and Bethesda Fountain taken from the woods.
This is definitely the destination for couples or families . So romantic, filled with activities such as biking and boating, economical, and packed with photo ops. I have never tried boating so I cannot quote the pricing for that. But I cannot imagine it being difficult to Google. Biking on the other hand, I have done numerous times. When entering the park, you will often see bike rental salesman chatting you up. At moments like this, bargain for the best deal! As of now, the best bargain I got was $15 for unlimited hours! Typically, it starts at $15 for an hour and increases in increments of $5 per hour.
Alright, time to hop to the next destination!
HIGH LINE PARK
I was first introduced to this park 1.5 years ago by a friend who actually made more efforts to do some research. This park is very different from Central Park in its design and location. Central Park is a historical park filled with great architecture and stories, whereas High Line Park is an urban park reconstructed for the city folks. It is basically a park that stretches many miles on a bridge. Coming back this year, it was much longer than when I first visited and there are still continuous extension work being done.
To give you some historical context, the High Line is referred to as a linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur – the West Side Line. This park runs alongside the 10th St from 30th St to Ganesvoort St.. It is right by the Meatpacking District and Garment District. These areas are filled with cool restaurants, bars, and fashionable shops.
Totally in LOVE with these patent leather loafers I picked up at Century 21!!! It took some time to break into them but it’s so stylish and suitable for a casual business look. Be prepared to bring seeing these in a majority of just looks as I am quite obsessed with them for this Fall season!