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Published August 8th 2013
Experience New York from New Heights
New York is a city filled with places to see and experiences to be had - Central Park, Time Square, and the Village to name but a few.
Once you've done the well-known tourist spots, take a stroll over to the Meatpacking District. You'll find it neatly nestled between West 14th Street and Gansevoort Street, and from the Hudson River to Hudson Street on the West Side.
There are charming cobble stoned streets to wander lazily through and high end designer shops to tantalize your fashion taste buds, but of all the things to do there are three that hit the top of the list.
1. The Highline
This is such a fabulous concept; an old railway line elevated above the city streets was marked for demolition when a group of community minded residence decided to save it and convert it into a public park.
The Highline meanders from Gansevoort Street to West 30th with a further section to be opened soon. There are entry/exit points along the way making for easy access.
While the walk and the views are a delight in themselves and sitting on one of the many designer park benches is relaxing, you can also grab a coffee or a bite to eat. Plus, there are events and informative tours to entertain and educate.
It's open from 7am to 11pm and is completely free.
The Chelsea Markets
2. The Tuck Shop
After taking in the lofty heights of the Highline it's sure to be time for a bite to eat. So head on over to the Chelsea markets, you'll find something for everyone.
If you're an Australian far from home or a local looking for a new taste sensation then you really must check out The Tuck Shop. The name is derived from the slang term used for the school cafeteria, but never fear, the quality here is outstanding and you'll find the traditional meat pie, a lunch time favourite Down Under.
Besides the traditional beef pie, there's the Chook (chicken) pie, the Vegetable pie and the Lamb Shank pie to name but a few. You can wash it down with a cleansing Australian ale to boot.
They are open from 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 7pm on Sundays.
3. People's Pops
Finally, save a bit of room after your Australian fare for what have to be the coolest popsicles or ice blocks in the city. People's Pops are just around the corner from The Tuck Shop and are a delicious refreshment.
The creators, Joel, Dave and Nathalie decided that the world needed better 'ice pops' and so they took fresh sustainable produce and turned them into handmade treats. They are a must try while you're in New York.