Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Gansevoort Groove

Ok so it's saturday morning in NYC and you haven't planned anything for the weekend because of your busy work week and all the heavy drinking you did last night to blow off steam.

How about a trip to West 14th street and surrounding areas. First grab a quick breakfast and a cup of joe, make sure to dress warmly because it's cold out there. Your next stop might be to check out this retail sale...

What: Generra Sale
Why: Fall '09 men's and women's clothing is 60% off. Men's slub jersey knits are $36 originally $90, shirts are $60 originally $165, and jackets are $100 originally $250. Women's basic knit tops are $27 originally $68, dresses are $118 originally $295, and coats are $146 originally $365.
When: 1/8-1/31, M-S (11-7), Su (noon-6).
Where: 823 Washington St., near Gansevoort St.

Then afterwards you can walk over to the High Line, meet a friend or sit and read a paper or listen to your tunes and people watch, in case you haven't already done so. It's the public park which opened in June of 2009 on the westside between 10th and 11th avenue from Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking district to 34th St. It was originally a track line near the rail yards which was constructed in the 1930's to lift the freight trains off Manhattan's streets. It is now run by the Friends of the High Line, a community based non-profit group which raises money for it's preservation and maintenance. It was nice to visit in the summer time and I'd like to see it again this season. You should too!

Top image: Generra
Bottom image: The High Line