the lowdown

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on the high line

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Relaxing on Manhattan’s West Side

http://i.johnmasters.com/post/large/htzoq9ucvv42.pngack in December of 2012, John Masters Organics erected its very first outdoor billboard to launch their new 2-in-1 Men’s Skincare Line.

What better place to put it, than in full view of New York City’s, newly constructed and still expanding High Line Park? Built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, the High Line opened its “doors” in the summer of 2011.

This unique public space is open year round for everyone to enjoy, tourists and locals alike. Featuring events, live music and holiday festivities, the High Line Park is always bustling with activity year round.

The opening has also brought a bigger sense of community, especially to Manhattan’s West Side. Businesses and residents alike volunteer and donate to ensure the park is well maintained and continues to thrive.

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At Chelsea Market you find some of the best organic eats Manhattan has to offer

The High Line runs through 3 of Manhattan’s most charismatic and thriving neighborhoods: the Meat Packing District, West Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. All filled with art galleries, design studios, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, museums and residences. Connecting all the best that Manhattan has to offer.

One of my favorite places under the High Line? Chelsea Market! Stretching from 9th to 10th Avenue and 15th to 16th Street. This former NaBisCo factory boasts some of the best organic eats Manhattan has to offer. A few of my favorites? Why, I thought you’d never ask.

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The Green Table - Organic eatery in the heart of Chelsea Market.

The Green Table is a super charming organic eatery located in the heart of Chelsea Market. Their daily menu reflects what’s freshest at the local farms and greenhouse markets.

And if you’re in the mood for a nice wine or cold refreshing beer, their list is composed of sustainable, organic and biodynamic offerings. It’s the ideal place for a nice lunch, an after-work drink or a fun and quick bite to eat. Their artisanal potpies and macaroni & cheese are top notch.

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Ronnybrook Dairy has their own organic farm in Upstate, NY

Have a sweet tooth like I do? Or in my case sweet teeth, I just love desserts! Head next door to Ronnybrook Dairy and get a scoop (or three) of their mind-blowing ice cream. Made fresh with milk from their own organic farm in Upstate, NY. You can even buy ice-cold, fresh milk – they have chocolate too – in glass bottles like the milkman used to deliver.

With the ever-changing landscape of Manhattan, there are always new places to visit, new galleries to explore and new restaurants to try. Need a direct route to some of the best or just a nice leisurely stroll? Let the High Line Park be your guide and you won’t be disappointed.

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Milk from Ronnybrook organic farm
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Ice cream from Ronnybrook Dairy organic farm
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Mind-blowing organic ice cream