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4 Days in New York City Part 2

This picture was taken right in the middle of Times Square. It was lightly raining when I took a stroll through Times Square while waiting for my girlfriends.
Two small humans dressed as character’s from the movie Frozen just standing in the middle of Times Square casually chatting. I laughed to myself for a second thinking that in Times Square, this is just a *could be any Thursday night.


I grew up in New York,on Long Island and moved to Florida more than 15 years ago.
I have no idea when they started having digital lottery’s for cheap tickets for Broadway shows,but what a crazy deal.

How does $10.00 each for 2 tickets to see the hottest show right now ..Hamilton sound.

Here’s how it works:
This is for same day and next day tickets only.
21 front row tickets will be sold to winners of the Official Digital Lottery.


Click “Enter Now”  Check for the date and time for the performance you want to attend and fill out the entry form. After the lottery closes, you will be notified via email within minutes as to whether you won or not.

Winners, claim your seats.
If you are selected as a winner, you have 60 minutes to pay for your tickets. Seats are assigned at the discretion of the Box Office and cannot be transferred to other people or performances.

Check here for a list of lottery’s for other shows   https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/

We didn’t get the tickets for this first night so we headed over to the Chelsea Market with plans to find what we have heard is some fantastic food at the Chelsea Market,then we would take a long stroll on the High line .  It was the perfect weather on this July evening to walk together on the High line and catch up on the drama’s in our lives over the past year since we saw each other last .

Chelsea Market

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm
Address: 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011

About Chelsea Market


A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake.

The trains of the High Line once served the wholesale butchers who lined the streets beneath the tracks and cooled their provisions with blocks of Hudson River ice, and the National Biscuit Company established its factory—now reclaimed as the Chelsea Market—here to take advantage of the butchers’ lard in the nineteenth century. This long history—and the stripped-down brick architecture of the building—gives the Market a unique character. For foodies and even casual tourists, it is possible to enter the Market at one end in the morning and not exit the other until lunchtime, without ever growing bored—and certainly without ever going hungry.

We had one of the most amazing soups I’ve ever tasted at Very Fresh Noodles , made to order doughnuts at the Doughnuttery. and later amazing Tacos at  LOS TACOS.



High Line
Official website of the High Line public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, NY, USA.
Free tours by Foot has an amazing self guided tour
Free Tours By Foot has a self-guided tour with a map.   You can use this tour right on your smartphone or if you want to save battery power and not use up data minutes, you can download the PDF file on the their site:  Their High Line Self Guided Tour should take you between 60 to 90 minutes to complete. A free audio tour of the High Line narrated by one of their professional guides where you can hear some of the same great stories and historical facts you would on their live tour. A 30 minute video tour on Youtube. Click here to view it. – See more at: http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/high-line-map/#sthash.cSf9LIgF.dpuf

Entrance/Exit Points

Every entrance has a staircase but only a few have elevators. We have made note of those with elevators. Also note that the High Line is fully wheelchair accessible. The Southern entrance/exit point is at Gansevoort St. & Washington St. (elevator). The other entrance/exits are all located on 10th Ave. at the following streets: 14th St. (elevator), 16th St. (elevator), 18th St., 20th St., 23rd St. (elevator), 26th St. and 28th St.



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