Highline Heaven / DUMBO in the Rain

Today I visited the Highline for the second time.  The first time I headed over to Chelsea was on my third day in New York and only a small section of it was open – cleared from snow and frost.  Today there were the first tiny crocus’s popping up and a ton of people out enjoying the sunshine.  I have maximum love and appreciation for the Highline and hope I’ll be able to see some Spring flowering action before I leave in a few weeks.
Mirrored First Crocus Grasses cut backAvenue view point Funky temporary scaffolding structureOverlookedI then wandered down through the West Village to find Keith Haring’s Carmine Street swimming pool mural.  I hope it’s only closed for the Winter as it’s an amazing little place, tucked right off Seventh Avenue. Keith Haring Next up I went to Thompson Street to check out some funky shops …The Little Leboski  The Chess ForumAs far as I can tell The Chess Forum is open 24 hours a day and you can drop by, use their boards, have lessons or watch a match.  A typically upbeat NY postcard …SubwayA massive shout out has to go to Sweet Revenge on Carmine Street.  It’s an uber dinky cafe that specialises in cupcakes and wines.  A very dangerous and expensive combination!Sweet RevengeYesterday I went to DUMBO Brooklyn (DUMBO meaning Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and came across an iconic Avenue from Once Upon A Time in America.BridgeArt TarpCoveredThe weather was shitty so I ducked into PS Bookstore and had a rummage.PlayboyFor Mr HopeNative GirlLast up I went to Brooklyn Museum to see the new Jean-Michel Basquiat Notebooks exhibition.NotebooksBasquiat

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