Eataly brings the very best of Italy to New York: we cook what we sell and we sell what we cook.......along with designer Italian cookware, wines and liquor, and cookbooks to die for. Memo to Jeremy: if you ever decide to visit New York, stay somewhere near Eataly...best coffee, bread, antipasto in New York, and a cool enough scene to satisfy Jeremy's high standards. The store/eatery is filled with stylish Italians..you can tell by their little scarves, narrow pants and pointy toe shoes and great hair cuts.
We love our lunch: fresh anchovies on roast peppers and whole whiting in a delicious light sauce and crunchy snap peas, accompanied by a fresh white Italian wine, a Suave.
We do a bit of last minute shopping at Macy's on Herald Square then take a stroll down to the Hudson River end of 24th Street, a quiet and leafy area with beautiful pre war apartment buildings and prosperous looking brownstones. The street level of a whole block of apartments on W 24th Street has been opened up as contemporary gallery spaces - all white and minimalist and very EXPENSIVE. Chelsea is known as the art district of New York. It's been a wonderful place to stay!
We do a bit of sorting back at the apartment before heading out again to experience our last sunset in New York, this time from the Chelsea Highline Park - another favourite place for us in New York. It's not as glamorous as our vantage point from Brooklyn Bridge Park last night but strolling the Highline Park offers a more funky and thoughtful sunset experience for us.
There was a small gathering around the members of the Amateur Astronomer's Society of New York who'd set up small telescopes. The object of attention seemed to be.....