Have you ever walked New York’s High Line?
If so, you understand what all the fuss is about. If not, I highly recommend that you check it out.
The elevated greenway (a converted freight railroad spur) is of particular interest to me because it’s in my neighborhood. Not only is one of my restaurants, Colicchio & Sons, located directly under the High Line, but my home is a stone’s throw away from it. The High Line has only been open for a little over two years, but it has already established itself as a Manhattan landmark — I’m happy to say that my two youngest sons will never know a New York without it.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that the project of building and maintaining this aerial park is made possible by a non-profit organization called Friends of the High Line, which relies on private funding to stay in business. On Sunday October 23, for the fifth year running, we hosted a fundraising event to help them keep doing what they’re doing.
This year, for the first time ever, we began the event with cocktails on the High Line (luckily, it was 60 degrees and sunny that day, which made for the perfect evening to watch the sun set over the Hudson). Afterwards, we moved down to Colicchio & Sons for a walk-around tasting event featuring neighborhood restaurants including Spice Market, Barbuto, Del Posto, Morimoto, and many more (a pretty impressive neighborhood, I know). All of the chefs who participated deserve a lot of credit for their generous donations of time, talent, and ingredients to make this event such a success.
It was a great night, and I hope you’ll consider joining us at next year’s event.
Eat Well and Cook Often,