Continuing on with the High Line...There are a few interesting areas and features on the path. All places to sit and people watch.
There is an area at about 18th street that has a sunken area with seating and a bird's eye view of 10th Avenue running north:
On a busy day, this is a popular spot for people to linger and take pictures. The benches are very neat, and it's hard to describe how the seating becomes a sort of ramp down to the bottom.
These benches become prime seating on a nice day. I've seen people napping, computing, eating, sunbathing. They don't look that comfortable, but provide a nice space to spread out.
If you look closely, you'll see that the benches sit on wheels and the old track:
Aren't these benches cool? I don't see anyone sit on these. Well, except for a wedding party that was up here taking pictures one Saturday.
A little preview of what's to come: The Standard (how you can talk about the High Line and not this hotel??)