The High Line, New York City

4.6
#2 of 17,972 in Parks in United States
A breath of fresh air in the middle of the big city, The High Line is a 1.6 km (1 mi) linear park. It's built on a short section of an abandoned elevated railway that once ran along the lower west side of Manhattan. Redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway, the first few sections of the park opened in 2009. The elevated park features gardens, birdhouses, benches, artwork, and cafes, and offers views of the city and the Hudson River. View the exhibit of mirror sculptures designed to reflect the surrounding greenery. An installation of 700 purple and gray glass panes, calibrated to match the center pixel of 700 digital pictures taken every minute on the Hudson, creates an extended portrait of the river. Plan to see The High Line and other attractions that appeal to you using our New York City trip itinerary planning website .
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  • This is how New York proves that it is real metropolitan city. It did covert train line in to park and what a great place to take a walk around and see the city above the streets.  more »
  • Old railway line converted into a large urban park of the city of about 2.3 km. Although you might be a little more careful, the tour is worth. We recommend that you download on chealse market to a turn in the market
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  • Wonderful park on converted railroad tracks. It provides a nice break from the city and let's you enjoy the sun and grass. It's narrow but pretty long. Pretty unique compared to other parks in the city. It's a nice place to take a walk and enjoy the outdoors without having to go to far. Definitely not an escape, but very enjoyable
  • A popular NYC tourist attraction. Don't know why - probably great marketing and word of mouth. As a New Yorker my entire life, I remember when this was just a rusty derelict from a previous era. This was my first opportunity to see what all the fuss is about. Lot's of people on a sunny Saturday afternoon. So - if you are in a hurry will be stuck behind the masses of groups of people who are in no rush with frequent narrow walkways (guessing about 10' wide at points) Plenty of benches to rest on and frequent breezes because the High Line is an elevated walkway. There are enough places with shade if you go in mid afternoon on a sunny day and a few places where you can order up some food and drinks on the High Line itself. You can always exit at one of the exit points and sample some of the fine Manhattan dining establishments. These exit/entry points are every few blocks- usually stairs, occasionally an elevator. Occasionally there are views of the Hudson River and many places to observe Manhattan traffic below. Glad I took the time to experience this but probably won't be back. It's just a walk in the park after all.
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